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“Handsome Victorian villa right on the water's edge. Light and airy bedrooms with original decorative flourishes and antiques. Fragrant gardens sloping down to the lakeside. Its unassuming and sophisticated charm transports one to another time. ”

“Handsome Victorian villa right on the water's edge. Light and airy bedrooms with original decorative flourishes and antiques. Fragrant gardens sloping down to the lakeside. Its unassuming and sophisticated charm transports one to another time. ”

Hotel Review

Once a simple pensione, Villa Giulia is a beautiful, large house in Victorian style with gothic touches, owned by the charming Bombardelli family for more than 50 years. Gardens and terraces run practically to the water’s edge, while inside, airy rooms lead off handsome corridors. Bedrooms in the villa (preferable to those in the annexe and grounds) range from light and modern to large with antiques, beams and balconies with fabulous views.

Recommended for
  • Honeymoons
  • Hopelessly romantic old world feel- balconies overlooking the lake, Murano glass chandeliers and proseco under the stars.
  • Foodies
  • Savour the masterpieces created from the regions bountiful produce, in a phenomanal setting overlooking the lake.
  • Literary
  • DH Lawrence stayed on the lake for months at a time and would write the final version of Sons and Lovers here.
 

Written by Leonie Glass

Recommended For

  • Honeymoons
  • Hopelessly romantic old world feel- balconies overlooking the lake, Murano glass chandeliers and proseco under the stars.
  • Foodies
  • Savour the masterpieces created from the regions bountiful produce, in a phenomanal setting overlooking the lake.
  • Literary
  • DH Lawrence stayed on the lake for months at a time and would write the final version of Sons and Lovers here.
  • Great walks
  • The beautifully maintained gardens are a feast for the senses with bougainvillea, climbing roses, olive and lemon trees.
  • Sights nearby
  • Gargnano, one of the few villages on the Lake that still maintains its original structures, is only one km away.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The bar opens onto a terrace, beautifully lit at night, the perfect place to sit and sip proseco.
  • Other Activities
  • After a gruelling session in the hotel gym, reward yourself with a steam and a dip in the pool.
  • Watersports
  • Lake Garda offers a variety of watersports from waterskiing to sailing and kayaking.
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets allowed by request, charges apply.
  • Child friendly
  • Children of all ages welcome.
  • Views
  • Magnificent Lakeside views
  • Lakeside
  • Lake Garda
  • Charming
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Secluded setting
  • Owner managed
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Restaurant
  • Artworks
  • Boutique
  • Historic
  • Gym
  • Antiques
  • Free wifi
  • Wellbeing
  • Traditional
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

Facilities

  • Pet friendly
  • Pets allowed by request, charges apply.
  • Child friendly
  • Children of all ages welcome.
  • Views
  • Magnificent Lakeside views
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pool with stunning views
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Safe
  • Towelling robes
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Outdoor dining
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Massage
  • Good wine list
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Sitting Room
  • Free wifi
  • Suites
  • Hot Tub
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Great walks
  • The beautifully maintained gardens are a feast for the senses with bougainvillea, climbing roses, olive and lemon trees.
  • Sights nearby
  • Gargnano, one of the few villages on the Lake that still maintains its original structures, is only one km away.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The bar opens onto a terrace, beautifully lit at night, the perfect place to sit and sip proseco.
  • Other Activities
  • After a gruelling session in the hotel gym, reward yourself with a steam and a dip in the pool.
  • Watersports
  • Lake Garda offers a variety of watersports from waterskiing to sailing and kayaking.

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Villa Giulia Offers An Idyllic Escape

"No town better captures the lake’s understated magic than Gargnano, a sleepy enclave on its western shore and home to Villa Giulia, an idyllic escape that’s a perfect perch for reveling in Garda’s myriad delights."

Originally published by Forbes (view article)