Luxury hotel holiday Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli Lake Garda

The intrigue of this ultra-exclusive 5-star boutique Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli begins with its neo-gothic facade. Its peach and ochre striped walls are punctuated with star-shaped and arched windows, and crowned with battlements. Inside, its 8 spacious junior suites and suites follow a more reserved colour scheme; though the eclectic vibrance returns in the restaurant, offering a colourful environment in which to dine and absorb the views over Lake Garda. Its location on the lakeside at the base of the tiered village of Gargnano is unrivalled.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Verona
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car-hire and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, Lake Garda

The Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli is an exclusive 5-star glorious restored historical villa in a beautiful lakefront location. The Michelin-starred cuisine and excellent spa facilities, alongside the pristine grounds afford guests a truly relaxing and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location On the shore of Lake Garda

Annual opening 19 April to 20 October

Closest airport Verona or Milan

Distance from airport The hotel is 1-hour and 15-minutes' drive from Verona Airport and about 2.5-hours' drive from Milan airport

Closest railway station Verona Porta Nuova or Milan Central Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is 90-minutes' drive from Verona and 2-hours' drive from Milan

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Swimming Pool, Michelin Starred Dining, Private Dining, Pantry stocked with Beverages and Snacks, Wine Cellar, Library, Massages, Parking, Croquet, Complimentary Laundry, Regeneration Lounge, Boat Trips.

Complimentary

Selection of House Wines, Beers and Soft Drinks in the In-room Bar, Personal Laundry and Valet Service. Access to all On-site Recreational Facilities.

Out and about nearby

Historic villas of Lake Garda that can be seen only from the lake, Il Vittoriale park and museum in Gardone, Verona's lovely gardens and opera festivals, the charming towns and villages of San Michele, Bergamo, Trento, Brescia and Mantova.

Sports nearby

Tennis, Golf, Sailing.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Junior suite in Villa for 5 nights

From about

£3,019

Holiday Code EXH236

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, Lake Garda

Tucked away on the western shores of Lake Garda, the Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli has a most exclusive and secluded position. A glorious neo-gothic building, the hotel was built in the 19th Century as a summer escape and has been beautifully restored to reflect its history, with sumptuous and warm interiors that incorporate exquisite features such as stained glass windows, fresco ceilings, antiques and carved wood ceiling panels. The painstaking restoration of the Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli is a most impressive and outstanding success, and the beautiful Fresco ceilings are especially breathtaking. Lantern lit paths cross through the eight acres of historical parkland that surround the hotel. The Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli has a feel of a private residence, offering outstanding standards of service, including complimentary laundry, an unpacking service and a pantry stocked with beverages and snacks. In keeping with the hotel's dedication to service, guests can enjoy the luxury of eating at any time, anywhere, such as in the wine cellar or the garden, as well as in the dining room, which has breathtaking views of the lake. The Villa Feltrinelli's twenty rooms and suites have been individually decorated to incorporate graceful period features, like the Villa's original drapery and handcrafted Venetian bedside lamps, with modern touches to ensure a most luxurious stay. Attentive yet discreet service and a marvellous historical ambience create a most exceptional retreat.

Room descriptions

Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli has 20 unique suites with bath, shower and wc, central heating, air-conditioning, satellite television, direct-dial telephone, complimentary in-room mini-bar, fresh flowers, safe, In-room music panel with eight channels.

Junior Suite situated in the Villa with views of mountains and natural landscape
Junior Suite situated in the Casa dei Fiori park park views and lake beyond
Junior Suite in Casa Rustica park park and lake views.
Deluxe Junior Suite in the Villa with views of mountains and natural landscape
Premium Junior Suite in the Villa Lake views
One-Bedroom Suite in the Casa dei Fiori park park views and lake beyond
One-Bedroom Luxury Cottage in La Limonaia park park and lake views
Two-Bedroom Suite in the Casa dei Fiori park park views and lake beyond
One-Bedroom Premium Cottage located in the park and available on request

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Junior suite in Villa for 5 nights

From about

£3,019

Holiday Code EXH236

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, Lake Garda

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli on Lake Garda, our clients usually fly to Verona airport or arrive by train at Verona railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price, or we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region. We will arrange this for you if required.

Additional information

Minimum stays: There is a minimum stay of 2 nights.

Children: The hotel welcomes children over 12 years only.

Other information: The hotel does not permit smoking in the rooms or public areas. A complimentary bottle of prosecco is provided for honeymoon or anniversary stays of 3 nights or more.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Junior suite in Villa for 5 nights

From about

£3,019

Holiday Code EXH236

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, Lake Garda

About Italian Lakes

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Italian Lakes spans the northern Italian regions of Lombardy, Piemonte and the Veneto. We offer hotels located by the undisputedly beautiful Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda and also the smaller, quieter lakes of Orta and Iseo, both well-worth exploring in their own right. Each lake has its own character and atmosphere, distinctive terrain, architecture and style. Placed as the lakes are to the south of the Alps and to the north of the Po Valley, they naturally possess a charming mixture of the vibrant coolness associated with the Alps but enlivened by the warmth of the South. The landscape around the Italian Lakes is one of deep blue waters surrounded by greenish-blue tinged mountains, often snow-capped. On the shores of the lakes and the lower slopes of the hills you find a profusion of lemons and olives, chestnuts and palms, magnolias and camellias. Pretty villages with rustic stone and wood houses hug the sheltered bays and fishing boats still moor next to sailing boats. Wrought-iron balconies and colourful shutters adorn gaily-painted houses with terracotta roofs. Dining is usually al fresco in the summer months and a magical atmosphere is created with the lapping of the waters and the twinkling of the lights around the lake and in the hills above. The close proximity to Milan and Verona as well as other less well-known but artistically interesting cities means that you can visit the Italian Lakes quite easily for just a weekend or short break as well as a longer holiday. The Italian Lakes can all be visited as part of a rail holiday, and the many beautiful gardens located in the vicinity of Lakes Como and Maggiore are well worth a visit as part of a garden tour holiday. Our favourite four and five star hotels for luxury holidays in the Italian Lakes include Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni and Villa d'Este on Lake Como, and the Hotel Cannero Lakeside Resort on Lake Maggiore.

Highlights of the Italian Lakes

Historic villas are to be found on every lake from the Grotte di Catullo Roman villa at Sirmione on Lake Garda to Villa Melzi and Villa Olmo on Lake Como and the Palazzo Estense in Varese. Most of these villas also have extraordinarily beautiful gardens (which can be visited as part of an Expressions Garden Tour holiday) such as the Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, the Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore and Villa Taranto at Punta della Castagnola on Lake Maggiore. Monte Mottarone above Stresa on Lake Maggiore and Monte Baldo above Lake Garda can both be reached by cable car and afford spectacular views. At Gargnano on Lake Garda you can see the stone pavilions where lemons were traditionally cultivated. Within the region there are national parks such as the Stelvio National Park north of Orta and the Parco Nazionale della Val Grande above Verbania on Lake Maggiore.

Cultural highlights of the Italian Lakes

Much of the artistic and architectural cultural wealth in the region is concentrated in the great cities such as Milan and Verona but also in the less well-known but culturally-rich centres of Bergamo, Brescia, Pavia, Mantova and Vicenza (not directly on the Lakes but within reach for a day`s excursion). Highlights include the frescoes by Masolino at Castiglione Olona, the Rocca (castle) at Angera, the Flemish tapestries on the Isola Bella Lake Maggiore, the marble cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore at Como and the works of art in the Galleria dell`Accademia Tadini at Lovere on Lake Iseo. Milan has La Scala, the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, the Brera Gallery (containing Raphael`s `Marriage of the Virgin` and the Montefeltro altarpiece by Piero della Francesca) and its Gothic cathedral. Verona has its annual opera festival from June until the end of August, the Romanesque church of San Zeno, the Renaissance Loggia del Consiglio and the Roman Arena.

Festivals in the Italian Lakes

The Verona Opera Festival takes place in the Roman Arena every year with performances running from June until the end of August. Verona also celebrates Carnival every year culminating on the Friday before Shrove Tuesday. Como holds a flea market, the Fiera di Pasqua, over the Easter weekend. Music festivals take place in Bergamo throughout the year. The Mille Miglia veteran car race starts and ends in Brescia (via Ferrara to Rome in May each year).

Gastronomy in the Italian Lakes

The cuisine of northern Italy tends to contain more meat and butter than further south and rice and polenta compete with pasta. Saffron is used extensively as in Risotto alla Milanese. Bresaola is cured raw beef served as an antipasta (now often with rocket and parmesan). Manzo al Barolo (beef in Barolo wine), Costolette alla Milanese (veal cutlets in breadcrumbs) and Ossobucco (veal in wine and tomatoes) are all popular dishes. Panettone cake and Zabaglione are two regional desserts. This region produces some of Italy's most famous cheeses such as Gorgonzola, Bel Paese, Fontina and Taleggio as well as some of Italy's most exportable wines such as Soave, Bardolino and Valpolicella. Less well known but interesting wines are produced in the Valtellina in the north of Lombardy and in Franciacorta near Lake Iseo.

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