Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo Lake Garda

The 4-star Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo is in the village of Malcesine, in its own parkland surrounded by olive, cypress and magnolia trees. The villa dates from the end of the 19th century and original features such as the frescoes and wrought-iron balconies have been preserved. Bedrooms are simple and contemporary in style, many with lake view and small balcony. The hotel includes a good-value half-board and there is an outdoor pool and wellness centre.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on dinner, 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 Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo, Lake Garda

Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo is a 4-star boutique hotel in a former villa set in spacious grounds with a privileged position on Lake Garda. The beautiful gardens and spectacular views of the lake afford guests a tranquil and restorative experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location 5 minute drive to Scaliger Castle

Annual opening 26 March to 21 October

Closest airport Verona, Milan, Venice

Distance from airport The hotel is about 1-hour's drive from Verona Airport

Closest railway station Verona Porta Nuova

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 90-minutes' drive from Verona Porta Nuova

Hotel facilities and services

Swimming Pool, Bar Service at the Pool, Gardens, Terraces, Restaurant, Bar, Parking on Hotel Grounds, Garage, Wellness Centre, Bike Rentals, Wi-fi Internet Access, Shuttle Bus to/from Verona.

Complimentary

Swimming Pool, Parking Place, Wellness Centre, use of Bikes, WiFi and Internet Point.

Out and about nearby

Il Vittoriale (house of d`Annunzio), Villas and Gardens of Lake Garda, Sirmione, Verona, Vicenza, The vineyards of northern Veneto.

Sports nearby

Water Sports on Lake Garda, Walking, Tennis, Sailing.

A wonderful hotel in an excellent location
Mr F, June 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with lake view for 7 nights

From about

£1,090

Holiday Code IE265

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 Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo, Lake Garda

The picturesque little town of Malcesine lies on the eastern shores of Lake Garda at the foot of Monte Baldo, the highest mountain in the area. A cable car can take you to the top, where the views over the lake and surroundings are breathtaking. The Bellevue San Lorenzo, a villa which dates from the end of the 19th Century, is set above the lakeside road against a backdrop of green rolling hills. Original features such as the cloistered windows, the original hearth and a fresco of the saint after whom the Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo was named, maintain an atmosphere of period elegance in the public rooms of the main villa. The restaurant and piano bar are also to be found here, adjoined by terraces which are ideal for relaxing with a pre-dinner cocktail. The restaurant has a vegetarian menu available. The simply furnished bedrooms of the Bellevue San Lorenzo are situated in several buildings in the hotel's pretty gardens. The rooms we offer have lake view and you can upgrade to a terrace or balcony too. Similarly marvellous views can be enjoyed in the grounds and from the terraces surrounding the attractive swimming pool. Malcesine, with its colourful harbour and magnificent 13th Century castle, is about half a mile away and can be reached via some steps from the Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo's gardens.

Room descriptions

Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo has 52 rooms with bath or shower and wc, telephone, safe, mini-bar and satellite television.

Double Room with Lake View
Double Room with Balcony
Double Room with Balcony and Lake View
Klimt Junior Suite
Junior Suite
San Lorenzo Suite
Bellevue Suite
A wonderful hotel in an excellent location
Mr F, June 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with lake view for 7 nights

From about

£1,090

Holiday Code IE265

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 Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo, Lake Garda

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Bellevue San Lorenzo 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: Minimum stay of 7 nights between 20 May and 6 October. Minimum stay of 3 nights throughout the rest of the year.

Children: Only children aged 6 and over are permitted.

Other information: Located half a mile from the centre of Malcesine.

A wonderful hotel in an excellent location
Mr F, June 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with lake view for 7 nights

From about

£1,090

Holiday Code IE265

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 Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo, 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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