Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Olivi Lake Garda

Hotel Olivi in Sirmione is a tranquil four-star hotel named after the delightful olive gardens on the banks of Lake Garda. With 55 rooms, many with lake view, excellent choice of dining and the luxury of a thermal spa pool, Hotel Olivi is an excellent base for both relaxing and exploring Lake Garda, just a few minutes' walk from Scaliger Castle.
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 Hotel Olivi, Lake Garda

Hotel Olivi is a 4-star boutique hotel in a beautiful lakeside setting by Lake Garda. With excellent cuisine and superb spa facilities, this hotel is a secluded and intimate getaway.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location On the banks of Lake Garda

Annual opening 19 February to 18 December

Closest airport Verona Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 40-minutes' drive from Verona Airport

Closest railway station Verona Porta Nuova

Distance from railway station The hotel is 50-minutes' drive from Verona Porta Nuova

Hotel facilities and services

Gli Olivi Restaurant, Il Melograno (open May to September), La Bissa Bar and Restaurant (open June to September), Lounge Bar, Outdoor Swimming Pool (available 9am to 7pm), Jacuzzi, Massage and Beauty Treatments, Room Service.

Out and about nearby

Aquaria Wellness Centre in Sirmione, Villa Vittoriale (house of d'Annunzio), villas and gardens of Lake Garda, Verona's lovely gardens and festivals, Site of the battle of Solferino, attractive lakeside drives.

Sports nearby

Water Sports, Golf, Walking.

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

From about

£1,080

Holiday Code EXH1065

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 Olivi, Lake Garda

Nestled amidst a tranquil garden surrounded by century-old olive trees, Hotel Olivi is an attractive four-star property situated in the delightful town of Sirmione on the banks of Lake Garda. There are 64 air-conditioned bedrooms and suites, warmly decorated in a modern style with pale wooden furniture and wooden floors. The Hotel Olivi also offers single, triple and family rooms in addition to nine Premier Suites, each individually named and styled with marble floors, mezzanine living area and balcony overlooking the lake. Gli Olivi offers buffet-style dining throughout the year serving Italian and international cuisine, whilst in the summer months guests can also dine at Il Melograno, featuring the same cuisine as Gli Olivi but served on the panoramic terrace. Snacks, salads and ice-creams are also available at the poolside La Bissa Bar and Restaurant open from June to September. There is also a comfortable lounge bar at the Hotel Olivi with a terrace overlooking the pool. Jacuzzi, massage and beauty treatments are available.

Room descriptions

Hotel Olivi has 64 rooms and suites each with bath or shower and wc, air conditioning, WiFi, satellite flat screen TV, safe, mini-bar, hairdryer and telephone. Quality rooms have balconies and lake views. Premier suites have balconies plus Sky television, CD player and radio and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Classic Lake View
Kind Room with no lake view
Superior Lake View
Premier Lake View

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

From about

£1,080

Holiday Code EXH1065

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 Olivi, Lake Garda

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Olivi 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.

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

From about

£1,080

Holiday Code EXH1065

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 Olivi, 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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