Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Villa del Sogno Lake Garda

The 5-star Villa del Sogno is a traditional boutique villa hotel dating from 1904 on a hillside above Gardone Riviera. Its rooms and terrace enjoy far-reaching views across the water, with the hilly shoreline opposite just visible on a clear day. The 32 bedrooms are elegantly decorated, with pastel soft furnishings. Some suites have a more elaborate Venetian flavour. With Il Vittoriale degli Italiani and numerous other villas and gardens so close by, the Villa del Sogno is well-placed to explore Lake Garda.
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 Villa del Sogno, Lake Garda

Hotel Villa del Sogno is an exclusive 5-star hotel in a beautiful natural location. Patios and terraces allow for relaxed al fresco dining in which the beauty of Lake Garda and surrounding flowers and greenery can be appreciated.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location 25 minute drive to Isola de Garda

Annual opening 13 April to 17 October

Closest airport Verona

Distance from airport The hotel is about 75-minutes' 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

Outdoor Swimming Pool (unheated, open from April to September), Garden Bar, Restaurant at swimming pool, Restaurant "Maximilian" a la Carte, American Bar, Extensive Parkland, Tennis Court (€15 per hour) private lessons available, 35,000 square feet Botanical Garden, Table Tennis, Fitness Centre, Wellness Centre, Sun Terrace, Car Park, Shuttle Bus to the centre, Boat Excursions, Sauna, Cycle Hire, Baby-sitting, Parking, Laundry Service, Room Service at a charge.

Complimentary

Use of the swimming pool, towels and sunshades. Complimentary gated parking.

Chargeable watersports

Nearby are sailing, water skiing and windsurfing services.

Land sports

Tennis (charged per hour, complimentary rackets and balls), Horseback Riding and Trekking nearby.

Out and about nearby

Il Vittoriale (house of d`Annunzio), Villas and Gardens of Lake Garda, Verona, Sirmione on Lake Garda and the Site of the battle of Solferino.

Sports nearby

Water-sports, Walking, Golf.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing Double room without lake view for 7 nights

From about

£1,360

Holiday Code IE91

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 Villa del Sogno, Lake Garda

The Hotel Villa del Sogno is another hotel which we found captivating from the moment we arrived and which our clients have enjoyed since. Perched above the lake in its own parkland of classic Italian vegetation of cypress, olive trees, palms and pines, and reached by a long winding drive, the Villa del Sogno offers accommodation of good quality in extremely attractive surroundings. The hotel consists of two buildings. Some of the bedrooms are in the original villa, built in the style of the region with a terracotta roof, abundant wooden panelling and a ceramic tiled fireplace; a newer extension has been built into the hillside beneath the villa where there are several more modern rooms with balcony. The rooms of the Hotel Villa del Sogno are all furnished comfortably and there are spacious public rooms; a cosy bar and lounge, terrace where drinks, breakfast and lunch are served in fine weather, and the elegant a la Carte restaurant. The swimming pool and the tennis court are set in the grounds a short distance away from the villa. Fasano can be reached on foot from the Villa del Sogno but as the road winds upwards for several hundred metres, it is not a walk that we would recommend for everyone.

Room descriptions

Hotel Villa del Sogno has 35 rooms with bath or shower, air conditioning, minibar, safe, hairdryer, telephone, satellite TV and wireless internet.

Double Room without lake view
Double Room with lateral lake view
Double Room with lake view
Superior Double Room with terrace and lake view
Junior Suite with lake view
Junior Suite with terrace and lake view
Venice Junior Suite with balcony and lake view
Loggia Junior Suite with lake view
The Heydweiller Suite with lake view
Vista Suite with lake view
Tower Suite with lake view

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing Double room without lake view for 7 nights

From about

£1,360

Holiday Code IE91

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 Villa del Sogno, Lake Garda

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Villa del Sogno 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

Children: Extra beds or cots for children and infants can be provided for a supplement.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing Double room without lake view for 7 nights

From about

£1,360

Holiday Code IE91

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 Villa del Sogno, 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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