Luxury hotel holiday Palace Hotel Villa Cortine Lake Garda

The 5-star luxury Palace Hotel Villa Cortine in Sirmione sits amidst sub-tropical gardens that stretch to the lake shore. The 54 elegant rooms and suites are located partly in the Palladian villa, partly in the newer wing. Antiques and precious carpets, Venetian glass chandeliers and marble bathrooms are hallmarks of the luxurious style. A clay court, private pier with access to the water, swimming pool and terrace are on-site, and golf is nearby with boat trips arranged too.
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 Palace Hotel Villa Cortine, Lake Garda

Palace Hotel Villa Cortine is a 5-star luxury hotel in a beautifully secluded lakefront location. Pristine grounds, delicious cuisine and luxurious touches including a private jetty, it affords guests a truly secluded and opulent retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location 10 minute walk to Scaligero Castle

Annual opening 18 April to 19 October

Closest airport Verona

Distance from airport The hotel is about 45-minutes' drive from Verona Airport

Closest railway station Verona Porta Nuova

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

Hotel facilities and services

Extensive Parkland, Outdoor Swimming Pool (usually in operation from April to October), Bar Service at the pool, 4 Restaurants, Private man-made beach on the lake, Tennis Court, Massage, Lift, Car park, Room Service, Baby-sitting, Concierge, Cooking experiences available.

Complimentary

On-site parking and WiFi

Chargeable watersports

Boats and Motorboats.

Land sports

Tennis, Golf.

Out and about nearby

Il Vittoriale (house of d`Annunzio), Villas and Gardens of Lake Garda, Verona, Site of the battle of Solferino, Attractive lake side drives.

Sports nearby

Several Golf Courses nearby.

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Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,790

Holiday Code IE75

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 Palace Hotel Villa Cortine, Lake Garda

The Palace Hotel Villa Cortine stands in its own magnificent gardens above Sirmione, with views of Lake Garda across both sides of the peninsula. Sirmione has been valued as an exceptional site since Roman times and the Villa Cortine, in a strict neo-classical style with great columns supporting the portico-façade, was started at the end of the 19th Century on the instructions of a German count who owned the land. Much of the present hotel was added on after the Second World War. Today the Villa Cortine benefits from years of careful planting and tending of the gardens, and the beautiful grounds are a great highlight, full of conifers, oleanders, pomegranites, rock garden and jasmine in season. In fine weather, guests dine outside on a terrace near the swimming pool. There is a private beach on the lake about 500 metres from the hotel where barbecue lunches are also served in the summer months. The bedrooms are spacious and elegantly but comfortably furnished, with balcony and usually views in the distance, through the trees, of the lake. There is a path from the hotel into Sirmione. (Please book very early for July and August because of the Verona festival).

Room descriptions

Palace Hotel Villa Cortine has 54 rooms bath and wc, heating, air-conditioning, television, telephone, radio, minibar, WiFi and safe.

Classic Double or Twin Room with or without balcony, features garden view, bathroom with bathtub. Maximum occupancy of 2.
Comfort Double Room features partial lake view, bathroom with bathtub. Maximum occupancy of 2.
Superior Double Room features partial lake view/garden view, bathtub, shower box, and majority have a balcony
Junior Suite with balcony features partial lake view/garden view, balcony, large natural daylight bathroom with bath and shower
Suite (no balcony) features either a partial garden view/ partial lake view, daylight large bathroom with bathtub and separate shower
Prestige Deluxe Double Room features full lake view, large terrace, natural daylight bathroom with bathtub and separate shower

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,790

Holiday Code IE75

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 Palace Hotel Villa Cortine, Lake Garda

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Villa Cortine Palace Hotel 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: Infants up to 2 years old stay free when sharing bedding with parents. Maximum of 1 extra bed or cot per room, subject to a supplement charge.

Special offers

Honeymoon offer 2019 All couples staying at the hotel for their honeymoon will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and fruit basket in their room upon arrival.

Honeymoon offer 2020 Book a honeymoon stay in 2020 and receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and fruit basket in room upon arrival.

Opening season offer 2020 Book a stay of 2 nights or more between 5 March and 8 April 2020 and receive a home made welcome cake in the room at arrival, a 50% reduction on one dinner in our restaurant La Gardenie, free parking on site and free access to the tennis courts. This offer is only available for stays in Classic rooms, Superior rooms and Exclusive Terrace rooms. Stays in an Exclusive Terrace room also receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on arrival.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,790

Holiday Code IE75

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 Palace Hotel Villa Cortine, 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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