A breath of paradise
Gargnano on Lake Garda is one of the most beautiful spots in northern Italy. Here, in a unique position on the shores of the lake, is the former country home of the Feltrinelli family. The buildings of today’s Grand Hotel were renovated and restored in such loving detail that guests feel carried back in time.
Elegance is in the detail
The villa was built in the Art Nouveau style and was completed in 1892. The restored facade is today a delight with its elaborate decorations, large windows and castle-like towers. With its gold and terracotta paintwork it resembles a Venetian palazzo. The villa and the adjoining guest houses offer a total of 21 rooms and suites for an unforgettable stay.
Perfect style and an impressive ambience
The whole interior of the villa was kept as it was, reconstructed under expert advice or enhanced with appropriate Art Nouveau details. The furnishings – regarded in Italy as an inseparable part of an historical building until they are handed over to a museum – were lovingly refurbished.
High-tech amongst the antiques
A host of modern features add that little extra to the hotel’s legendary levels of comfort. As well as heated marble floors, air conditioning and LCD televisions that receive over 100 stations in every room, the music loving owner has installed a specially designed hi-fi system.
Personal laundry service included
It is not just the guests’ towels and the tablecloths for the hotel’s gourmet restaurant that need to be perfectly laundered. The frilled white bedspreads and finest Egyptian cotton sheets need specialist care, as do the embroidered curtains that hang throughout the buildings. These expensive fabrics and the daily linen for the guests are easily taken care of by the most cutting-edge Miele technology.
|Architect||Alberico Barbiano di Belgioioso, 1892; Giorgio Rovati (Consulting Architect); James Darcey (Project Architect)|
|Interior Designer||Pamela Babey, Babey Moulton Jue & Booth - San Francisco, California|
|Rooms and Suites||21|
|Facilities||Beauty, health and recreation options, fitness, tennis, conference rooms|