Villa Fiordaliso

Corso Zanardelli 150, Gardone Riviera, Lombardy, 25083, Italy

This pink-and-white lakeside villa is now a fine restaurant, but it also has five tastefully furnished rooms, some overlooking the lake. The house was given to Benito Mussolini's mistress, Claretta Petacci, by Il Duce himself, and the hotel's most expensive room, the Claretta Suite, is probably where they carried on their affair. The art nouveau restaurant features seasonal ingredients such as zucchini flowers and porcini mushrooms, especially in salads and soups; for even more romance, guests can dine outside, right next to the lake.

PROS

  • combines a movie set–worthy charm with the intimacy of a B&amp
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  • amazing setting on the lake
  • elaborate breakfast spread served at any time you want

CONS

  • short on amenities (no spa or pool)
  • staff can be less than friendly

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Views
Intimate
Near the beach
Clubby Atmosphere

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0365-20158

HOTEL DETAILS

5 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Mar. Breakfast

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