Via Rimembranza 38/40, Gargnano, Lombardy, 25084, Italy
Fodor’s Expert Review
This 1892 Art Nouveau villa hotel, named for the Italian publishing family that used to vacation here, has attracted the likes of Winston Churchill, D.H. Lawrence, and Benito Mussolini. Surrounded by private gardens and overlooking the lake, the villa has been meticulously and opulently restored, with frescoed ceilings, wood paneling, antique ceramics, and original tile floors. The rooms are palatial and equipped with every luxury (as befits the final bill). If you can afford it, take the tower room, or one of the independent guesthouses if that's your style. There's an extensive library open to guests.
- first-class luxury hotel
- like stepping into a bygone era
- amazing service
- one of the most expensive hotels on the lake (or elsewhere)
- no spa or gym
- some find the attitude a bit arrogant
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.–mid-Apr.
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