Fodor's Expert Review Villa Fiordaliso

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

A fine restaurant and five tastefully furnished guest rooms are housed in the pink-and-white lakeside villa given to Benito Mussolini's mistress, Claretta Petacci, by Il Duce himself—indeed, the expensive Claretta Suite is probably where they conducted their affair. The Art Nouveau restaurant features seasonal ingredients like zucchini blossoms and porcini mushrooms, especially in salads and soups; for even more romance, dine outside, beside the lake.

PROS

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

CONS

  • short on amenities
  • rooms can be noisy
  • short on amenities (no spa or pool)
  • staff can be less than friendly
  • may be too small for some people

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
HistoricalViews
Intimate
Near the beach
Private
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0365-20158

HOTEL DETAILS

5 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Mar., Free breakfast

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