Visit this amusing private island ‘Isola del Garda’ and enjoy a ride on private motor boat. The Island is situated on the Brescian side of Lake Garda. You can get there in approximately 20/30 minutes by boat.
Today it owes its charm to the extraordinary Venetian neo-Gothic style villa, designed by the architect Luigi Rovelli at the beginning of the 20th century. It is an imposing harmonious building, rich in surprising architectural details. It boasts a beautiful 18th century painting by Carlo Carloni.
Below, the terraces and Italian gardens slope down to the lake. The vegetation is luxuriant and rich in , exotic plants and unique flowers. Taste their wine and superb oil.
Isola del Garda is a place of rare beauty, rich in history and fascinating landscapes. Its name has changed over the years depending on its owner: “Isola dei Frati”, “Isola Lechi”, “Isola Scotti”, “Isola De Ferrari” and then “Isola Borghese”.The Island is at present owned by the Borghese-Cavazza family, who have only recently opened their enchanting gardens to guided tours. The tour, which lasts about two hours, takes you through magnificent English and Italian gardens, three rooms inside the neo-gothic Venetian style villa and the beautiful natural park. During this time, guests will have the exclusive opportunity to discover and experience the rich history and nature of this unique place with the help of a competent tour guide, authorised by the owners to deepen our understanding of the island’s history and its various inhabitants up to the present day.
Ride your boat
Take a ride to Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. It is only 20km from Verona. This basin of glacial water was created when by the Alto Adige glacier (from Garda to the Adige) melted 9-10 thousand years ago. Its Mediterranean climate has favored the cultivation of grapes and olives. Pretty villages have grown along the banks of the lake, which is framed by morainic hills. Rent a boat (weather permitting). Choose from over 20 boats and discover the beauties of Lake Garda. You may also return the vessel in a different port. Some boats are equipped with awnings and a stereo with USB. Bring your sunscreen and your music. Have a ride with your friends, stop at Punta San Vigilio for an aperitif, in Sirmione to visit the “Grotte di Catullo” or in Lazise, Bardolino and Garda for some good shopping. The Eastern side of the lake, known as the "Riviera of Olives", is dotted with castles built in medieval times by the Lords of Verona. These can be found in the villages of Sirmione, Lazise, Torri del Benaco and Malcesine.