Italy’s largest lake encompasses an immense 370 sq km and at its deepest point reaches down over 340m. Its scenery differs from mountainous and jagged in the north to gently hilly in the south. Towns are pretty – grand villas and terracotta houses tangled up in vines, and medieval lanes full of trattorias and boutiques.
Palazzo Arzaga Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
A 15th century Palace, the Palazzo Arzaga is located just a few minutes from Lake Garda. Many historic details of the original palace have been preserved, including the gate and arched chestnut grove entrance, the vaulted wooden ceilings and 16th-century frescoes.
It has two golf courses, meticulously designed by Jack Nicklaus II and Gary Player to satisfy both beginner and expert golfers with long sweeping greens and hidden bunkers – framed by the mountains and Italy’s largest lake. It also has an impressive Clarins spa.
The Il Moretto restaurant has an excellent reputation for good food and fine wine. This is the place to come if you really need to relax in magnificent surroundings.
Golf: 9-hole Par 36 course by Gary Player. 18-hole Jack Niklaus II Par 72, handicap 36 course.
Each trip is tailor-made and many different sized groups can be accommodated, but as an example: Prices start from £4,150 (low season) per person based on four passengers flying by Citation M2 from East Midlands to Brescia and staying for 2 nights in Executive Rooms. Transfers from Brescia Airport, breakfast and dinner (without beverages) are included. Other aircraft and departure airports are available.