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ISOLA DEL GARDA (GARDA ISLAND)

Sites of interest at San Felice del Benaco

The Island is situated on the Brescian side of Lake Garda, a short distance from San Felice del Benaco and it has been the expres- sion of mysticism for centuries (St.Francis of Assisi founded a small community). Today it owes its fascination to the extraordinary Ve- netian neo-Gothic style villa, designed by the architect Luigi Ro- velli at the beginning of the 20th century; an imposing harmonious building, rich in surprising architectonic details. It boasts a beautiful 18th century painting by Carlo Carloni. Below, the terraces and Italian gardens slope down to the lake. All around the vegetation is luxuriant and intact, rich in local, exotic plants, rare essences and unique flowers. A harmonious wood of pines and cypresses, aca- cias and lemon trees, magnolias and agaves. The Island of Garda is magic and mystery. The birdsong seems to be the joyous voice of the soul of those who, over the centuries, have respected, looked after and loved it. We are open for guided tours from April to October, attended to with passion by the Counts Cavazza who are the present owners. Who we are. The Cavazza family has always resided and worked on Lake Garda managing a group of companies linked to open- air tourism (campsites), boating and olive-growing. The Cavazza siblings (four brothers and three sisters) have opened the Island to guided tours and events with the aim of making their unique he- ritage known. Thanks to this activity it was possible to carry out important restoration work which is still on-going and to improve the centuries-old park. Our philosophy. Those who choose to visit the Island do not only see a historical residence, but they are also welcomed into a warm family atmosphere which makes them more of a guest than a visitor.

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