Hilltop villa with fabulous Lake Garda at your feet
The vistas from Villa Sostaga are knock-your-socks-off sensational. You'd be hard pushed to find better views of Lake Garda than from the gardens of this former ducal hunting lodge,set high on a sunny ridge.
Know It All
Hit the Spot
High above Lake Garda, 8km from Gargnano.
Come here for...
● Sensational views over Lake Garda. ● Bohemian-Baroque interiors. ● Hospitable family owners.
There’s a gazebo for al fresco dining, a cliff-side pool, solarium, shower and Turkish bath. You can book spa treatments at reception.
Good to know
You'll need a wrap at night for those hilltop breezes.
19 rooms and suites
Rooms have satellite TV, internet access, a wall safe, mini bar plus slippers and robes, and – in most cases – wonderful views.
We loved the lake view rooms in the main manor. Campla has the deep-summer shades of Provence and a terrace almost suspended over the lake.
Eat & Drink
The stunning views are a match for the food at Ristorante Sostaga, where classic Italian dishes are prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Specialities include lake fish such as grilled swordfish, perch served with capers and black olives, and fresh prawns. Start with a glass of prosecco, then choose a bottle of Bardolino wine from the excellent cellar.
Buffet breakfast is served until 10:30am – in the gazebo on summer days.
Available morning and evening.
See & Do
Hit the walking trails encircling Lake Garda for heart-stopping views and a glimpse of local wildlife. Go windsurfing, jet skiing, paragliding or sailing on the lake, or get booted up and go riding.
For a lazier afternoon, hop aboard a steamer to chug around the lake (it will take you full circle), stopping to explore pretty spots like Sirmione, with its cypress-lined shoreline walks. From Malcesine, you can take a cable car from here up the steep slopes of Monte Baldo, with its brilliant flowers and sweeping views. If you want to head further afield, the cities of Mantua and Brescia are well within reach.
Villa Sostaga's wellness centre, Villa de la Vie, has a sauna, steam room, heated pool and relaxation area (all free to guests), plus treatment rooms for guests keen for some spa pampering. Try a one-hour massage or a full day wellness programme for the ultimate pick-me-up.
Grab your deck shoes for the 100-mile, Centomiglia sailing regatta in Bogliaco.
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 130 - 370Check In
11amMinimum Night Stay
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Yes – all roomsChildren
You can celebrate here with up to 80 wedding guests on an exclusive use basis.
Via Sostaga, Navazzo di Gargnano, Lago di GardaParking
There is free guest parking. The hotel is 7km uphill from the lakeside town of Gargnano.Trains
Desenzano station – 40kmTaxis
EUR 60 from the station.Airport
Verona – 76km, or Bergamo – 100km.