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A gorgeous historic relais nestled amongst the hills around Lake Garda, Corte Guastalla has been lovingly restored by owners Franco and Orietta Tommasi into an exclusive six-room boutique hotel. The aromas of lavender and rosemary greet you on arrival, and interiors evoke the history of the building, with antiques, exposed beams, handmade wooden doors and terracotta flooring. Corte Guastalla has a wonderfully peaceful garden and pool, and its location makes it perfect for those looking for a secluded getaway from which to explore Lake Garda and Verona.
Breakfast is a magnificent buffet with homemade produce, fresh coffees and juices. Orietta and her team prepare home-made cakes, sweet pies and rose cakes using ingredients from the surrounding orchards. Only fresh eggs from her chickens are used and the homemade jam is the perfect partner for the artisan breads, dough buns with cinnamon, and sfogliatine di Villafranca.
The hotel’s spacious six rooms are elegantly styled, with dark exposed beams and handmade terracotta floors, decorated with antiques and fabrics from the surrounding area. For a particularly indulgent visit, splash out on the spa suite, which gives you access to your own personal Turkish bath with chromotherapy.
The pool is perfect for a refreshing dip, and the surrounding sun beds are perfect for lounging on while reading a good book. The garden, scented with fennel, liquorice, lavender and rosemary, is a slice of paradise.
The crystalline waters of Lake Garda are just a short drive away. The picturesque town Peschiera del Garda of, on the shores of the lake, is well worth a visit, and there are plenty of charming villages dotted throughout the green hills surrounding the hotel. The pretty town of Verona, immortalised in Romeo and Juliet, is easily reachable from Corte Guastalla. Whilst the streets no longer ring to the sound of Montagues and Capulets crossing swords, the splendid Renaissance streets and palaces are wonderfully evocative.