If you're looking to get away as a family or small group then Residence Villa Maria is a great choice. These self-catering apartments are just outside Desenzano in the peaceful setting of lush private parkland. The complex is made up of an elegant Liberty style villa, which is the main hotel building, and 24 separate villa apartments surrounded by spacious gardens.
There's lots to keep you entertained here. The large pool is surrounded by loungers and parasols and the pool bar is nearby. While its cooler in the morning, why not have a few games of tennis? The court's free for guests to use. You can also hire bikes locally - it's a great way to explore the area. It's about 30 minutes' walk to the centre of Desenzano, so even less if you cycle. It's a nice route into town as it's mostly along the lakeside and if you keep going you'll reach the pretty peninsula of Sirmione.
The apartments are well equipped with two separate bedrooms and a living room and kitchen area. The kitchen has everything you need to rustle up some tasty food. The supermarket's just across the road so you can stock easily.
Transfer time: approx. 45 mins by coach from Verona airport.