Residence Villa Maria's a great place for families and small groups. These self-catering apartments are just outside Desenzano in in a really peaceful park area. The main hotel's a Liberty style villa which has 24 separate villa apartments around it.
There's loads to keep you and the children entertained here. The pool's surrounded by loungers and the bar is nearby. In the mornings you could have a few games of tennis - get that family competition going! The court's free for guests to use. You can also hire bikes locally - it's a great way to explore the area. It doesn't take long to cycle to the centre of Desenzano and it's a nice route into town (partly along the lakeside). The town's full of shops and restaurants so a great place to stop for lunch. If you want a longer ride, you can cycle to the nearby town of Sirmione.
The apartments are really spacious with two separate bedrooms and a living room and kitchen area. There's loads of space for the children to run around! The kitchen's got everything you need to rustle up some tasty food. The supermarket's just across the road so it's easy to stock up.
Transfer time: approx. 45 mins by coach from Verona airport.