Hotel Giardinetto is the ultimate ‘home away from home’. It’s been run by the same family since 1930 and they know how to treat their guests well. You’ll get a lovely warm welcome when you arrive and service with a smile throughout your holiday. The location is excellent too. It’s on the edge of the lake, just outside Pettenasco, so you’re guaranteed lake views and peace and quiet. A ferry stops at the hotel twice a day to connect you to Orta San Giulio (payable locally) – a charming pedestrianised town with lovely shops and some great restaurants where you can get lunch.
There’s a nice lakeside jetty at the hotel where you can do some sunbathing or jump straight into the lake for a swim. The pool’s close to the lake too so you can still enjoy the views while getting in some laps. The best views, though, have to be from the rooftop bar. Order a glass of wine and take a seat at the edge for uninterrupted views. The bar’s normally open from Thursday to Tuesday. In the evenings, you’ll really appreciate the quiet surroundings of the hotel. Enjoy a great dinner at the lakeside restaurant before heading to your modern room for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach from Verona airport.