Lake Garda, Italy, Desenzano
This hotel has been a favourite with Inghams' guests for many years, with the majority consistently rating it "excellent". Originally a private villa, it is still owned by the family who converted it into a hotel. The service is friendly and professional, especially in the attractive dining room. The pool is set in a mature garden where many of the original olive trees have been retained. The Piccola Vela also boasts a heated whirlpool. In fine weather, breakfast on the poolside terrace makes a relaxing start to the day. The hotel is 5 minutes walk to the start of the town centre and a little further on to the ferry point.
Board basis options available
This property caters for the following special dietary requirements
A holiday in Desenzano combines a picturesque lakeside resort setting with the vibrant atmosphere of a thriving Italian community. Social life is focused on the many bars, cafés, pizzerias and restaurants in the historic centre and on the pedestrianised shopping area. Narrow streets lead up to the medieval castle that overlooks the town and offers panoramic views of the lake. Desenzano has two harbours and two public beaches. The resort has the best ferry and hydrofoil services on the lake so the main lakeside towns, including Garda, Peschiera and Sirmione, are very accessible. Bus and train connections are excellent and Verona, Venice and Padua are within easy reach.
Holidays in Desenzano give you great access to two harbours and two public beaches. The resort has the best ferry and hydrofoil services on the lake so the main lakeside towns, including Garda, Peschiera and Sirmione, are very accessible. Bus and train connections are excellent and Verona, Venice and Padua are within easy reach.
You can also attend the Verona Opera from Desenzano. For more information, see our Verona Opera information
For more information on travel and transport visit our Desenzano page
Free Excursion | Pre-book 3 excursions per person and receive Verona* full day free.
*Please note: Only one Verona opera booking per person can be counted towards your 3 excursions.
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Local Fees and Taxes
Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel