Delightful apartment on the ground floor of a small complex with a private garden, living room, kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom, internal private stairway accessing the basement and adjoining area, swimming pool.
Near the beautiful historic centre of the famous village of San Felice del Benaco which includes famous Isola del Garda or Borghese, this village is right on Lake Garda and its history makes it a tourist destination which is not simply for holiday makers.
The centre comprises all services you might require year round, for a first home too: supermarket, bakers, butchers’, florist, post office, hotels, bed and breakfasts, pizzerias and quality restaurants, all convenient and easy to get to.
Returning to Isola del Garda’s history, currently the property of the Cavazza family. Over the years it has had many names, almost always linked to its owners, Isola deiFrati, Isola de Ferrari and later Isola Borghese. It has certainly been lived on since Roman times, in common with the Valtenesi area as a whole with its range of archaeological sites to be visited.
Coming to its more recent history, in the early 20th century the island was bought at auction by Baron Scotti who sold it to Duke Gaetano de Ferrari of Genoa and his wife, Russian Archduchess Maria Annenkoff. It was in this 1880-1900 period that the new owners turned their attention to designing and creating its park, building lakeside containing walls, bringing in fertile land and exotic plants, building terraces and putting in an Italianate garden, and then to designing a new Neo-Gothic-Venetian villa which was then built. This unusually imposing and stylistically unique building then passed to Rome’s Borghese family who, after the marriage of their daughter Livia to Count Alessandro Cavazza of Bologna, passed into the hands of this latter family where it has remained to the present day. Today the heirs to this important family continue to look after this beautiful and unusual building of great charm.