I’d like to present you today one of the most spectacular hotels you can find on the Garda Lake Riviera. I spent a weekend here and I wished I could have stayed for the whole summer.
The Grand Hotel Fasano, located in Gardone Riviera on the western shores of Lake Garda, is a historic hotel constructed in 1888 in the Neoclassical style. Immersed in a splendid centuries old private park hosting rare species of botanical and arboreal plants, the hotel was officially declared a national heritage by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage in 1989. It really looks like a museum.
Today, the hotel operated is classified as a 5 star luxury hotel, with restaurants, bar, beach club and a large spa inspired by the ancient Roman thermal baths with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, offering the best of wellness.
Nevertheless, the actuality of contemporary comforts has not erased the age-old charm of this historic place and the suggestive air of the past.
The Grand Hotel Fasano is a unique retreat is the perfect place for a luxury holiday and from which to explore the amazing landscape of upper Italy.
Embedded in a 12,000-square-metre park landscape with palms and banana trees, this oasis of relaxation radiates an exotic flair. The rooms and suites of the five-star hotel impress with tasteful grandeur, the interior creates an elegant lightness that encourages wellbeing. Tradition and modernity are combined harmoniously.
Located directly on the lake, the hotel offers numerous options for active enjoyment. Water sports of all kinds as well as walking and cycling are particularly enjoyable in this breath- taking setting. A voyage of discovery on water is equally exciting. Lake Garda shows its finest side in a top-of-the- range designer day cruiser. A short trip on a legendary Riva boat is something incredible romantic…
Complete relaxation is easily achieved at the Grand Hotel Fasano, as it also boasts an exclusive wellness centre, the opulent elegance of which is reminiscent of the thermal baths of ancient Rome. The AQVA SPA is on a floor area of 1,500 square metres guests can enjoy a select bathing landscape with indoor pool, Jacuzzis in indoor and outdoor areas, saunas, steam baths, Kneipp facility, adventure showers, quiet zones, fitness room and solarium. Beauty treatments and massages in the beauty farm deliver care with products from AVEDA, renowned for their naturaland high-quality ingredients.
Two pools have been added and connected to the AQVA SPA inside area. A heated infinity pool with relaxing atmosphere and a sport pool with cooler temperature and a kids area with a long waterslide.
And when we talk about where to eat, we have a lot of options. Each of the four hotel restaurants is a meeting point for gourmets. Chef de cuisine Matteo Felter is responsible for the excellent culinary offerings. Light dishes such as salads, homemade pasta, fish or meat from the barbecue are served at midday at La Terrazza, by the lake. Gourmet delights are also to be found at La Darsena. Dinner in the gourmet restaurant Il Fagiano is always a highlight, but a very special treat is to sit on the terrace by candlelight, accompanied by the glittering lights on the lake shore and the soft ripple of the waves. At Fagiano I served a delicious dinner and I tried the Duck foie gras with tangerines cream and black olives, then theh homemade ravioli with Valtenesi black truffle and a veal breast in whiskey sauce – Laphroaig 10 Years. All were amazing.
So if you plan a trip in Northern Italy, this is a perfect gateway.
Grand Hotel Fasano & Villa Principe
Corso Giuseppe Zanardelli 190
I – 25083 Gardone Riviera (BS)
Fon: +39 0365 290220
Fax: +39 0365 290221