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WE THOUGHT OF YOU THE FIRST TIME
When Filippo, our first son was born, it seemed natural to spend his first few weeks of life in one of our apartments, La Rocca, to be exact.
We wanted to stay in peace and quiet (we heavily invested in thermo-acoustic insulation), waking up in the middle of the countryside just a few steps from Lake Garda; or looking out of the window and enjoying the spectacle of the sun setting over the lake. And then we really wanted to see if the apartments were as comfortable as we thought, suitable for singles, couples, but especially families who even on holiday prefer the smell of a home than a hotel. The result was very satisfactory, but the last word is up to you!
BRING A COSTUME AND A GOOD BOOK, LEAVE ALL THE REST AT HOME
We do everything to make you feel at home; and it is not enough to we just offer you a bottle of wine and natural/sparkling mineral water (which you will find in your fridge upon your arrival), but we also offer, in honor of the Italian tradition, everything you need to cook a good pasta with tomato sauce even if you arrive late in the evening, and what you need for breakfast the next morning, without worrying about immediately going out to do the shopping (even if you will find several supermarkets a few steps away, as well as grocery stores).
This does not mean that we are at your disposal also to provide information on restaurants in the neighborhood (there is one about a hundred meters away) where you can savor the delights of the area, such as Bardolino red wine and the famous olive oil of Garda. Also inside the apartments is a guide to the basic services of the surroundings (from the doctor to Tourist Information, to the bike rental shop) to make everything easier.
We even think of the linen, as well as that of the bathroom, where you will also find a hair dryer, bath slippers and toiletries as suggested by the best international hotels.
FURNISHINGS: BETWEEN TRADITION AND MODERNITY
Armed with the enthusiastic comments of our guests on the marriage between antique and modern which we renewed at the splendour of Relais Corte Guastalla, we decided to do something similar at the Old Castellani Mill Residence.
So for the floors of the bedrooms we have chosen the noble Styria parquet, which Austria has produced for decades, and for those of the bathrooms and the living area Biancone and Nembro marble of Verona, classic in to our area. The doors are all solid wood and also come from our forests like the visible pine roof beams; the wardrobes and dining tables are all antiques. But with the famous dwarves of Philippe Starke we wanted to include a touch of international design.
And since you chose an Italian vacation we have taken the opportunity to let you live a little “made in Italy” in everyday life: for example the fabrics of sofas and the kitchen, are Missoni; or with the lighting (from the chandeliers, to the lamps or to the abat-jour) all strictly Kartell, (one of the few Italian companies that has still chose not to relocate production), who also made the cylinder bedside tables of the bedrooms which we have chosen for you.
And to give an extra touch of Italian style, in the cloakroom of the apartments we have placed fun tricolour shoes, while on the walls of both the kitchen and the living room you will find prints with the symbols of Made in Italy known throughout the world such as the Fiat500 or the legendary Vespa, and you will also find photographs of immortalized scenes from famous Italian neorealist films: Have you ever had breakfast with Sophia Loren, or Toto looking at you? With us you can do it!
WHAT YOU FIND AT HOME
Our apartments are real houses with everything you need to meet everyday needs (a dishwasher with its detergent tablets, a coffee machine, a kettle, a toaster, a microwave, dishes, pots, and glasses), to spend a holiday in safety (a video intercom with loudspeaker, a gas leak detector, courtesy lights, and an electronic safe) and to have at home the maximum comfort possible (air conditioning, digital and satellite TV, and wi-fi facility that also covers the garden and the pool). And if you’re a green lover know that our appliances (even the vintage Smeg fridge that you find in the kitchen) are all Class AA and in the house you will find everything you need for recycling with a calendar of the days of collection.
If you have little ones we offer a cot in the room and a baby bathtub in the bathroom.
AND IF YOU COME IN WINTER?
More than one family has chosen to spend with us even the Christmas and New Year holidays. Our apartments are available throughout the year and the mild winter that we have on Lake Garda allows you to enjoy more her wonderful “Christmas markets” with concerts, wine tasting and many events with which to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit, not only in Garda, and Bardolino but also in Riva del Garda where its famous Santa’s House is waiting for you.
Verona and Venice are not far away and when snow covered they are even more beautiful; if you prefer a day’s skiing, you can do so at Malcesine, a few kilometers from Lake Garda, with its panoramic cable car which takes you in groups. If instead you want to try a different experience, the Sirmione and Lazise spas are just around the corner.
For our apartments we chose independent heating systems with radiators and heat pumps with two points of heat distribution. If you feel the cold (or romantic, depending on how you see it), ask to stay in the “Baldo” apartment where awaits a magnificent fireplace in red Verona marble. We provide the wood!