Historic villas on Lake Garda
Discover the most beautiful residences on the eastern shore of Lake Garda
The most splendid, sumptuous, and magnificent sights Lake Garda has to offer are the historical villas and palazzi that line the lake shore.
Discover the most beautiful villas on eastern Lake Garda!
Villa Guarienti - Punta S.Vigilio - Garda
Villa Guarienti, also known as Villa Brenzoni, is located on the Punta San Vigilio headland in the beautiful Garda bay. This 16th-century villa is believed to be the work of the Veronese architect Michele Sanmicheli, who also designed other notable buildings in the area. The villa was commissioned by the Venetian Agostino Brenzoni and is surrounded by a garden of cypresses, olive trees, and lemon trees, all typical of the Lake Garda region. The complex also includes an inn with a lake view, a small church that was probably built before the villa, a building with a double loggia overlooking the lake, and a small harbour. La Locanda San Vigilio houses a restaurant, a bar and a hotel and is open to visitors, while the villa is only accessible for weddings, meetings and dinners.
The property is easily accessible from the main road that runs along the eastern shore of Lake Garda, as well as by boat from the small harbour.
Villa Albertini and Villa Carlotti Canossa - Garda
Villa Albertini dates back to the second half of the 16th century, when the Becelli family commissioned its construction. It is now owned by the Albertini family, who gave the villa its name. The property is located just a few steps from the centre of Garda, Its entrance and gardens are on the Gardesana road (SR249), which runs along the eastern shore of the lake. Renovation work has recently been carried out to repair the damage caused by earthquakes. The estate also includes a large park on a hill overlooking Lake Garda.
A little further down the Gardesana road towards San Vigilio you can find Villa Carlotti Canossa. This 16th-century building was renovated and enlarged in the 19th century by the Veronese architect Giacomo Franco. The villa enjoys a prime location on the lake, separated from the waters only by its garden. It is also surrounded by a beautiful green park. Both residences are privately owned and not open to the public.
Villa Pellegrini Cipolla - Costermano
Villa Pellegrini Cipolla is a magnificent 18th-century villa located in the municipality of Costermano sul Garda, in the province of Verona. It is nestled among the hills of Lake Garda and surrounded by a large park with an Italian-style garden, which covers an area of about 20,000 square metres.
The villa was built from 1760 onwards on request of Leonardo Pellegrini, a military man in the service of Maria Theresa of Austria. The design was commissioned to the engineer Ignazio Pellegrini, the brother of Leonardo. The villa is characterized by a neoclassical façade, with an entrance portico supported by Doric columns. The interior is rich in frescoes and decorations, testifying to the opulence of the Pellegrini family.
Today, Villa Pellegrini Cipolla is a venue for various events such as weddings, receptions, conferences and fashion shows.
Villa Torri Giuliari - Costermano
Villa Torri Giuliari is located in the municipality of Costermano sul Garda, in the province of Verona. The villa is embedded in the hills of Lake Garda and surrounded by a large park. It comprises several buildings, including the main building, the barchessa, the small church of Santa Croce and a dovecote tower.
The original core of the villa dates back to the 14th century, when it was built by the Torri family. In the 17th century, the villa was bought by the Giuliari family, who had it renovated in the Baroque style. In the 19th century, the villa was again renovated, this time in the Neoclassical style.
The villa is currently owned by the Salesians and houses a school. The park is open to the public for guided tours.
Villa Guerrieri Rizzardi - Bardolino
Villa Guerrieri Rizzardi is located in the heart of Bardolino, on the site of former patrician houses.
History has led to the construction of a new building. However, the garden with lake views has preserved its 16th-century structure despite being replanned by Giuseppe Jappelli in the mid-19th century. Visitors can enjoy true wonders of nature here: cedars, laurels, magnolias, betel nut palms and ginkgos, as well as vines and orchards dominate the picture.
Villa Guerrieri Rizzardi is part of the Guerrieri Rizzardi agricultural company, which has 40 hectares of vineyards in Bardolino and Cavaion and produces Bardolino and Chiaretto wines.
Before your visit, we recommend checking the company's website for more information.