Built in the 16th century on the shore of Lake Garda overlooking the Alps and just two miles from Salo’with its restaurants, shops, lively promenade and marina, this magnificent aristocratic palace is surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens with its own lake beach, jetty and helipad. This stunning property is now available to an exclusive clientele for a holiday in grand style in one of Italy’s most beautiful lake destinations.
From its prominent situation, this majestic stately home has seen the unfolding of key events in Italy’s history, including Napoleon’s warfare, Garibaldi’s campaign to unify Italy and the establishment of the Italian Social Republic in Salo’by Mussolini. Restored to its former splendour featuring original floors, open fireplaces, high cedar-wood ceilings as well as a wealth of paintings, works of art, antiques and period furniture, this property is now national monument. Despite its grandeur, this fully-staffed villa is a lived-in and much loved home offering complete privacy and comfortable accommodation for up to 12 people, with plenty of space for everybody to enjoy, both inside and out. The romantic covered loggia is one of the highlights of Palazzo Martinengo and would make a perfect setting in which to enjoy a candlelit dinner — served by the villa's staff — gazing at the lake shimmering under the evening lights.
Salo’is one of the prettiest towns on Lake Garda, with Belle Epoque buildings and pavement cafes, marina and elegant promenade. From here you can embark on a motor boat tour of the lake, which is the quickest way to reach the eastern shore. Things to do in this area are endless and range from water-sports (especially sailing and windsurfing), horse riding, cycling, hiking along mountain trails and parkland, trips to Gardaland and Canevaland for the younger ones, tours through wine cellars and oil mills, or visits to ancient castles and fortresses overlooking the lake, such as Torri del Benaco and Garda. Gabriele d’Annunzio’s lavish villa and gardens in Gardone Riviera are a momument to the poet's eccentric lifestyle and are just a short stroll away from your Palazzo. Further afield – yet under two hours’drive — are some of the finest Italian towns with the richest artistic heritage, such as Brescia, Bergamo, Verona, Mantua, Trento and Venice. Last, but not least, Sirmione – birthplace of Roman poet Catullo — is another gem of the lake, renowned for its natural spa, Roman archaeological site, beautiful promenade and cafes.
Rimbalzello Tennis Club 500 metres. Gardone Riviera & gourmet restaurant 1 mile. Salo’& Spa Hotel 2 miles. Limone sul Garda 20 miles. Sirmione 22 miles. Riva del Garda & Brescia 25 miles. Torbole 30 miles. Gardaland and Canevaland Theme Parks 38 miles. Lazise 40 miles. Bussolengo Wild Animal Park 48 miles. Verona & Bergamo 52 miles. Trento 60 miles. Venice 120 miles. Bergamo airport 56 miles. Milan/ Linate airport 75 miles. Nearest beach Lido di Jesolo 138 miles. Golf Club Arzaga 15 miles.