Isola Del Garda- A Newly Found Beauty

Posted On December 1, 2009 


Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. It is located in Northern Italy, about half-way between Venice and Milan. This Lake Gardaalpine region was formed glaciers at the end of the last ice age.

Verona (to the southeast), Brescia (southwest), and Trento (north) surround the lake and its shoreline. This lake has become a famous tourist attraction due to its natural beauty as well as to its easy accessibility from the north via the Brenner pass. There are a number of exclusive hotels and resorts which have come up along the shore in the recent years.

The Island of Garda is full of magic and mystery. Since this is a popular tourist attraction, there are several shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels around Lake Garda to keep you fully entertained on tour Lake Garda holidays. The lake has five islands, the largest of which is Isola del Garda. There are some exotic and fantastic scenery which you can see from the west side of the lake.


Isola del Garda , a Family home, is a precious jewel, bursting with history, memories and legends. It is a scenic place of rare and special beauty.

Isola del Garda is located just offshore from the Rocca di Manerba and San Felice on the Brescia side of the Lake. This home is the year-round home of the Cavazza family. Just one kilometer long and an average of sixty meters wide, this delightful island is just big enough to accommodate the house along with its incredible grounds.

This house is a true treasure surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the lake. The early 20th century villa which is built in Neo-Gothic-Venetian style rises up southwards, in all its elegance and charm. This impressive and harmonious building holds many surprising architectural delights with Italian style terraces and gardens sloping down towards the lake.

Isola del Garda

The island, which currently belongs to the Cavazza Family has in fact had various names throughout the centuries, almost always connected to the families who owned it. Some of the prestigious names include Insula Cranie, Isola dei Frati,Isola Lechi ,Isola Scotti ,Isola de Ferrari and later Isola Borghese. The birds that fly around this place seem to echo the joyous voices of the souls of those who tended to the island with love and care.

Today the extraordinary Venetian neo-Gothic style villa, designed by the architect Luigi Rovelli at the beginning of the 20th century draws tourists from all over the world. An imposing harmonious building, rich in surprising architectonic details, the building is truly a piece of architectural beauty.  It boasts of a beautiful 18th century painting by Carlo Carloni.  Below, the terraces and Italian gardens slope down to the mystic and serene lake.

The creation of the breathtaking natural park of the island can be traced back to the 1880s. The garden is rich vegetation and you can find a variety of trees and shrubs of Mediterranean vegetation, such as citrus, olives, holm oaks, privet and laurels.

Local exotic plants, rare essences and unique flowers lend a rich and harmonious look to the area. The Island of Garda is full of magic and mystery. As you make your way touring the place, the melodious songs of birds transport you in a dream world of peace and tranquility.

The flat area of the island has an abundant of the most evocative and wild bloom, where deciduous oaks, citron trees, evergreen cypresses, marshland cypresses, plane trees, fir and various species of pines can be found mixed with shrubs and more typically Mediterranean essences.

Roses from China along with the Lady Hillingdon rose, the yellow Banksia rose, valerian, bougainvillea and many other plants and flowers of rare beauty can be found here in abundance.

Visitor Information

The Island opens its treasures for guided tours from May to October.
Boat service is available to Isola del Garda from May to October 2009
For informations and bookings contact:  328.3849226 or 328.6126943

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