Near the city of Florence and nearer still to Leonardo’s home town of Vinci, Chianti, Tuscany, Agriturismo Colle da Vinci is a classically rustic hillside farmhouse surrounded by organic olive groves and enjoys some stunning views of the Montalbano Valley, especially from the ideally placed swimming pool in the gardens. THE ACCOMMODATION: There are five pleasantly old style self catering farmhouse apartments, which can sleep up to four with one double bedroom and one double sofa bed in the Read more [...]
Agriturismo Cervano, on the Lombardy side of Lake Garda, has a range of rustic self catering accommodation on its organic olive farm which has magnificent views over the lake and the surrounding mountains.
There is much old fashioned charm at Agriturismo Cervano; the property has a rustic, traditional feel and you’ll find a homely, friendly, ambience.
There is a huge choice of accommodation from a studio apartment to sleep two to a six bedroom maisonette that can sleep up to twelve. All of them are self catering but you will be supplied with basic breakfast provisions and the friendly owners can help you get to the nearest grocery shop. The fixtures and fittings are for the most part very much traditional but you have modern conveniences too; WiFi, TV and well equipped kitchens.
Feel free to wander the olive groves from where the same family has been making organic olive oil for over 200 years. At the moment they have three varieties; Gargnà, Casaliva and Minìol, all of which you can sample and buy some to take home if you wish.
Otherwise you can choose to spend your days relaxing in the gardens enjoying the view, or going for long walks in the surrounding countryside. The hills behind the farmhouse are particularly worth the effort, with the views from there being even more spectacular.
The location is the undoubted highlight of Agriturismo Cervano; sitting as it does on a hillside above the fabled Lake Garda. Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake, spreading over 370 square kilometers of three regions Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige, and is undoubtedly one of the most famous lakes in the world.
The surrounding mountains and national park make the lake special and there are wonderful hiking trails and mountain biking opportunities to be explored (you can hire bikes for free from the farmhouse).
Many lovely villages surround the lake, 25 in total, with the nearest to Agriturismo Cervano being Vecchia Provinciale just down the winding mountain roads. There are quite a few excellent restaurants in the surrounding area which the owners of the agriturismo can recommend and there is a golf course nearby too which also has great views.
You can’t miss a boat trip on Lake Garda while you’re in the area, there are many ferries which connect the various towns and villages around the shore and many private boat companies which offer tours.
The nearest airport is Brescia-Montichiari, with Bergamo and Verona-Villafranca being nearby too. Milan, and its own larger airport, is about 130km to the west, while Venice is slighter farther away to the east.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“The property is amazing. The owners, Gino and Anna are super sweet and will do anything to make your stay a great one. Our kids ( 10,8,4) were able to run all over the place and Gino showed them new exciting things every day.
We will definitely go back to Lake Garda and stay with Gino and Anna…”
“This is an amazing place with a unique atmosphere. We liked everything – strategic location, beautiful garden safe for a kids to play, comfortable and elegant apartment recently renovated to a very high standard…”
Address: Via Sassello, 30
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