Also known as Isola Borghese, it’s the biggest island on Garda Lake and it’s 200 metres far from Capo San Fermo, a promontory of the lakeside which separates the gulf of Salò and the Smeraldo bay.
On Isola del Garda, there’s a wonderful Venetian neo-Gothic mansion, build between the end of 1800 and the beginning of 1900, designed by architect Luigi Rovelli. It’s rich of beautiful architectural elements and there’s a wonderful eighteenth-century Carlo Carloni’s painting inside it.
In front of the bulding, there’s a beautiful Italian Garden, full of hedges in the shape of various figures. All around you can find local and exotic plants, as palm trees coming from Canarie islands, and , on the lake shore, many fruit trees, as lemon trees, pear trees, pomegranates, olive trees, grapefruit trees amd prickly pears. The luxuriant vegetation is further enriched with wonderful flowers, as bougainvillea flowers and some varieties of roses as the Lady Hillingdon and the yellow Banksia. In the flat area of the island, which is the wildest and the most suggestive one, you can find poplars, oaks, cedar trees, cypresses, plane trees, firs and pines of various species.
Isola del Garda belongs to Cavazza family. The tourists can acces and visit the gardens and some rooms of the mansion by appointment only, with guided tours.
Every Wednesday at 13.30, starting in front of Hotel Mayer by motorboat! The cost per person is € 34.00 for adults and € 17.00 for children.
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