Dimora Bolsone

Location Gardone Riviera

Postcode 25083

Telephone 0365 21022

€€€ (2 nights minimum)

Why we love it...

Sophisticated holiday farm

The Place

This unusal B&B might be remote – at the end of a bumpy track, perched high above the town – but it is surprisingly sophisticated. Raffaele Bonaspetti, an elegant, spiritual man, bought the house (together with the hillside) as a 15thC ruin some 20 years ago. With ‘the spirit of the place’ in mind, he transformed both property and land, replanting the garden with olives, cypresses and laurels to satisfy his passion for trees. Inside, every room is different, beautifully decorated and filled with exquisite things from polished mahogany antiques to a battered chest. One room has Alpine furniture, another remarkable painted lacquer beds. Raffaele inherited much of the futniture from his family and, with an unerring eye, picked up the rest in antique shops and markets. But his heart lies in the garden, some 10 hectares of trees, shrubs, herbs, flowers and waterfalls, criss-crossed by paths and dedicated to the five senses.

Breakfast is a delicious buffet of fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice, cold meats and cheese or, if you prefer, pancakes and eggs (from Raffaele’s own chickens). If it’s not warm enough to eat on the covered terrace, from where the view is superb, it is served in an attractive yellow room with a crackling fire. No smoking.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€ (2 nights minimum)
Rooms 4 double and twin, all with bath
Food breakfast, candlelit dinner; drinks
Facilities sitting room, breakfast room, terrace, garden
Children no children under 12
Disabled not suitable
Pets by arrangement

To Book

Contact Raffaele Bonaspetti
Call 0365 21022
Email info@dimorabolsone.it
Website www.dimorabolsone.it

Good To Know

Address Via Panoramica 23, Garden Riviera 25083
Payment

The Location

Find this place: up a steep hill, to the west of town; car parking

What's nearby: Sirmione (35 km); Brescia (40 km); Vittoriale degli Italiani.