"A luxurious and timelessly romantic Palazzo where nature’s beauty is celebrated."

Need to know

    • 5 unique and spacious suites
    • Lezzeno, near Bellagio
    • Expect to either fall in love or be inspired to write a novel

We love

  • Abundant Breakfast, under frescoed ceilings
  • A sweet bar worth of any vintage fair
  • Swimming in the lake

Top Secret

The simplest secret pleasure: The fishermen who gather in the evenings on the pier, between the hours of the last swimmers and the smells of supper. Although technically not a ‘service’ offered by the hotel, being able to observe this tranquility is facilitated by the presence of the hotel. 

Origins

The house was originally owned by the Spanish, but then it moved into the hands of the French. Finally, in the 18th Century the Pertusini Family became the proud custodians, and have worked tirelessly, uncovering many forgotten treasures, to restore the Palazzo to its former glory. The eclectic history is what makes it such a unique and beautiful property.

The Review

Driving the length of the breathtaking Lago di Garda it is clear why it has played host to some of the greatest romantic writers of history. As you get closer to the Palazzo, the sense of intimacy increases with the ever-winding roads and dwindling tourists. Met by a member of the hotel staff, you are lead down cobbled streets into the original courtyard of the Palazzo, complete with stoic columns and a well. A dusty orange façade that is set alight when the evening sun reaches it around 7 O’clock on summer evenings. 
If you are fortunate enough to have a room in the old watchtower, you can sit by the low windows with a glass of wine and soak in the evening softness. This slow, comforting pace of life is influenced by the ebb and flow of the tide. The general serenity known by the inhabitants and shared by the owners can be found in every careful detail, from the generous beds with lavender bags, to the leisurely breakfast. 
Finally, if curiosity does take you and you feel compelled to explore the nearby towns, ask the staff for excellent recommendations. You need only take a bike to slip into the local lifestyle. The expeditions can be enjoyable but testing enough to give you a sense of wholesomeness and to stir the appetite when settling down to lunch on the waters edge.
 

Location

Palazzo Del Vice Re

  • Address: Località Pescaù 51, Lezzeno (CO) 22025, Italy
  • Travel info: Lezzeno is often used as an escape for city workers in Milan as it is easy to arrive by train. From the station of Lago di Como, there is a small but efficient bus that takes roughly an hour travelling up the picturesque roads of the Lake. Call the hotel

Key Features

  • Bar

  • Pet Friendly

  • Car Parking

  • Stunning Views