Palazzo Garda

Lake Garda, Toscolano Maderno

    • Sleeps 8 Guests
    • Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 700 m2
    • WiFi
    • Terrace
    • Airport distance:
      Milano Orio al Serio 89 km/1 hr
      Verona 93 km/1 hr 20 min
      Milano Malpensa 176 km/1 hr 50 min
      Milano Linate 141 km/1 hr 40 min

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    Elegance of yesterday

    The property is is located just a few kilometers from the historical center of the lively lake resort of Toscolano Maderno. Palazzo Garda is a spacious and elegant apartment located on the Piano Nobile (upper floor) of a three-story historic villa and is a wonderful example of 18th century Venetian architecture. 

    A splendid Pietra Serena staircase (36 steps) leads to the Piano Nobile, where the apartment is located. The apartment covers the entire floor measuring 700 sqm. Furnished with antiques, all of the rooms are decorated with frescoes dating back to 1798. Floors are antique cotto. Palazzo Garda has a nice view overlooking the small harbour and the lake. 

    The main entrance leads to the garden, shared with the owner, who lives upstairs in the second floor, and with two other apartments located on the ground floor; however, the other guests use the garden only for access to the lake. The main part of the garden and the furnished patio with marble columns are exclusively reserved for guests of Palazzo Garda. Four lounge chairs and a table for dining al fresco are provided. The garden offers lovely places to relax in the shade or sunbathe by the lake.

    There is parking for two cars, additional parking is available in the public lots just in front of the building.


    It is possible to walk into the village (500 m), where you will find bars, shops, and the delicious Trattoria San Carlo. A larger shopping center with pharmacy, grocery shops, post office and bank is less than one kilometer away.

    The building is located on a road used only by people living in the area or going to the little porticciolo (small harbor) next to the house. During the summer season, there could be some noise from the harbor, but it should not be problematic, since the harbor is quite small.

    In a two-minute walk you can reach the small beach of the porticciolo. Within 10 minutes by car you reach the Toscolano Maderno beach which offers you swimming, windsurfing and sailing. Two golf courses are in the vicinity. 

    Toscolano Maderno has a ferry dock: the Verona lake side (west side / Torri del Benaco) is easily reachable by car ferry. The closest train station is at Desenzano del Garda (27 km). 

    Families with children won’t want to miss the theme parks at Gardaland (30 minutes by ferry + 25 km) and Caneva World (30 minutes by ferry + 15 km). There is a public swimming pool (indoor and outdoor) nearby in Salò.

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Comfortable Stay at the lake
    Left on Aug 5, 2010 for a stay in Jul 2010
    We stayed with our family of six (4 children aged 1-8 years) in the first floor of this more than 200 years old beautiful Palazzo. Whereas the spacious Palazzo allows for privacy, the beautiful garden is shared with up to four more families staying in the neighboured appartments. There is direct access to the lake, however, we have not used it due to seaweed. This is the only thing the could easily be improved: Clean the mini-beach and extinct the seaweed and you have to ultimate lake experience! The location is quiet, only a few (but good) restaurants close by, also a bakery, espresso bar, mini market ca be reached without using the car. Despite our visit during peak season the area is not touristy at all. The included daily cleaning service is a great value add for such a big family! All in all a great stay, worth every penny!


    • Internet WIFI connection
    • TV (regional channels)
    • CD player
    • Fridge with freezer
    • Gas range
    • Oven
    • Toaster
    • Juice maker
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Balcony
    • Shared garden with separate outdoor area for the Palazzo Garda guests
    • Lake access
    • Parking for two cars
    • Additional parking available in the public lots just in front of the building
    Touring ideas

    Toscalano Maderno 500-1000 m
    Gardone Riviera 4 km
    Salò 8 km
    San Felice del Benaco 15 km
    Desenzano del Garda (train station) 27 km
    Sirmione 37 km
    Riva del Garda 38 km
    Torbole 41 km
    Brescia 45 km
    Rovereto 60 km
    Bergamo 91 km
    Verona 92 km (or 30 min by ferry + 39 km)
    Mantova 119 km
    Milano 137 km
    Padova 168 km
    Venice 203 km



    Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, right in the middle of Northern Italy. The lake is like a small sea set between the last spurs of the Alps and the Lombardy plain. It is located about half-way between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan.

    Towns and villages on the lake shore enjoy a milder climate compared to the rest of the region – you’ll see lemon trees and olive groves, palm-fringed lakeside walks with a stunning backdrop of snowcapped mountains.

    The lake, with its clear, clean and warm water, sunny beaches, mild climate, and Mediterranean vegetation has been a favorite spot since Roman times and has inspired poets and writers through the ages, such as Catullus, Goethe, Joyce and D'Annunzio.

    On Lake Garda you can find facilities for almost any kind of sport and activity: swimming, sailing, windsurfing, golf, rock-climbing, bungee-jumping, trekking, pony trekking, horseback riding, cycling, tennis. 

    There are many interesting little towns along the coast and up in the hills. This area is rich of natural beauty, history, and culture, with good restaurants and shops.

    The Palazzo Garda rental is located in Toscalano Maderno. Divided by the river Toscolano, Maderno and Toscolano (now a single unit) are popular tourist centres loved by sportsmen and sailing enthusiasts. Their shoreline is the longest on Garda and behind it lies a 9 hole golf course, Circolo Golf Bogliaco. The places to see at Maderno are the 12th century church of S. Andrea with a work by Paolo Veneziano and the later Parish church which has a painting by Paolo Veronese. Before arriving in Toscolano, a small detour should be take to the Valle delle Cartiere where a paper-making industry flourished after 1300. Toscolano, the original Benacum, was the most important Roman centre and the remains of a villa with mosaic floors can be visited. The 16th century church of Santi Pietro e Paolo has a baroque portal, 16th century wooden sculptures and 17th century pictures by the Venetian painter, Andrea Celesti. Nearby there is the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Benaco con 16th century frescoes.

    Ferry boat connection from Toscolano Maderno: the Verona lake side (west side) is easily reachable by ferry boat. Connection from Toscalano Maderno to Torri del Benaco every half an hour (30 minutes by ferry to reach the other side of the lake):
    Torri del Benaco (30 min by ferry)
    Malcesine 54 km (or 30 min by ferry + 20 km)
    Peschiera del Garda 66 km (or 30 min by ferry + 24 km)
    Verona 92 km (or 30 min by ferry + 39 km)

    Salò is an elegant and popular holiday resort sitting in a marvellous position on the bay of the same name where it is protected from northerly winds. Along the lakeside (arranged in 1906) there are bars, ice-cream shops, restaurants and boutiques, that's why it is the favourite place where to go for a walk.

    Desenzano stands in the centre of a wide bay and is sheltered behind a semi-circle of hills. It is one of the best-known tourist towns on the lake and also a famous sailing and bathing centre. The town centres around the lakeside promenade, Piazza Malvezzi (where an antiques market is held on the first Sunday in the month), Porto Vecchio and the porticoed streets lined with bars, boutiques and restaurants.

    The Brescian side of the lake begins at Sirmione which has been famous since ancient times for its health-giving spa water. The peninsula on which it stands sticks out into the water about 4 km and is one of the most enchanting places on the lake. In Roman times villas were built there including that of the poet Catullus who wrote of the beauty of the lake in his verses. Sirmione is full of art treasures and history starting with the Scaliger Castle through which one must pass to reach the town centre. The town itself is closed to private traffic but a shuttle takes the visitor to the end of the peninsula, the Grotte di Catullo, starting off from the square outside the spa (Terme di Sirmione) surrounded with a big park and famous throughout Europe.

    Peschiera del Garda is the largest town on the Veneto side of the lake, and a transport hub due to the presence of the railway station and of the motorway. For this reason, it may feel less ‘quaint’ than other places like Garda, Malcesine or even Riva del Garda to the north. The town extends between the shore of Lake Garda and the river Mincio, connecting the lake to the Po river further south. The historic centre of Peschiera del Garda is surrounded by the pentagonal walls of the Fortress, one of the four fortresses protecting the Habsburg Empire, connected to the rest of the city by a pedestrian bridge. Peschiera offers many more sights besides the famous Fortress, and visiting is is definitely one of the best things to do in Lake Garda. There are wonderful beaches including Braccobaldo Bau, one of the few Lake Garda beaches to accept dogs, the opportunity to go on boat tours to other Lake Garda towns like Riva, Desenzano, Salò, Sirmione and Lazise. And naturally… Gardaland is just next door!

    Valtenesi is the hilly area of vineyards and olive plantations that slopes down to the lake between the bays of Padenghe and Salò. It is made up of seven districts - Padenghe, Moniga, Manerba, San Felice, Puegnago, Polpenazze and Soiano. Ancient villages, castles and villas can be found nestling in the fields and on the lakeside there are small villages where bars, restaurants, and beaches await the tourist. Valtenesi produces some of the best Brescian wines (Groppello and Chiaretto for example) but is also famous for its extra-virgin olive oil. Both the wine and oil can be bought directly from their producers.

    With its lakeside walk, large villas and grand hotels, Gardone Riviera preserves a charm of times past; it has been a famous destination for international tourism since the end of the 19th century. The most recently constructed part of the town is Gardone di Sotto, the pedestrian section alongside the water where bars, ice-cream shops and boutiques jostle for space, and corso Zanardelli which is the busy axis of town life. In the centre of a large public garden stands Villa Alba whose dock was the Torre di San Marco. In 1900 the Tsar's doctor, Arturo Hruska, created the wonderful botanical garden bearing his name. In just 10.000 m2 there are over 8.000 varieties of plants and flowers from all over the word. The older section of the town, Gardone di Sopra, still has its large villas surrounded by gardens and its 18th century Parish church; it was here that poet Gabriele D'Annunzio built the property called "Vittoriale", which became a national museum on his death. From the Vittoriale there is a pretty walk along via Belvedere to Fasano.

    Vittoriale: Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863-1938) had two aims in mind when he built "Vittoriale" - to have a place to live and to create a monument to his own genius and audacious deeds during World War One. The site is an extraordinary set of buildings surrounded by its own park overlooking the lake. It was designed by Gian Carlo Maroni and encloses the Priory (the pot's house from 1921 to 1938), an open-air theatre (which holds a Summer season of D'Annunzio works each year), the poet's tomb and mausoleum, avenues lined with the urns of his wartime companions and a series of extraordinary objects such as the bow of the cruiser Puglia built into the hill, the speedboat MAS 96 which he used in the "Buccari Escapade" and the aeroplane in which he flew over Vienna, on the 9th of August 1918, to drop subversive leaflets. The Priory shows just what sort of mind D'Annunzio had and the life he lived with its Liberty furniture, thousands of objects, and the works of art, books and paintings with which he liked to surround himself.


    Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.

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    Palazzo Garda

    Upper floor (36 steps):

    • Spacious frescoed living room overlooking the lake, the harbor and the garden
    • Smaller living room with TV, CD player and acess to a balcony overlooking the garden
    • Large frescoed dining room with table for 8
    • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine
    • 1 large, frescoed double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower
    • 2 double bedrooms
    • 1 twin bedroom 
    • 1 bathroom with Jacuzzi shower


    • Garden, shared with the owner and with two other apartments; however, the other guests use the garden only for access to the lake. The main part of the garden and the furnished patio with marble columns are exclusively reserved for guests of Palazzo Garda. 
    • Parking for two cars in the courtyard, additional parking in the public lots just in front of the building
    Request BookingPalazzo Garda
    04 Jan 2020 - 11 Apr 2020
    18 Apr 2020 - 16 May 2020
    26 Sep 2020 - 19 Dec 2020
    2450 EUR
    11 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
    16 May 2020 - 13 Jun 2020
    29 Aug 2020 - 26 Sep 2020
    19 Dec 2020 - 09 Jan 2021
    2750 EUR
    13 Jun 2020 - 29 Aug 2020
    3000 EUR

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    18 Apr 2020 - 16 May 2020
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    16 May 2020 - 13 Jun 2020
    29 Aug 2020 - 26 Sep 2020
    19 Dec 2020 - 09 Jan 2021
    13 Jun 2020 - 29 Aug 2020
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    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Electricity
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Final cleaning 


    • Utility deposit (unused portion of the utility deposit will be refunded in cash on departure): EUR 200 per week for heating.
    • Heating (if required): metered
    • Baby bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 100 per week


    EUR 1000 cash deposit are due on arrival.


    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • For more than 3 children, please enquire.
    • Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7 and 9pm for an extra fee of EUR 50.
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