, Via Cesare Arici, Sirmione.
Formerly a gentleman’s villa built in the early 20th century, Villa Paradiso occupies a unique position. It nestles in a large mature garden of cypress and olive trees at the furthest end of the Sirmione peninsula, surrounded on all sides by Lake Garda.
Having been bought by the family at the end of the Second World War, Villa Paradiso has been hosting bed and breakfast guests for over 40 years. Over the years the villa has been gently modernised without losing any of the original character. A great deal of original furnishings remain, so the hall, dining room and lounge are filled with a sense of baroque. Guest bedrooms are more modern, with just a subtle nod to Art Deco.
Breakfast is a choice of continental or buffet.
The six comfortable bedrooms all have an amazing view of the garden and the lake. They include a private bathroom with shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. There are large double beds and two of the rooms will take a third person on a sofa-bed. Unusually, Villa Paradiso chooses to enhance the tranquillity and solitude by a complete absence of televisions and radios.
The peninsula includes the Terme di Sirmione, Grotte di Catullo, Scaliger Castle and some unusual medieval port fortifications, so there is plenty to see a do, even beyond the obvious sightseeing around the lake and in the surrounding mountains.
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The location is almost an island, but with the convenience of being able to drive right up to the gate. (B&B guests have special driving privileges in the restricted part of Sirmione.)