Villa Sostaga, Gargnano
A quintessential Italian story.
The destiny of the poet D’Annunzio, Alfa Romeo, Count Feltrinelli, the authentic food prepared by a grandmother and the mysterious beauty of the lake come together at Villa Sostaga to create a fantastic tale.
From this tale, Villa Sostaga comes to life.
The building, dating back to the end of the nineteenth century, was conceived by Count Giuseppe Feltrinelli. His idea was to establish a hunting residence in the middle of a wood of 40 hectares, situated on a hill just a few kilometres from Gargnano, one of the most enchanting locations of Lake Garda.
Later, the architect Alberico Belgiojoso transformed Villa Sostaga into a private summer residence.
In 2004, Gabriele Seresina, after a life dedicated to motor races with Alfa Romeo and Opel, also taking part in the “24-Hour Le Mans”, decided to take care of the estate. He placed endless passion into the restoring process and brought it back to the ancient splendours.
One year later, the Hotel Villa Sostaga opened its doors. A new star was born. Guests can perceive the attention to the details, the authenticity of the place, feeling themselves immediately at home.
Lady Gabriella – mother of Gabriele Seresina and personal cook of Gabriele D’Annunzio – was a passionate expert of design and, of course, a gifted gastronome. Her talent you can still find un the furniture that she carefully chooses and the restaurant, where her lesson is a valued legacy. Her recipes, just like her ancient remedies and sublime alcoholic preparations, have survived over a succession of decades up to today.
Recently revamped by the Seresina family, in total respect of the “classic” allure which has always characterised it, the building consists of 19 rooms – with lake or park view – divided between the main building and the Meridiana Annexe.
The inner areas are studied to guarantee tranquillity and relaxation expected in a private villa.
Like in the best novel, where Nature is a relevant character on the scene, at Villa Sostagna, the Lake Garda is a perpetual guest. Tranquillity and charm. Celestial panoramas and refined furnishings. Gentle notes of comfort to etch on the “music sheet” of your heart.
The gentle atmosphere, never formal and always lively, shines through from the attention to detail in the fabrics, the colours and the particular care to the interior of the rooms, all spacious (from 27 to 36 m2) and bright.
Each room and suite at Villa Sostaga embody the typical charm of aristocratic abodes. Here you can listen to a musical silence kissed by the tiny breeze passing across the trees and Lake Garda.
You can choose from different options, all different and beautiful.
Le Rocche is a large Junior suite, with a lake view terrace, decorated in warm pastel rose-coloured tones.
The Camplà, Posere, Le Volpi and El Lama are also Junior suites lake view with terrace.
The Camplà features an intense deep red, where the patterns of Provencal textiles stand out. The Posere has period furniture and is decorated by precious drapes with original lace. Impressive is the complete view of the lake. The Margiá is a Junior suite with side lake view, whose pluses are the presence of a hydro massaging tub and the privileged position with a side view of Lake Garda and over 40 hectares of the Villa’s park. Gold, red, violet and dark brown are the intense shades that twist in Le Volpi, that features a magnificent view of the lake and offers the comfort of a living room and sofa bed.
El Lama reminds a Bohemian attic of ancient times with its warm atmosphere, sublimed by the golden charm of the period furniture and parquet.
The Mezzane is a Deluxe room decorated with pastel pink tones and floral patterns. The room enjoy a magnificent park view and offers fantastic hydro massaging tub.
The Castel and the Muaga are Deluxe rooms with park view. The Castel features an antique parquet flooring, a living room with a sofa bed and the colour tones create the perfect condition for peaceful relaxation. The Musaga, featuring the character of a noble country estate, is an angular room, enjoying the view of the luxuriant park and the splendour of lake.
Food & Drink
The restaurant enjoys a magnificent view of the lake, that rival with the exquisite taste of the local food.
The chef Gianfranco Pugliese has a straightforward but challenging philosophy: Innovation within Tradition.
A lover of pure and genuine flavours able to amaze the guest through unexpected combinations.
The Veranda, the Liberty dining room and the Clarabella salon are elegant set, decorated with precious design, a lovely glow of candles and antique fireplaces. A light breeze softens the summer eves such as the winter fetes.
Gentle Noble Retreat
19 Rooms and Suites
Restaurant • SPA • Gym
Wi-Fi Internet • Outdoor Pool • Parking
You can book directly with hotel or take advantage of Tales Concierge. Best Available Rate is always guaranteed.
Amenities you get when booking with Tales Hotels Collection
- Welcome drink
- Upgrade to the best available room, upon availability
- Early check in or late check out, upon availability
- €100 credit on activities, when booking with Tales Concierge
- Bottle of wine in the room, when booking with Tales Concierge
Points of View
Staying in Gargnano
Gargnano is a charming town nestled on the Brescia banks of Lake Garda, the most beautiful spot of the lake. The village is perfect for relaxing walkings. It offers incredible sites to curious travellers: the historical Palazzo Comunale, Villa and Palazzo Feltrinelli as well as Villa Bettoni, a dwelling dating back to the eighteenth century.