WEEKEND ESCAPE // BELLA ITALIA

Imagine yourself on top of a mountain with breath-taking views over Lago di Garda, a resort in the middle of nature with outstanding service, exquisite cuisine and delicious wines. A resort which is eco-friendly, sustainable and with a focus on health and global wellbeing. Welcome, you have arrived at Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda, part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Recently, I stayed at this beautifully located resort during a weekend break and experienced it first-hand, curious what Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda had to offer. The resort is located on the westside of Lake Garda, Italy, close to the picturesque village of Gargnano. From Milan Linate, you will reach the resort within 2 hours, depending on the season and traffic. Once approaching Gargnano, the curved road will lead you up the mountain and after

15 minutes you will reach an oasis; the gate will open, green forest, blossom in Spring, birds singing their songs and relaxation can start! If that is not enough, the arrival at the main entrance will do; the view is the first thing that catches your eye, a magnificent view over Lake Garda, the villages below, the snow-capped mountains in the back. Stunning!

After a delicious burrata lunch in combination with a Lugana Molin white wine, it is time to take a swim in the infinity pool. What an experience, swimming within nature with this view, the sun sets behind the mountain and the serene silence is overwhelming.

The restaurant La Grande Limonaia is serving excellent dishes with high standard service and friendly staff. The atmosphere is informal but service high level. The sommelier can advise you on the perfect wine matching your dish. We loved the Lugana Molin so definitely recommend this white wine. Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda also offers Vital Gourmet, a Mediterranean balanced diet with seasonal ingredients and authentic local flavours. Breakfast is served here as well, and the view will amaze you time after time! During the breakfast, you have too many to choose from, in a positive way; from healthy smoothies, fresh fruits to diet appropriate sweets. Lunch can be enjoyed at the Pool Bar, the Lounge Bar or at Trattoria La Vigna which is a perfect option for dinner as well. More intimate and great atmosphere, a reservation in advance is required as it is popular among guests.

The name Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda reveals the spa within the resort. Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda is an expert in terms of global wellbeing, treatments, health programmes and cosmetics, over 3800 square meters where body and soul can rejuvenate and relax. We enjoyed ‘La Luna del Lago’, a salty pool to float in and experience the ultimate relaxation! Never felt so relaxed, a complete shutdown of thoughts, floating weightless in space, a complete stress reset. 25 minutes later we felt reborn. A must do when staying in Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda.

Guests can use the resorts shuttle service to the lovely village of Gargnano on the shores of Lago di Garda. Lovely boutiques, restaurants and terraces to drink a Limoncello from the region.

Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda; a resort for a romantic getaway, to rejuvenate, relax, enjoy delicious food and wines, excellent service combined with breath-taking views! We enjoyed it! Grazie mille Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda!