If you have you ever wanted to buy a property in Lake Garda, Italy now is the time.

A rare opportunity to purchase an apartment in a stunning 16th century palazzo in the Lake Garda region of Italy.

‘Il Giardino’ is a one bedroom apartment in a 16th Century Palazzo in a tranquil setting with stunning views over Lake Garda.

Available for €129 000.00

Il Palazzo-The Building

Il Palazzo was originally built circa 1590 as the home of a nobleman and over the centuries it has been utilised as a convent, a Town Hall and an important restaurant. In more recent years Il Palazzo was converted into 18 apartments, many of which are the second homes of Italians living in towns such Brescia, Milan and Verona, who use them as holiday homes. A few of the apartments are owned by English and Dutch families.

The communal pool is set in a pretty garden with the stunning façade of the Il Palazzo on one side and the breath-taking backdrop of the lake on the other. The pool is open from mid May until the end of September, most of the other apartments are used  mainly during July and August, or at weekends in June and September, you quite often get that feeling of having the whole of Il Palazzo to yourself.

Situated half way up a mountain, the location of Il Palazzo is perfectly situated for those who want to enjoy peaceful and relaxing surroundings.  It is ideally located for those who enjoy nature and walking with many paths leading off into the mountains just a few meters from the gates. The views form Il Palazzo are truly spectacular with a panorama that takes in the Gulf of Salo, the Rock of Manerba and the Sirmione peninsula .

Il Giardino-The Apartment

The apartment that has become available is called ‘Il Giardino’.  It is a one bedroom apartment with a shower room and open plan living area which includes the fitted kitchen, from where there are direct views to the lake. The apartment has two sets of French doors which are accessed from the living area and open directly on to the garden. Although the garden is a communal garden it is rarely used by any of the other owners as they prefer to use the area by the pool, this gives you a beautiful outside space with fantastic views for outside dining, bbq’s and sunbathing.

Investment Opportunity

The current owners use the apartment continuously for nine months of the year and it was the permanent home to the previous owner, therefore it is perfectly adequate  to be used as a home or as a holiday apartment.  With a realistic income potential of around £5000 the apartment provides a fantastic investment opportunity.

Two of the apartments in Il Palazzo, I Balconi and La Terrazza are owned by English and Dutch families, who also use them as holiday homes but make them available for rent via Garda Homes.

They say a picture speaks a thousand words so just look at the photos attached and you will see for yourself how amazing  Il Palazzo is.

The Local Area

Although the location gives you that feeling of seclusion you are actually only ten to fifteen minutes away from the waterfront in the historic centre of the lakeside town of Salo.  Salo is one of the most beautiful lake side town and boasts the longest ‘lungolago’ (promenade), full of restaurants, bars, cafes and geletaria, where  you can sample amazing Italian food, or just watch the world go by whilst enjoying an aperitivo or gelato.

The nearest supermarket and other shops are just ten minutes drive away. There is a Trattoria/bar less a 10 mins walk away which serves fantastic traditional local food .

Il Palazzo is also perfectly situated for wine lovers, with the wine region of the Valtenesi, famous for it’s red wines such as Groppello and Marzemino just on the doorstep.  Driving for just 20 minutes you could easily pass thirty cantinas selling fantastic wine.  A thirty minute drive will take you to the south of the lake and the Lugana wine region, known for it’s excellent wines of the same name.