AN UNFORGETTABLE RELAXING STAY, IMMERSED IN THE MAGIC ATMOSPHERE OF LAKE GARDA
A 19TH CENTURY DWELLING
Villa Caratti was built in the Liberty style at the end of 1800 by an aristocratic family, the Scottish Barons of Mildmay.
Located at the extreme north end of the Bay of Sirens, past San Vigilio, the Villa is situated in one of the most famous and prized places in Lake Garda. Over time, these incredible landscapes have been visited by poets, celebrities and aristocrats, such as Maria Luigi the Duchess of Parma, The King of Naples, Emperor Alexander of Russia and Prince Charles of the United Kingdom, along with other personalities such as Winston Churchill, the scientist Offo Hahn and his wife, the actor Laurence Olivier, the actress Vivien Leigh and the painter Edith Junghands. They all loved these magical places that Goethe wrote about.
Impressed by the magic and the unparalleled beauty of the landscape, the Scottish Barons of Mildmay built Villa Caratti at the end of the 19th century. You can see the noble family’s coat of arms depicted in an enchanting mosaic in the loggia, situated in front of the Villa’s main terrace.
FROM THE 1950S TO THE PRESENT
In the 1950s, Villa Mildmay was bought by Sir Mario Caratti, the paternal great-uncle of the owner at that time, Daniel Giacometti. From this moment onwards, it became the Villa Caratti and has remained in the Caratti-Giacometti family to this day.The first renovation phase was undertaken in the 1990s by Giorgio Giacometti, Mario Caratti’s NEPHEW/GRANDSON who added a mansard extension and put in a lift shaft.An important phase was started in 2011 by the current owner Daniel Giacometti under the supervision of the architect Luigi Bruno. The result perfectly fused the Villa’s historic and classical elements with new, modern and functional ones, transforming Villa Caratti into a modern dwelling, complete with all mod cons, such as an underfloor heating and cooling system and a spa area with a sauna, Turkish bath and an indoor swimming pool.The renovation was finished in June 2016 with a redesign of the 10,000 square metre grounds that surround the Villa, where new plants were added next to the existing 100-year- old specimens.The work was completed with the construction of a new infinity pool with breathtaking views of Lake Garda. You can appreciate the peace and harmony of the grounds by strolling around them, or simply by enjoying the view from the Villa.The project, designed by Giacometti and carried out by Bruno, conveys a sense of calm and peace. The amazing view of the lake has been emphasised by the use of pastel colours in the Villa and the combination of modern and antique furniture results in a light and elegant atmosphere.
VILLA CARATTI OFFERS YOU COUNTLESS WAYS TO PAMPER YOURSELF!
YOU’LL HAVE AN UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAY.
Wine cellar with a selection of wines available to guests (for an additional charge).
Bar with fireplace.
Main ground floor kitchen for breakfast with a lake view.
Dining room for 8 or 16 people with a fireplace.
Cinema room with a Blu-ray video library available for guests.
Digital and satellite TV.
Whole Home Audio System, including the outdoor pool.
An iPad is available to control some of the Villa’s functions (lights, blinds and music) and to search for information about local events and activities.
Large first-floor terrace with a view over the Bay of Sirens, ideal for events.
Large terrace overlooking the lake with a table and seating for 8 people.
Access to the private beach and jetty.
Infinity pool on Lake Garda which can be heated (for an additional charge).
Barbecue with an outdoor table for 16 people facing the lake.
RELAX & REGENERATION
Sauna with a lake view and integrated music thanks to the Whole Home Audio system.
Turkish bath, aromatherapy and chromotherapy zones with a lake view and integrated music thanks to the Whole Home Audio system.
Indoor pool with hydro-massage with a view of Lake Garda which can be heated (for an additional charge).
Lake Suites (4 first-floor rooms with a lake view) and Sky Suites (5 rooms in the mansard extension) for a relaxing stay.
INDULGE YOURSELF IN VILLA CARATTI
Villa Caratti provides a range of exclusive and indispensable services to its guests to give you a truly unique holiday.From the indoor pool to the Blu-ray cinema, from the gym to the private beach, every detail has been designed to offer you the widest range of free-time activities.