Prestigious historical residence in an evocative stone watchtower from the 1500s
The Tower of Monte Acuto was born in the 1500s as a classic medieval watchtower, later used as a country manor for local nobility, and is now a splendid modern residence. Located on the hills of Lake Garda, the Torre is in perfect balance between nature, history and modern comfort, with sculpted architectural spaces focussing beams of natural light that filter and enhance the original natural materials, restoring the tower's ancient splendour. The property overlooks a spacious and flat lawn transformed into a garden with shrubberies, hedges, cypress trees and olive groves, surrounding the tower with greenery, peace and serenity.
Ideal for a relaxing holiday with flavours both simple and rare, the interiors have been designed with the finest attention to details, resulting in unique spaces dedicated to conviviality, contemplation and pure relaxation. The home has been published in numerous design magazines including Abitare, Io Donna and Marie Claire Maison. The Torre is built on many levels, all furnished with the highest quality designer furniture (including Arne Jacobsen chairs, a Jean Nouvelle table, a bed from Galerie Sentou (Paris), Ron Arad armchairs and 1930s Moroccan carpets, De Padova sofas and a Gaetano Pesce armchair).
The ground, first and second floors are dedicated to the living areas and bedrooms and the third and fourth floors are dedicated to unique spaces for reading and relaxation. The third floor studio, surrounded by windows, has stunning panoramic lake views. The fourth floor dovecote, now a library, is an extraordinary space surrounded by iron and glass balustrades, the wall slits filled with crystals, and the ceiling an exquisite fusion of original wood and new iron beams, all coming together to create a space that is in itself a contemporary work of art.
Full hands-on luxury service, including professional cleaning, hotel quality linens & towels and concierge service is provided by Holiday-Garda. All of our villas are stocked with starting supply of toilet paper, kitchen paper, napkins, coffee, tea, sugar, salt, and pepper. We also provide a wide range of luxury extra services, including personal chef, masseuse, chauffeur, excursions, airport transfers, villa stocking and much more – see the guest services section of our website (holiday-garda) for more details.
Holiday-Garda guests are always met on site with a personalised checkin with english speaking local experts, who will provide an orientation on both the house and the local area. We also provide a very detailed house manual with a local guide, including restaurant guide, shopping guide, local activities and more; and our concierge director is always available to help you liaise and access any local service.
The Torre di Monte Acuto is just a 5-minute drive from the town of Salò. A wonderful spot for a holiday, Salò is the perfect balance between small town and city. It has characteristic cobblestone streets and beautiful old world architecture, with everything in easy walking distance. And it also has all the services and entertainments you expect in a city, including theatre, museum, historic sights, restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets and more. Its lake front promenade is purported to be the longest in Italy, and you can stroll along the lake with beaches to one side and side walk cafés, restaurants, bars and delightful small shops to the other.