Garda Island is situated on the Brescian side of Lake Garda, a short distance from San Felice del Benaco and it has been the expression of mysticism for centuries (St.Francis of Assisi founded a small community). Today it owes its fascination to the extraordinary Venetian neo-Gothic style villa, designed by the architect Luigi Rovelli at the beginning of the 20th century; an imposing harmonious building, rich in surprising architectonic details. It boasts a beautiful 18th century painting by Carlo Carloni. Below, the terraces and Italian gardens slope down to the lake. All around the vegetation is luxuriant and intact, rich in local, exotic plants, rare essences and unique flowers. An harmonious wood of pines and cypresses, acacias and lemon trees, magnolias and agaves. The Island of Garda is magic and mysterious. The birdsong seems to be the joyous voice of the soul of those who, over the centuries, have respected, looked after and loved it. The isle is open for guided tours from April to October, attended to with passion by the Counts Cavazza who are the owners. The Cavazza siblings have opened the Island to guided tours and events with the aim of making their unique heritage known. Thanks to this activity it was possible to carry out important restoration work which is still on—going and to improve the centuries-old park. Those who choose to visit the Island do not only see a historical residence, but they are also welcomed into a warm family atmosphere which makes them more of a guest than a visitor.