We Love —
- A charming farmhouse stay, this hotel dates back to the 14th century and offers a cosy ambiance
- Located near Lake Iseo, shut in by soaring mountains - a truly magnificent sight - we recommend car hire to best explore your surroundings
- Enjoy a lovely getaway in an unspoilt location, you are also just 1 hour away from Lake Garda
New Voyage Privé —
Carefully selected by our experts especially for you
Your Destination —
Situated near Lake Iseo (14km), one of the least known Lombard lakes. Shut in by soaring mountains, it's a magnificent sight. About halfway along the lake, a mountain soars right out of the water! With the exception of the south shore and a series of tunnels at the northeast end of the lake, the road closely hugs the water on its circuit around Lake Iseo and is especially dramatic south of Lovere. Various back roads also lead high up behind Lovere for magnificent views.
To the lake's north stretches the Valle Camonica (57km), famed for its Stone Age rock carvings. To the south stretches the rolling Franciacorta wine country and, to the west, the picture-book-pretty Lake Endine (22km). We recommend adding car hire at the next stage of the booking process to explore your beautiful surroundings.
Your Hotel —
Podere Castel Merlo, in the municipality of Villongo province of Bergamo, was founded in the 14th century as a fortified building for defensive use, located in a hilly area cultivated with vineyards. After passing through the medieval conflicts which led to the destruction of a wing, Podere Castel Merlo has now been restored back to its former glory.
These ancient origins are still evident around the hotel, as renovations have worked hard to retain original charms and features. Today Castel Podere Merlo has been reborn as a luxury Relais and lives a new story. Surrounded by vineyards, there are now 7 Suites, an elegant spa and a prestigious events area with a restaurant where you can sample delicious cuisine created by top chefs in collaboration with Davide Oldani.
- 7 rooms
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Standard or Deluxe Room
Sleep in a sumptuous bed and enjoy your lovely bathroom and facilities.
- King-sized bed
Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.
Just for you: tasting of local products (spumante produced in the farm and nibbles) - 1 per stay
The restaurant, opening in late September, will offer delicious locally sourced cuisine. Accompanied by gorgeous landscape views, you can taste fine wines and olive oil produced by the castle farm.
The Pool Bar, also opening in late September, will provide light, tasty bites during the day, alongside refreshing drinks. The wine, produced in the 18 hectares of vineyards of the farm property, will be sure to delight your palate!
Your Time —
The Spa (opening December 2016) is an oasis of pure relaxation, with expert therapists who can guide you in a selection of facial and body treatments. Enjoy the use of 2 elegant treatment rooms and a sauna - the perfect retreat to relax and rejuvenate!
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: transfers are not included in this offer.
Car Hire: can be added at the next stage of booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only)
Approximate time and distance to hotel from:
Milan-Malpensa Airport 1 hour 17 minutes/114km
Linate Airport 54 minutes/72km