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   Villa San Pietro B&B   

Villa San Pietro B&B

Via San Pietro 25
Montichiari, Brescia
Italy  25018
Architectural Type:  Medieval
Established In:  1997
Renovated In:  1996
Phone:  +39-030-961232
Fax:  +39-030-9981098
Contact:  Anna CARERA
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Single Occupant Rate Is: €70
Double Occupant Rate Is: €95 - €100
Additional Occupant Rate Is: €10 - €20
Accepted Payments: Cash, MasterCard, Visa, PayPal
Deposit Amount Requested: 30% of total upon booking
Minimum Stay Is: 1 night
Check In Time Is: From 3 PM
Check Out Time Is: 10 AM
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation 1 month before arrival date, 50%. Cancellation 15 days before arrival date, 70%. Less than 15 days notice, 100%.

This location which is near Lake Garda is perfect for your holidays in Italy.

The Villa San Pietro Bed and breakfast is a recently restored 1600 Villa retaining all of its original character. It is in a particularly calm location in the centre of Montichiari, 13 km from Desenzano on Lake Garda and it is run by a young Italian-French couple.

Anna and Jacques shall be delighted to welcome you to stay in their very large and comfortable rooms: the Salmon Room, the Pink Room, the Blue Room, and the Loft with private bathroom, antiques, air conditioning for the summer and central heating for the winter months, with independent entrance.

At the guests’ disposal there is a frescoed ceiling living room with a satellite TV, a common area with a fridge, private parking, a secluded garden with deck chairs and tables, a marbled-columned loggia where you can read a nice book in the summer nights.

Anna and Jacques speak Italian, English, French, and Spanish fluently and shall be glad to chat with you and let you know about local traditions and culture, they will also advise about your daily trips to: Verona, Lake Garda, Mantova, Sabbioneta, Cremona, Venise, the Botanical Garden Sigurtà etc.

Five tennis courts and an Olympic swimming pool (indoor & outdoor) are only 2 minutes walking distance from the Villa.

Two golf courses are located nearby (10 miles & 15 miles), one of which is a Jack Nicklaus Jr. design.

Breakfast shall be served in the frescoed ceiling room or in the garden, but most of all, at Villa San Pietro you will find a family environment, a relaxing atmosphere: Anna and Jacques will do their best to make your stay unforgettable and let you feel at home away from your home.

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The Frescoes of 16th Century:

On the 14th of February 2005 we started restoring a new frescoed-ceiling room.

Our very talented artists indicated that the room was built in the 1500's. They started restoring the central fresco "L'Aurora" done in the 1800's representing a young lady on a dark cloud going towards a very clear sky accompanied by 4 cherubs carrying beautifully decorated flowers. The theme was popular in the 1600's and in Rome there is a famous painting "L'Aurora" by the painter Guido Reni.

February 24th 2005: restoration is finished.

The 1500's frescoes were a total discovery for us. We never knew underneath the paint we would have found them! We are now slowly restoring the upper decorations.

During the restoration works, they scratched the upper walls and found original frescoes made in the early 1500's, we never knew about this... we were very excited about this discovery!

The theme is very simple and popular, it represents farmers with hats, pants up to the knee and boots. The most amazing thing is a marble effect fresco decoration made on each original arc. It will take a while but certainly it is worthwhile.

See Image 6 for before and after pictures of the ceiling frescoe.


Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the sitting room while admiring the ancient frescoed ceiling or in the garden. Upon request, candlelit dinners can be served at night.

During the winter months enjoy breakfast in the frescoed ceiling room. In the summertime, breakfast is served in the garden.

We offer fresh bread, baked daily, delicious homemade yogurt and a variety of jams. Enjoy cereals, orange juice, tea, coffee, and chocolate.

Upon request, we offer a five course homemade dinner with our fresh baked bread. Dinner includes fresh pasta, which we make ourselves, organic vegetable, and fruit.

Activities Available At Our Villa:

The courtyard of Villa San Pietro is surrounded by a natural setting of flowering trees and colorful flowers. The Villa has remained within the family for over 400 years.

  • Bike rentals
  • Wine courses and tasting.
  • Tourist excursions can be organized.
  • Covered private parking at no charge is available.
  • 3 tennis courts and Olympionic swimming pool (indoor & outdoor) only 2 minutes walking distance from the Villa.
  • Guided paths for mountain biking and running paths along the river
  • Facials using the Villa's own, Anna Carera, botanical skincare label.
  • Two golf courses are located nearby (10 miles & 15 miles), one of which is a Jack Nicklaus Jr. design.

Area Attractions:

Montichiari is a lovely middle age town of 20,000 people in the province of Brescia and it offers the 1700 Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the 1100 Abbey of San Pancrazio, the very elegant 1800 Theatre, all in wood, the history museum, the archaeological museum and the 1800 Castle Bonoris with its own Park.


See Verona and its arena lyric concerts, Milan and its La Scala Theatre and the Duomo, the botanical garden and the middle age village of Borghetto.


Visit Venice and its beauties, Vicenza and the Palladian Villas, Cremona and the Stradivari Museum.

Other area attractions include:

Brescia and its museums, churches and castle; the Lake Garda, Mantova and its Renaissance Gonzaga Palaces, and lots of hidden beauties we will indicate to you.

Villa San Pietro is located just ten minutes from the largest natural lake in Italy, Lake of Garda.

Among the charming villages you may visit, Salo' and its unforgettable Gulf, Desenzano del Garda and its Roman Villa, you will also enjoy Manerba and its ancient Rock.

There are boat rides available across Lake of Garda where guests can spend the day exploring the villages, shopping the flea market, or treating themselves to a day of pampering at the spa.

Full of contrasts, Malcesine is particularly fascinating. There's Mediterranean flora found in the gardens filled with oleanders and in the immense olive groves from which a delicate olive oil is obtained. Further up, the landscape becomes alpine. To pass in a few minutes from olive trees to the highest peaks of Mount Baldo enjoying the fantastic panoramic view of the lake, is a unique and unrepeatable experience that can easily be attained with the cable car that runs from Malcesine to Tratto Spino. This facility is also used by those who would like to hike or mountain bike back down the valley, as well as for those who want to go up in the winter, to enjoy winter sports: there are excellent slopes for skiing, with the blue of the lake always in sight.

The Castle of Malcesine houses an interesting museum about the origins, history, and flora and fauna of Lake Garda. From the top of the castle's tower one may enjoy a magnificent view of the town.

While visiting Sirmione everyone will want to tour the remains of a magnificent Roman villa "Le Grotte di Catullo." Stop by and look through the Castle, shop the small & elegant stores, or simply take a leisurely stroll along the lake. Sirmione is perched on the south end of Lago di Garda. From the castle at the town entrance, take a scenic walk up the east side of the peninsula to the Grotto di Catullo. On a warm day, eat in the garden of the Grifone Ristorante right across the moat from the castle. Just east of Sirmione is a great restaurant, Vecchia Lugana, on the road to Peschiera del Garda.

A number of factors contributed to create the present fame which Sirmione enjoys: the pleasantness of the place, the marvelous landscape, the mildness of the climate, the poetry of Catullus and of Carducci, the Scaligeri castle, an absolute jewel of medieval architecture, and the spring known as "La Boiola" which supplies water for very busy and modernly equipped thermal baths. The tiny peninsula which runs in a south to north direction for almost 1.8 miles (3 km) on the blue Benaco, brings together a number of aspects, interesting from the tourist point of view, in an area which covers no more than some 247 acres.

The exquisite peninsula of Sirmione lends a serene setting in which natural and manmade beauty both play a part. The town center manages to combine a typically medieval atmosphere and layout with a profusion of shops and excusive boutiques.

Also located near Sirmione in Valeggio sul Mincio is the largest botanical garden in Europe. There, visitors will marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the gardens.

Wine Tasting:

We are proud to announce our partnership with the wine cellar and store, Enoteca Bacco, located in Montichiari. Our friends Marco and Silvio will be delighted to assist you in choosing wines, liquors, and champagnes. We will organize special wine courses and tasting according to your preferences.

The following events are available:

  • Dinners prepared by well known chefs, presenting specialties from the local cuisine of Brescia and Mantua as well as sea fish dinners with Chef Ivan Broccaioli (only on Wednesday). Each meat or fish course will be accompanied by a specific wine and the choice will be explained by Marco and Silvio.
  • A short, yet effective course on how to approach the world of wine.
  • Chance to participate in our Chateau Club Dinners, only on Wednesdays, to learn about the matching of food and wine.
  • At lunch and dinner, chance to taste a selection of hams, salami, and cheeses with its specific wine, accompanied by the professional explanation of Marco and Silvio.

Anna will help with translation when needed.

Special Packages:

Language Course Package:

We offer personalized language courses from beginner to advanced in Italian, English, and French. The courses are held by Anna, official interpreter and translator, graduate of the University of Bologna. The course lasts 10 hours, 2 hours for 5 days and includes:

  • Conversation skills
  • Basic grammar lessons
  • Lessons in the written language
  • Lessons in the spoken language
  • Personalized courses and rates for longer stays and groups are available
Facial and Skincare Treatment:

We offer facials and skincare treatments using our own Anna Carera botanical skincare line sold exclusively at Takashimaya on Fifth Avenue, one of the most prestigious department stores in New York City, next to The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden.

Each facial includes:

  • toning
  • exfoliation
  • deep cleansing
  • ampoule treatment
  • eye contour treatment
  • massage and moisturizing
  • ending with a hand massage

Your Hosts:

Jacques is both French and Italian. He was previously an officer in the French Army where he served for 9 years.

Anna is Italian and she used to be a Professional Translator and Interpreter in English, French and Spanish until she started with her husband this fabulous and fun activity: running a bed and breakfast and opening their home to the entire world!

After living in France for 3 years, they settled in Montichiari and started the B&B Villa San Pietro in 1997.

Alex, your host's son, is Italian and French from birth, he is bilingual and is not doing bad with English... and he loves playing with his young guests who are most welcome at the villa.

Your last hosts: a bunch of dwarf rabbits which are so cute... you will love them!!!!

The Details

Villa San Pietro B&B
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Web Page:  Yes


Languages Spoken:  English, French, Spanish, Italian


Types of Breakfasts:  Rich and Homemade

Special Meals Available:  Yes


Room Types:  Rooms, Luxury Rooms


Private Bathrooms:  Yes

Handicap Accessible:  No

Smoking:  No

Consumption of Alcohol:  No

Children:  Yes

Pets:  No


Amenities/Features:  Kitchen, Satellite TV, TV, Garden, Beverage Tray, Fridge, Alarm Clock, Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


Nearby Activities:  Bicycling, Mountain Biking, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Shopping, Dancing, Sight Seeing, Historical Places, Museums, Castles, Botanical Gardens, Farmers Market, Arts & Craft Fairs


Suitable For:  Pleasure, Relaxation, Family, Honeymoons, Romance, Cultural Experience


Near To:  Lakes, Rivers, Mountains, Countryside, Nature & Parks


Sunsets:  Yes
Sunrises:  Yes
Foliage:  Yes
Open:  Fall/Autumn, Summer, Spring


Additional Comments:  We offer courses and activities such as a wine course and tasting at Enoteca Bacco, language courses, facials using our botanical skincare line and guided tours.

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