Villa Angelica - Riva del Garda
Nestled at the foot of majestic mountains and very close to the Lake where the pictoresque view of Riva determins is where VILLA ANGELICA lies.
Its origins date back to the first period of the Iron age, which corresponds to the first period of Halstatt, in the lapse of time between 800 and 450 b.C.. During the late middle ages, around 1360, right next to Letizia stream is where the first Paper factory in Trentino was placed.Nowadays it still streams on the west side of the house.
The high-quality paper could be dated back to 1400 and it used to be identified through an integral part of a private watermark: crown. During the first half of the XVIII century the majestic houseshoe-shaped house was built from some individual buildings, which existed before.
Today Villa Angelica is one of the most beautiful mansions around the Lake Garda. The two-floored villa is under the protectorate of the “Belle Arti” and for this reason it is subject to rigorous terms. Even if the passionate guests are offered of authentic accomodations, they are also given of any kind of comfort.
During the restauration and renovation in winter 2014 of the large hall (“San Cassiano” apartment) some wall paintings, which are rigorous geometrical, were discovered. They date back to 1650. Few years before, in winter 2009 some similar paintings had been found in one of the small halls, which today serves as a bedroom. These paintings go back to 1800ca. It emerged they were possible copies of the ones discovered in the large hall mentioned before.
The garden, in the Italian style, is very large and it covers an area of 5000 sq.m. It has five fountains and a classical fountain monument as a natural theater, which is unique and one of the few, preserved in their original state gardens of Trentino. It is applied at several levels , each accessible by wide stone stairs and accessible to guests who can spend their leisure hours there. The property includes a chapel that existed in the Middle Ages and is mentioned in 1723 in the Archdiocese of Trento register as ” well equipped “. The ceremonies and messes heve been celebrated regularly until today.
Ecclesiae- Il Sommolago
In the rear part of the secured property there is the parking, which is at guests’ disposal. The property lies in a quiet location and it belongs to the historic center of Riva, the northernmost town on the Lake Garda, at 900 meters from the old town and one kilometer from the lake, which can be seen from the park. The public beach “Sabbioni” is the most developed water-area by the lake and it is provided with an adequate parking.
A discreet security service monitors the lawns and public institutions. With its landscaped walking paths around the lake and through the old town of Riva this is a romantic town, which Heinrich Mann in his story “The Little City” had as a model and in Thomas Mann’s brilliant novel “The Magic Mountain” who took the suggestions here. But to drive thanks to the numerous, now international events, there are beautiful and well-stocked shops and above all, a wide variety of sports facilities. Riva can be considered a very much alive town.
Due to the mild climate Riva is considered to be a perfect destination for active holidays, ranging from wind surfing, mountain biking, climbing, canyoning, Nordic trekking to the touring ski. It is also recommended to spend one day on a ship from Riva to other towns and enjoy the azure sky. Immediately before the gates of the estate of VILLA ANGELICA is a wonderful well maintained hiking trail through shady forests, up to the Bastione and on to Santa Barbara, from where you can enjoy beautiful views of the city and the lake begins. A cable car ride from Malcesine to the Montebaldo is also recommended. And last but not least: who ever wanted to see a performance at the arena of Verona or take a day trip to Venice. Insider’s Tip: Mantua, town of Rigoletto has excellent cuisine.
From VILLA ANGELICA, all roads lead to Rome!
We give tips and advice when choosing your excursions, restaurants and shopping facilities, of which we are convinced about. Watermarks are an integral part of the ancient papermaking and certify the origin or quality of the product. In modern parlance you might define it as a trade mark/label or a quality logo. Therefore we have recorded, the Crown ANGELICA after over 600 years in the logo of VILLA. We make great demands on ourselves with the desire not to disappoint any guest, who entrusted their precious investment “Holiday”.
Villa Angelica Residence
Via San Giacomo 48
38066 Riva del Garda Italy