Creative Retreat at Casa Viva ✨ September 26-29, 2024 ✨ Read more
✨ September 26-29, 2024: Creative Retreat

What to do on holiday at Lake Garda

Sport, nature, culture, art and tradition.

Casa Viva is 3 km from the town of Garda and the Lake beaches, it’s along the Health Walk of Costermano, on the bike path and the bridleway.

Trekking Tour al Monte Baldo, Lago di Garda

Sport and nature

You can walk or cycle from the houses to go trekking or on a mountain bike tour of Monte Baldo which is known as Hortus Europae for the richness of its wonderful flora: the first climbing faces are 10 minutes away and the ‘Ca’ degli Ulivi’ Golf Club is 200m metres from us.

“You won’t fall in love with Baldo just for its famous views. To Live Baldo means to kneel to photograph the flowers, inspect fossils, visit the mountain huts, see Chamois in the dawn and to be spellbound by the awesome mountain ridges. Baldo is proud of its name and wants to be discovered. To know it well, you need to be at every height, every season and on every slope.”

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Lake Garda Panorama from Monte Baldo

We organise riding lessons and a summer camp, we work with local experts and alpine guides, we organise parascending flights, canyoning, climbing course, trekking on Monte Baldo and trips to the Molini valleys which are a protected zone of great natural interest.

If you prefer going to the beach, to dive in its fresh waters or go sailing or kayaking, you can get to the town of Garda on foot, by bike or by the local bus service which stops close by to Casa Viva.

Culture, Art and Tradition

The scents, tastes and traditions of Lake Garda will transport you to the “Dolce Vita” of Italy.

The small towns of Brenzone sul Garda, the quarters of San Zeno di Montagna, the Castle at Malcesine, Torri and Lazise, the Wine and Oil museums at Bardolino, the lemon groves and the winding streets of Limone sul Garda, the panoramic views from Tremosine and the Forra path, the Punta San Vigilio promontory are all to be seen at least once in a life-time.

Verona is a beautiful city of Art, known thanks also to the Shakespeare masterpiece Romeo and Juliet. You should visit the Arena and the Romano Theatre, go to a classic or modern dance performance, experience the Lyric Festival in the Arena which has brought Opera (for example, Aida, Carmen, Turandot and Nabucco) to us all since 1913. This splendid city is only 35km from us (20 minutes by car).

Great food

Near us you will find Agriturisms, pizzerias and restaurants which you can easily walk to: we will be happy to advise you about the best places to eat in this area, including vegetarian and vegan food.

We also organise wine-tasting events at the best local wine producers.

This is how Casa Viva breathes

Biopiscina con Fitodepurazione per vacanze eco a Garda

Our Natural Swimming Pool

Swimming in the pure water of our natural pool makes you feel at one with the natural environment. You will experience a dip in a living ecosystem which purifies your mind and stimulates your creativity giving you a great sense of wellbeing.

Pavimento in Cotto nelle stanze di Casa Viva a Garda

Water at 13C

The water is 13C and comes from our well - it is this water that is fed through pipes under the terracotta floor. This is a technique known as Free Cooling: natural air conditioning which keeps things fresh in the summer and no need for other air conditioning.

Colazione con Prodotti Locali a Casa Viva Garda

Local products for breakfast

Besides the fruit and vegetables from our vegetable patch, we choose only local environmentally friendly grown products from local producers who offer healthy things that sustain communities and realise certain values. Eco friendly for us is an ethical choice that gives benefits to Man, animals and the environment.

Giardino sul tetto di Casa Viva a Garda

Garden on the Roof

Sedum is a succulent which filters the air like lungs. It is a bright green plant which needs sun and stores water in its leaves. If you look closely at the roof, you will see its different shapes and brilliantly coloured flowers.

Passeggiate con Cavalli al Maneggio di Casa Viva a Garda

Horses

Horses are patient and empathetic beings and you will wonder at the emotions they stimulate: it is these emotions that, with our help, will let you relax and let go of your stresses.

Infissi di Riciclo a Casa VIva Garda

Recycled fixtures

The walls of Casa Viva are built around the fixtures and non the other way round! Doors and window frames are one off recycled pieces because we believe in using what we already have on our planet without throwing more things away and thus creating something new from something old.

Costruzione in Paglia di Casa Viva a Garda

The Window of Truth

This is like a small picture which you will find in all our rooms which explains how we have built the Straw House Casa Viva. You will sleep in a living room scented by Nature.

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Biopiscina con Fitodepurazione per vacanze eco a Garda

Our Natural Swimming Pool

Pavimento in Cotto nelle stanze di Casa Viva a Garda

Water at 13C

Colazione con Prodotti Locali a Casa Viva Garda

Local products for breakfast

Giardino sul tetto di Casa Viva a Garda

Garden on the Roof

Passeggiate con Cavalli al Maneggio di Casa Viva a Garda

Horses

Infissi di Riciclo a Casa VIva Garda

Recycled fixtures

Costruzione in Paglia di Casa Viva a Garda

The Window of Truth

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