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Review 3159: Cervano, Apartment


Review by travelbug from Australia

apartment and B&B in estate above Lake Garda, Lombardy


June 2007, 4 nights


Words fail to describe just how warm, hospitable and enthusiastic hosts Gino and Anna are. We stayed for four nights in one of the apartments. This was near the end of a two-month long road trip with two toddlers in tow. We had stayed in quite a few self-catering apartments/villas/agriturismos during that time. None of them could beat Cervano for their thoughtfulness, care and attention to detail. The apartment was spotlessly clean (and I was quite fussy about that as our son had just started to crawl and was putting every imaginable thing in his mouth). Everything we could think of and then much much more were provided, including a very well stocked fridge and pantry (even though breakfast wasn't included in the apartment section), a good range of kitchen equipment, bibs, toys, highchair, even a walker... the list goes on. They even had free wi-fi Internet. We could have spent all four days we had there curled up in the very homely and extremely spacious apartment without setting a foot outside. The area was peaceful without being boring. There was lots to see and do around the lake, but a car is probably essential.

But absolutely the best thing about Cervano were Gino and Anna who were both very eager to share their knowledge of the local area and their cultural heritage with us. They would knock excitedly on our door to show our children fireflies or some elusive animal they'd spotted. They even dropped off a home made cake one afternoon. Gino showed our daughter where to pick cherries and red currants, took us around his extensive property, invited us into their apartment and brought his grappa around to ours one night. They both took our family out for dinner one night, showing us some sights along the way.

We are very grateful to Gino and Anna for sharing a little part of their lives with us.

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