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Historic villa, 1 km to the beach, 500m to the city - Umberto Eco

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco: Cat. D about 115 m2, ideal for 6 people. Who doesn't know him...! We honour his literary works by naming an elegant, spacious apartment after him. The former attic of the mansion housed the servants in small chambers until 1958, which were rowed after each other under the exposed roof truss. Through comprehensive construction measures, an apartment arose after many years, with partially exposed beams, like in the light-flooded living room with its four windows, where you have a stunning view up to the Burg of Arco. The apartment has three separate bedrooms, one with open beams, a dining room, closed kitchen and two bathrooms.

About the property

Villa Angelica

In the northern part of Lake Garda, near the city of Riva, you will find the impressive horseshoe-form property in a landmark park from the 17th century: 'Villa Angelica'. The property is unique, it offers six different large residential options. ***Garden of Eden object.

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german, russian, italian, polish
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Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

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Zuschlag fuer die 7 Person: €15,00 pro Nacht
Zu bezahlender Service:
Endreinigung € 35,- für die Wohnungen:
Letizia, Rafael, Claudius und Tristan.
Endreinigung € 60,- für die Appartements:
Vincenzo Errante, San Cassiano, Umberto Eco.


Riva del Garda Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , large window
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , large window
  • The apartment will be available starting September 18, 2010.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The apartment will be available starting September 18, 2010.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 15 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The apartment will be available starting September 18, 2010.


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Umberto Eco
average rating of 4.896104 based on 77 reviews

Apartment 'Umberto Eco' at Villa Angelica

  • 4 of 5

Our family, five adults and one child, joined for one night by another adult, were visiting for our daughter's wedding and we stayed for nearly a week. We enjoyed our stay in Umberton Eco and felt comfortable and well provided for. As others have noted, we were surprised with a free dessert one day, which we appreciated and very much enjoyed. It is evident that others staying at Villa Angelica were also very happy so we can recommend that others stay there.

The locality is beautiful, and there are many facilities and entertainments in easy reach that we would have wanted to utilise more if we had been able to stay longer. We could also have used the pool, which is clean and well maintained. The grounds are well maintained, offer some privacy and provide a good place to relax and unwind.

The only pitfall is that some webpages appear to confuse which rooms are in which apartments at the Villa. It may be worth asking about that when preparing to book! Emberto Eco consists of two bathrooms joined together by a shower, kitchen, dining room, three bedrooms and a spacious sitting area. The joined bathrooms surprised us, but the arrangement worked well for us. The kitchen has plenty of room for storage and food preparation. Bedrooms were well prepared, and the sitting area has plenty of seating. All other facilities of the Villa were available, and it is very good value!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Beautiful villa in own private grounds

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6 with 4 teenage boys. Villa Angelica was a really beautiful place to stay for our weeks holiday. We loved the apartment, umberto Eco,which was perfect for us with 3 good size bedrooms and a big living room with a spectacular ceiling. The swimming pool was a real luxury and very impressive at night with the different colour lights. The sun loungers are incredibly comfortable and we did enjoy our week of relaxing. The lake and town of Riva are approximately 15 mins walk away or 5 mins by bicycle. There was plenty to do in the area whether it be relaxing or cycling/walking in the mountains. The family were very friendly and helpful and we felt very welcome, rather like a big extended family. We would love to go back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Beautiful villa and gardens

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Umberto Eco with our son, daughter and their partners. The impressive Villa Angelica is set well away from traffic and has delightful gardens, with a recently installed swimming pool. The apartment is spacious and cool with 3 good sized bedrooms. The town centre is about a 15-minute walk away, the lakeside 5 minutes or so further on. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week in this splendid accommodation.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four staying in Riva for a sailing event that my 15 year old daughter was competing in: Villa Angelica suited us perfectly - we stayed in Umberto Eco which is very comfortable and plenty of room for us with the kids having a room each. We hired bikes and found that the villa is the perfect compromise - close enough to be in Riva in 2 minutes by bike and far enough away to escape the crowds. The garden is very spacious and quiet and a pleasure to sit in and read and enjoy the sun. The owners are perfect hosts - among other things organised pizzas for delivery and baked a gorgeous cake for us. There are good facilities for clothes washing downstairs and a place to park the car. It is also very safe and secure so we never had to even think about locking up the bikes! We will be back and I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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A great place for our family of 5!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a trip to Europe where we spent a week of the trip at the Villa. We had a wonderful time... Angelica was a fantastic host (we really enjoyed the home made tiramisu ;-). We stayed in Umberto Eco, which was perfect for our family. It was a little tricky to find as the cars navigation system didn't find the address, but luckily Google maps could. Hopefully we'll get a chance to visit again... we loved the villa, Angelica, Riva del Garda, and the surrounding towns in northern Italy.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
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Villa Angelica.......fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the italian lakes traveling in a group of 9 which included 3 young children the Villa Angelica was quite unbelievable and not what any of us had really expected,with a drive from Verona of approximately 1h 45 the apartments where quite spectacular they were very clean and spacious with all the amenities you would expect. we stopped in the newly completed evo apartments on the third floor of this magnificent building the living area with its exposed timber roof trusses and the timber floors really did show the extent to which the owner had restored this building, the gardens were well maintained with the soothing sound of the mountain stream as it passed by the property.the added security of an electronic gated property made us all feel very at ease, the owner of the property a warm and welcoming lady whom couldn’t do enough for us even inviting us in to her own private apartments for drinks, you really did feel part of the family.

There was plenty of on site parking and i would recommend the villa suitable for families.

The owner informed us that she would be introducing some english speaking television programs to the mainly dominated German channels and although this was, from our point of view, purely to catch up on news this would not put us off using this property in the future.

The property was situated approx 20 min walk from the town of Riva del Garda and was a most pleasant walk even with young children the town situated on the lake was full of history with beautiful scenery and surrounded by a mountain landscape, the weather, with the exception of one rainy day, was sunny with temperatures reaching the high 30’s.

In summery this is a place well worth a visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Valerio Catullo (Verona)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Riva -
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Riva del Garda
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Toscolano-Maderno 18 Loch
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
900 m Altstadt Riva
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Riva del Garda
Car: recommended

The 5000 m2 park in Italian style with its 5 fountains is unique. The late-Baroque fountain monument is attractive - Franz Kafka and other guests have enjoyed their stay in Riva on its steps. The property is in a peaceful location, about 900 m from the lake and the old city and has its own parking space.


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