Why would you use hotels!
Posted Aug 30, 2010
Al Tramonto was an extended farmhouse(?) just outside the village of Castellaro Lagusello and just a short drive from Peschiera. Ample parking for guests' cars. The bedroom with separate room for wash hand basin and separate shower/toilet was spotless and comfortable. The house set in the countryside close to the village of Castellaro Lagusello (Note: although the address is indicated here as Monzambano, the B&B and Castellaro Lagusello are quite a way from here so make sure you have a map and directions). The owner was very friendly and helpful and spoke excellent English (just as well since my Italian is pretty shocking). There was a large sunny garden. Breakfast was typically Italian and delicious, with some delightful home made cakes and pastry.
Eating at La Pesa in Castellaro Lagusello was convenient and reasonably priced (I didn't realise how reasonable until after we'd been to Florence!) . The restaurant always seemed busy with locals (a good sign) but was big enough so that getting a table was easy.
All in all, a great base to explore the area and somewhere peaceful to return to after the crowds around Lake Garda (crowded in August anyway, I think the whole of Italy must have been on holiday there!).
I'd have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone planning a trip to the area.