My first visit to Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda began with a train ride from Parma to Brescia, a city in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. The 2-hour journey was peppered with quick stops and lovely views of villages and towns along the way and with each rumble of the track, my excitement grew as I traveled closer to this very special, award winning and world renowned SPA.
Admittedly, there was a moment when slight panic ensued upon discovering that train stops were not announced and this solo adventure was being spent with non-English speaking compartment mates. What to do? Well, when visiting another country, I find it impossible to not be gently nudged, pulled - and sometimes sharply pushed (LOL!) - to reach out, open up and get to know those around me. In this case, "reaching out" involved a series of broken sentences, hand gestures, a show of my ticket and three lovely Italians. Somehow, we made sense of it all and I soon found myself safely off the train and in the beautiful town of Brescia, Italy.
The sun was shining as we left Brescia and began the easy drive toward the western shores of Lake Garda where Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda is located. As we passed through the heart of the lush and gorgeous "Riviera dei Limoni" I soon found myself in the beautiful village of Gargnano which lies at the base of Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda. As the car began the assent to the top of what some might call a hill...(but this city girl would call a small mountain)....I felt as though we were leaving the world behind with each twist and turn of the road.
What to expect when you arrive at Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda? Breathtaking views of Lake Garda, beautiful accommodations, an incredible SPA with programmes designed to fit the individual, inspiring and award winning sustainability practices and simply incredible cuisine....and yes, this is only the beginning. You will discover that every detail at Lefay Resort & SPA has been designed in perfect harmony to provide guests with the ability to set their intention, rejuvenate, refresh and depart for home while planning their return.
Are you ready to reconnect with your body, mind and spirit in a loving, gentle and nurturing way, surrounded by the beauty of Northern Italy? Let's get started....