The swimming pool with the lake 20 feet away exceeded our wildest dreams. We took the description of the property having a 'boat dock' on the lake literally and arranged to rent a small motor boat for several days. However, the reality is you CANNOT dock anything there unless it is some kind of small inflatable as there is no mooring positions alongside villa - the jetty in the photos belongs to the villa next door. The old town of Sirmione has tiny, narrow streets always thronged with people which you have to drive through to reach the villa. Motor entry is only allowed in the town if you have a permit (sent to us by email). As we were renting cars and did not have registration numbers we had a temporary permit which you have to hand into the Police kiosk on arrival at the gates of the town and have a permanent one issued. There are strict rules when you are not allowed to drive through the town and we were caught out on 2 occasions and had to hang around for a couple of hours until traffic was allowed through. It is a short stroll from the villa to the old town which is full of restaurants. We found one small shop selling milk, cheese and bread but you do need to leave the town to buy more basic goods in a supermarket. Sadly, out flight was delayed for 3 hours so we were late arriving. There was no welcome pack of basic items and no shop open. Ideally we would have shopped on our way to the villa if we had not been so delayed. and bought supplies of water, milk, bread, butter, coffee and tea and loo rolls to set us up for a few days. The air conditioning is only located in the 4 upstairs bedrooms and was vital due to the humid weather. The Wifi never worked and we communicated this to the owner who replied she had paid and it should work but it never did. However we did have 4G.
We had an enjoyable holiday but despite the print out from the owner stating we must leave between 10 and 11 a.m. on the morning of departure she then informed us 2 days before we were going home that we needed to be out a 9 a.m. and the time on the print-out was an error. We were not flying home till late afternoon and had planned a leisurely breakfast and last swim but after tense negotiations she agreed as long as we were out of the bedrooms so they could be cleaned by 9 a.m. we could stay a bit longer. However, after packing up there seemed no point in hanging around whilst the villa was turned round so we left. That was disappointing end to the holiday.