Podere Castel Merlo

Bergamo, Italy

Deluxe King Junior suite

Deluxe King Junior suite

Lake Iseo

Standard King Junior suite

Standard King Junior suite

Lake Iseo

Lake Iseo

Ultra-stylish Italy suite stay at a five-star, boutique-style farmhouse near Bergamo – with breakfast, a welcome drink, early check-in, late check-out and dining discount

Rural charm with a dash of boutique glamour finds its home at this gorgeous 14th-century farmhouse surrounded by rolling vineyards in Villongo Sant’Alessandro, just a 40-minute drive from Lombardy's hill town of Bergamo. Most fabulously, Podere Castel Merlo will place you super-close to Lake Iseo – probably the least famous of the Italian Lakes but certainly one of the most dazzling.

There’s just seven uniquely-styled guestrooms at this chic farmhouse, all of which come with soothing-hued colour tones, lavish furnishings and on-trend fixtures and fittings. Thoughtful touches include comfortable Hästens beds dressed with crisp white Frette linens, good-looking Dornbracht bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, and flatscreen TVs with digital channels.

Days here can be spent blissing out on sunloungers by the outdoor pool, being pampered to perfection in the newly-opened spa, and relishing ingredient-driven gourmet cuisine in the lovely signature restaurant. There’s also gracious hospitality from the eager-to-please hosts who’ll be more than happy to let you sample the fine wines and olive oil that grow on the estate.

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