Housed in a 17th-century monastery, the Monastero Arx Vivendi is a blissful refuge on the shore of Italy's Lake Garda. The ancient property has been thoughtfully resorted by noa* architecture, preserving its historic charm while converting it into a modern wellness retreat. Common spaces are defined by original arched ceilings and exposed wood beams, and its 40 guests rooms now occupy the former nun's quarters. In the property's lush garden, the studio has added a full spa, complete with a swimming pool, saunas, hammam, and treatment rooms with views of Arco castle.
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