On arrival at the apartment where we met by Elena who was very friendly and extremely informative and made sure we had everything we needed before she left us to settle in.
She also left her contact number and said to call anytime if we needed anything, she only lived 5 minutes away which was also good to know and very reassuring.
The apartment was clean and well equipped with everything you would need to self catering, there was bottled water (still and sparkling) coffee and tea bags and cooking oil and herbs and even a bottle of wine in the fridge!
The was plenty of towels in the bathroom including beach towels.
Although there is no Wi Fi in the apartment there are plenty of cafes and restaurants close by that offer it and also 'hotspots' dotted around so not really a problem...
The apartment is located just of the piazza and a short stroll to the harbour.
Desenzano is a lively place full of bars, cafes & eateries and street entertainment most evenings which was very entertaining!
We also found it very easy to relax and enjoy the scenery. you can take a boat across the lake and visit the local places of interest or just have lunch. We found the best way (and cheapest) was to get a day ticket for 23 Euros which enables you to get on and off as many times as you want and where ever you want!
The apartment is also a 15 minute walk to the train station where there are regular trains to Milan, Verona & Venice, you can book tickets in advance which is more expensive but you are guaranteed a seat by the window to take in the view and these rains even have a restaurant car for those longer journeys!
If you want to stock up on groceries there are several supermarkets around with the closest one (innis) a short walk away. Also bakeries and deli's on every corner and not forgetting the all important pharmacies.
On Tuesday there is a huge market along the harbour where you can get fresh fruit & vegetables, fish, cheese, handbags and shoes.
So to sum it up - The apartment was great, Elena was the perfect host and if you want to explore this beautiful part of Italy then Desenzano is the perfect place.