(4 Star Hotels) Orta San Giulio
Get ready for a gourmet getaway you'll never forget!
Three reasons why you'll love it here
- Luxury and romance on the shores of Lake Orta
- Antonio Cannavacciuolo's award-winning cuisine
- A tiny piece of Persia, in the heart of Piedmont
A 19th-century folly, Villa Crespi was built by Cristoforo Benigno Crespi: a successful and somewhat eccentric cotton trader whose business took him to Persia.
Seduced by the charms of the Orient, on his return to Italy, Crespi built the minaret-topped villa of his dreams in his home region of Piedmont, filling it with richly carved, Moorish columns, capitals and archways, intricately patterned floors, and frescoed ceilings.
From folly to four star
In the 1930s, any number of aristocrats, industrialists, poets, and artists were entertained here.
Half a century later, in the 1980's and after extensive restoration work, Villa Crespi reopened as a luxury hotel and restaurant.
A lust for luxury
The flamboyant character of the building's first owner lives on in the hotel's decidedly opulent décor.
Villa Crespi's individually appointed bedrooms and suites all feature extravagantly luxurious four poster beds, strewn with rich silks and damask; exquisite antiques adorn every room, each or which has a gloriously sumptuous marble bathroom.
Dining with the stars
Guests staying at Villa Crespi have the opportunity to dine in one of Italy's finest gourmet eateries.
The hotel restaurant, run by Chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo and his wife Cinzia, has been awarded 2 Michelin stars and countless other culinary accolades for its superlative Italian cuisine
Beautifully-presented Mediterranean dishes, accompanied by wines chosen from a selection of over 1000 premium vintages have ensured the restaurant's world-wide acclaim.
If you've had more than your fair share of Cannavacciuolo's delicious desserts, you can always make amends in the hotel's small spa, equipped with fitness room, sauna and Turkish bath.
If that sounds too much like hard work, put yourself in the hands of a professional massage therapist instead!
Via G.Fava, 18 - 28016 Orta San Giulio (Novara)
Tel. +39 0322 911902
Fax +39 0322 911919
Villa Crespi amenities
- Internet connection
- Air Conditioning
- Safety deposit box
- Satellite TV
- Sauna / Turkish bath
Food and drink