Located a 15 minute stroll from the village of Orta San Giulio and reminiscent of a Moorish palace, Villa Crespi is an extraordinary property dating back to 1879 and with its middle eastern style complete with minaret has become an iconic legend on Lake Orta.
Service is first class, dining is sublime, accommodation luxurious and the interiors remarkable with sparkling chandeliers, intricate stucco work and marble columns throughout.
Individually styled guest rooms and suites, decorated in deep red, gold or blue and furnished with period pieces in an elegant 19th century style, feature terrace or balcony, lavish marble bathroom, beautiful arabesque elements and parquet flooring.
Breakfast is served a la carte and dining is truly divine at the hotel’s outstanding 2 star Michelin restaurant run by owner and chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo.
A verdant garden surrounds the villa and a small wellness suite offers a range of beauty and massage treatments. A member of Relais & Chateaux.
The wooded area of Sacro Monte is a ten minute walk up the hill but you will be rewarded with the most fantastic lake views and there are beautifully, frescoed chapels dotted around to visit.