Villa Crespi - Lake Orta, Italy - Relais & Chateaux

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Live an exotic fantasy right out of the Arabian nights -- Ornately carved in the Islamic style with minarets, the 19th century Villa Crespi is like a Knights' palace.

The villa is filled with richly carved, Moorish-style columns, capitals and archways, intricately patterned floors and frescoed ceilings. Situated by a sparkling lake surrounded by woods, in the 1930s royalty and rich industrialists, poets and artists were entertained here. The villa recently opened its doors as an exclusive hotel and restaurant, having restored the rich interiors and furnishing the luxurious bedrooms with four-poster beds and 19th-century paintings.


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Trip Type

Romantic Getaway


On-site: Ayurveda massages & treatments on property, cooking lessons. Nearby: Indoor swimming pool, Outdoor swimming pool, Waterskiing, Windsurfing, Horse riding, Tennis courts. Several golf courses in the area.


On the shores of Lake Orta in Northern Italy, Orta San Giulio is a charming medieval village. You will delight in discovering the history and culture of an area still sequestered from modern progress. Stroll the Piazza Motta and its 16th century palace, then visit charming San Giulio Island, residence to a convent of closed order nuns and the Basilica of San Giulio. Lake Maggiore - 10 miles/16 km Stresa - 12 miles/20 km Locarno - 22 miles/45 km Island San Giulio - 0.5 miles/1 km Milan - 55 miles/95 km Macugnaga Mountain - 25 miles/40 km


Milan-Malpensa International Airport (MXP)

Airport Distance

25 miles/45 minutes

High Season

May through October