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How would you describe Villa d’Orta in a nutshell?
Villa d’Orta is a 17th-century restored palazzo with luxurious contemporary furnishings that nestles in a romantic village overlooking Lake Orta.
How would you describe the atmosphere at Villa d’Orta?
Villa d’Orta is a uniquely relaxing place that will transport you to the past. It blends minimalism with unique furnishings and contemporary features. The privacy and amazing lake views from the top floor are the perfect ingredients for a unique experience far from the crowds (especially during peak season).
What is so special about Villa d’Orta to you personally?
Staying in the palazzo inspires the most incredible emotions. I consider it a spot where you can experience the authentic Italian lifestyle and hospitality. You can breathe in the property’s history while enjoying contemporary facilities, as well as views over the amazing gardens, ancient rooftops and lake. It’s perfect harmony all around.
What’s your background and what was your inspiration to open Villa d’Orta?
I owned and ran an advertising company in Milan for 25 years and currently live between Angera (Lake Maggiore) and Lisbon. I bought Villa d’Orta while I was working in Milan as I wanted a place in the Lake District where I could enjoy nature and relax on the weekends. I decided to rent it out on a short-term basis in 2017.
Please tell us about the interior design/architecture. How would you describe it?
We fully renovated the palazzo a few years ago with modern facilities while maintaining, restoring and enhancing all of its beautiful architectural details. It features gorgeous 17th-century elements such as wood flooring, large fireplaces and coffered ceilings. We have combined globally renowned design pieces with uniquely eclectic objects. The result is an interesting balance between modern and ancient architecture.
Is Villa d’Orta best suited for couples, families, groups?
Villa d’Orta is the perfect escape for couples and groups, and children from six years old are welcome. But in the case of younger children, we ask guests to sign a letter not to hold us liable for any possible injuries. Baby cots and high chairs are available upon request.