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Exclusive 17th C Villa on the Island of San Giulio

Welcome to Villa Monziani, built in 1637 on Island of San Giulio, Lake Orta, 400m from mainland
1 of 69Welcome to Villa Monziani, built in 1637 on Island of San Giulio, Lake Orta, 400m from mainland
Villa -
4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Orta San Giulio, Province of Novara, Piedmont
Sleeps 10. 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa on San Giulio island, Lake Orta, Northern Italy. Villa Monziani is a 17th C Villa, one of the oldest houses on San Giulio Island, lakeside, at water level, with full view of the lake and mainland Orta. On the ground floor there is the garden, which stretches the length of the house (1/3 in the shade of the bower and 2/3 in the sun), the kitchen and a small lounge, which both open onto the garden, and a bathroom. The boathouse is adjacent to the garden and has an outdoor hot shower. You can also find water sport amenities like a surfboard, flippers, lie-lows etc. There is also a lakeside wooden jetty useful as a sundeck for late afternoon sunbathing and accessible by the local larger taxi-boats. On the ground floor there is also a new bedroom with en-suite bathroom. On the first floor there is a very... Read more
Listing #HL5747591
About the Owner
Andrew B
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:50%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2012
Interaction with guests
Malpensa Airport is the closest airport to Orta (46 km, a 50 minute drive on the A26 motorway, exit at Arona and then take the state road SP299 to Orta San Giulio). The road network in the area is good. One can also arrive by train, or by bus.The way to cross from Orta to the island and vice versa is by public transport motorboats or guests can use our boat which gives them full flexibility. It is a Canadian aluminium boat that takes 5/6 people and is unsinkable. Our guests can chose between using the motor or the oars. They can also use our garage which is on the mainland. We meet our guests in Orta square to facilitate their settling into the house. To sight-see the region one needs a car. The local area has good bus services.
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Reviewed 10 February 2015

This Villa on the Island of San Giulio allowed me the experience of old times Italian aristocracy. The furniture and paintings are exquisite, same the big chimney. In the same time, the house is equipped with all the necessary facilities for the current times. I...More

1  Thank Ramona M
Management response:Responded 10 February 2015

Thank you for coming. The fireplace is indeed a pride, in the old days (before the independent central heating in very room we have now) it was large enough for two people to sit inside, there are two small ledges, and on one side there...More

A FlipKey verified reviewer
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 8 February 2015


Management response:Responded 10 February 2015


  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
We have a septic tank so please do not put solid waste down the toilets but use baskets, we supply ecological soap/powders etc. Make sure you do too. Any damage to the boat or the...
    1 Shower
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    3 Queens
    1 Sofa
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  • Cleaning: R 1 493 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
There is a market in Orta every Wednesday. An English poetry festival takes place in Orta in September and a festival of classical music in June and September on the island at Villa Tallone. Fireworks in August are famous in Omegna, at the northern end of the lake. North West Italy is renown as the lake region, apart from Lake Orta there is also Lake Maggiore with its 3 beautiful islands, Lake Varese, Lake Lugano and Lake Como. The arch of the pre-Alps and the massif of Monte Rosa are the backstage of this region.
Short excursions around Orta:
Walk to the Sacro Monte for a good view of the lake. Start from the square, take via Motta, flanked by 18th century buildings, and follow the path by the main church that winds to the top of the h
Getting around
Ideally by car, or there are local buses on the Novara/Domodossola route, plus a train station at Orta Miasino (2km). One suggestion is that you use the local taxi/minicab drivers who are economical. Details provided in our info pack on booking.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Malpensa Airport: 46.0 km
Railway: Orta Miasino: 2.0 km
Ferry: Orta: 0.4 km
A car is useful if you plan to travel a lot to visit the other nearby lakes like Lago Maggiore or Como. Otherwise there is a train station at Orta Miasino (2km) or bus services from Novara/Domodosola. Many guests have recently used local taxi/minibus services to go to and from Malpensa airport (costs around €80 one way) or to visit nearby shopping centres or places of interest.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 4.0 km.
Nearby cities
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