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Apartments Located in a 13th Century Medieval Village With a Hidden Garden - Alloggio 2 - Trilo



Updated: 14-Oct-2016
2 apartments, 3 bedrooms, 9 people

Palazzo Acquarello, Orta San Giulio

Orta S. Giulio lies just to the west of Lake Maggiore and is a medieval center of rare beauty. This area of Piemonte has maintained its modesty and it’s harmony between the richness of the past and the curiosity of the present. Once the exclusive summer resort of the Italian and foreign upper class , it is now a place of relaxation and peace offering a chance to find renewal amongst the irresistible charm of this enchanting lake and the surrounding villages.

Once in the piazza, attention is immediately captured by the strict lines of a renaissance construction, il Palazzo della Comunità della Riviera (1582), symbol of the independent government of this community.

From the main square you can walk up to the church of Assunta built in 1485, and continuing along this road you will arrive at the foot of the Sacra Monte, an extraordinary masterpiece of Baroque Art, now part of UNESCO’s world heritage made up of twenty chapels built in the midst of beech and evergreen woods dedicated to the life of Saint Francesco (1590).

From Piazza Motta the boats depart for the island of San Giulio: legend tells that the saint conquered snakes and dragons before constructing a romantic basilica (in 390), now on this small island you can find a Benedictine Monastery where worship and silence are respected. It only comes to life on the 31st of January when the patron saint is honored and the nuns distribute bread with chocolate to those present.

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Details for holiday apartment Alloggio 2 - Trilo, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Open space livinging room and kitchenette (no oven) located on the first floor, without an elevator, Two bedrooms, a double room and a smaller room with bunk beds plus a double sofa bed in the livingroom. Bathroom with shower but without window and no washing machine, but laundry service and self-service laundry mats are close by.

Unsuitable for guests unable to use stairs or those who have pets.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

An American girl who fell in love with an Italian man from Orta San Giulio who now manages the apartments on behalf of her new family.

Speaks English, Italian

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


A perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a magical stay in San Guilio, made even better by the fantastic and professional service provided by owner, Denise - she could not have been more helpful. The apartment is positioned a few steps from the piazza which has a wonderful view of the lake and island and a wonderful selection of restaurants, bars and ice-cream shops - perfect !! You are right in the heart of everything.

The apartment is very comfortable, with quality furniture and fittings, with thoughtful touches in every room. We will be recommending the apartment to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very friendly welcome to a up to standard holiday home

  • 4 of 5

Californian hospitality combined with de Italian spirit is the best description we can think of. We felt already welcome in reply's on our emails. Clean and comfortable flat. Fine clean European standard interior and accessories. For a family of 3 more than sufficient. Good local information on the premises and knowing that Denise was just a call away felt safe and welcome. The old town and it's surrounding are beautiful and there is enough to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Steps away from the center of Orta San Giulio, walking distance to restaurants and unique shops. Clean lake for swimming and relaxing, ski resorts close by for winter sports, simple, clean apartments for family and friends to vacation together. An ambiance perfect for yoga retreats or Tai Chi practice and located very close to an international retreat and seminar facility to further enhance your stay in Orta San Giulio.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malpensa at 48 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Piazza Motta at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Piazza Motta at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : Arona at 22 Kilometres Nearest Train : Orta Miasino Station at 2.1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A26 at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Many in Piazza Motta at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Mottorone at 17 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Orta Beach Club, Miami Beach at 5 Kilometres Car: recommended

The accommodation is located steps away from the main piazza of Orta San Giulio. The apartments are within a small complex which once was part of a larger villa that connected via a bridge over the street to enter Orta. The apartments are street facing with views of the beautiful arches and buildings along the road that leads to the main piazza. Up the inside stairs you’ll find a 3-level garden available only to guests and residents which is a perfect place for yoga practice, Tai Chi or simply relaxing enjoying the sounds of this ancient village. Both apartments are located on the first floor without an elevator, parking is included with the rental and sorry, no pets allowed. .


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Jan 2017 - 14 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £178
Cleaning £53

Deposits can be made through the Homeaway site using credit card with the remaining balance to be paid in euro upon receiving the keys. Or, the full balance can be paid via credit card using the Homeaway site.

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Updated: 14-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The ambience of Lake Orta offers people a chance to escape the pressures and demands of day to day life. It’s peaceful and tranquil ambience infect you with the desire to renew and reflect. The apartments are simple, clean and conveniently located to the very center of this village and to the delightful walking paths around the lake. WI-FI is included in the rental price.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • mountain
  • village


  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds
  • 2 persons in the master bedroom, 2 persons in bedroom with bunk beds and 2 persons in the livingroom on the sofa bed.


  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Self-catering


  • Mosquito net curtains on two windows and screens on the other two.

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