|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Open space livinging room and kitchenette (no oven) located on the first floor, without an elevator, Two bedrooms, one room with a spacious queen bed and a smaller room with bunk beds plus a double sofa bed in the livingroom, comfortably sleeping 6 persons. Bathroom with shower but without window and no washing machine inside the apartment but there is a washer available for use by guests just downstairs within the complex. There is also laundry service (paid by guests) and self-service laundry mats are close by.
Unsuitable for guests unable to use stairs or those who have pets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.