Villa San GiulioIT1443

Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta · Italian Lakes

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  • The Modern Luxury...
  • ...with 17th Century charm
  • 10m x 2.5m indoor heated pool
  • Spectacular lake views
  • close to Orta San Giulio


Italian Lakes luxury villa with heated pool – Villa San Giulio is a superb, prestigious villa just a short drive from the attractive village of Orta San Giulio on the east side of the beautiful and as yet relatively undiscovered Lake Orta. Smaller than the more famous Maggiore, Como and Garda, this scenic, peaceful lake makes an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday.

Dating from the 17th century, the villa retains evocative original features such as wooden flooring, large fireplaces, coffered and frescoed ceilings and a romantic covered walkway. The owners renovated the property in 2012, and have created a tasteful and luxurious blend of ancient and modern features, including a stunning heated indoor pool with small spa and Turkish bath. There is a special atmosphere in this area that you cannot fail to notice. The villa itself is located in the heart of Vacciago, an unspoilt village overlooking the lake.  The house is attached on one side to the village church with a bell which chimes during the day - not too loudly!  The church is open to visitors but no longer used for services.  On the other side of the house, within a few metres is a small local shop where you will find all the essentials, and you will find plenty of restaurants and more shops at nearby Orta San Giulio. Considered to be one of Italy’s most beautiful villages, it stands on the slopes of Sacro Monte, a steep, sacred hill that juts out into the lake offering a spectacular view from the top. You can also take a boat out to the island in the middle of the lake: home to an ancient monastery which you can visit, you can stroll around the island and enjoy a meal in the restaurant here. There are lake beaches at Orta San Giulio and elsewhere around the lake, and plenty of opportunities for sports and day trips in the surrounding area.

Insider Tips

What a well-kept secret; visitors are reluctant to tell their friends about the beauty of this region as they want to keep it to themselves! This is a wonderful, magical area. Just a few kilometres from the villa is the little town of Orta San Giulio with its cobbled streets and numerous small restaurants and bars. There's an amazing view across to Isola San Giulio. It's easy to visit the island - you can catch a boat from the square - and it is a must if you are here for any length of time. This villa is truly magical and offers everything you need for “a typical Italian experience”.  In the evening you can sip wine or Prosecco in the cool of the courtyard, or enjoy the view of Isola San Giulio from upstairs: the view becomes even more romantic when the island is lit up at night. Just a short stroll down the road is the small ristorante/bistro “Hotel Britain” - perfect if you don't want to cook after a day out on the lake. Staying at this villa is an experience you will not regret, I highly recommend it!


Please note: all bedrooms have flat screen TVs & iPod/iPad/iPhone audio systems.
Lake views are from the top floor library/reception room only.

Ground Floor:
Entrance hall.
Dining room.
Guest WC.
Small Spa with indoor heated pool (10m x 2.5m, depth 1.6m); 2 showers, Turkish Bath, WC.

First Floor:
Additional entrance via loggia.
Living room (TV, DVD, CD).
Master double bedroom (1.6m) with ensuite bathroom and walk–in shower, WC. Connecting door to adjacent double bedroom with French doors to small balcony, ensuite shower room, WC. (it can be locked).
Double bedroom (1.6m) with ensuite shower room, WC.
Guest WC.

Second Floor:
Library/reception room with surround-sound stereo system, lake views from this room only.
Double bedroom (1.8m) withshower room, walk-in shower, WC.
Double bedroom (1.6m) with shower room, walk-in shower, WC.

Villa is attached to a small church and close to the local village shop.  Small enclosed courtyard and garden with wall fountain, outdoor dining for 8, outdoor seating. BBQ available on request. Parking for 1-2 cars just outside the villa: further (public) parking available two minutes’ walk from villa.

Please note this is a non-smoking villa.


Included: 3 hours midweek maid service. WiFi internet. Pool heating. Pool towels. Extras: Additional maid service on request. Winter heating. Chef/catering service, driver, laundry service, food & personal shopping service, full-time staff service, butler service. Massages. Activities & excursions.


  • Outstanding....


    .... authentic and gorgeous!!! (Review shared with Quality Villas from the villa Owners guest book)

  • Outstanding, authentic and gorgeous!!!


    Outstanding, authentic and gorgeous!!! (Review shared with Quality Villas from the villa Owners guest book)

  • We would thoroughly recommend this divine Villa

    D Thomas

    Just returned to Australia in the past few days. I am happy to give you some of our thoughts about Villa San Guilio. We were met by the charming & extremely helpful owners who organised a cook for a memorable dinner during the week plus booked a day cruise on Lake Maggiore . We also enjoyed the local wine & fruit that he had left for us. The Villa was just gorgeous & we had many delightful evenings having a drink in the Courtyard . The facilities in the Villa were great for washing and cooking. We went for some lovely walks to neighbouring villages. We loved the little shop next door where we bought fresh bread , cheese etc each day. We would thoroughly recommend this divine Villa.

  • Truly fantastic villa -


    - perfect for celebrating special moments in your life. (Review shared with Quality Villas from the villa Owners guest book)

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About The Location

  • Town/Village
  • Vacciago di Ameno 2km
  • Orta San Giulio 4km
  • Omegna 11km
  • Arona (Lake Maggiore) 21km
  • Varese 50km
  • Lugano (Switzerland) 95km
  • Airport
  • Milan (Malpensa) 445km
  • Milan (Linate) 100km
  • Turin airport 128km
  • Shop/Restaurant
  • Vacciago di Ameno 2km
  • Orta San Giulio 4km
  • Beach
  • Beach lake Orta 4.5km
  • Activity
  • Horse riding | mountain biking | trekking
  • Water skiing locally
  • Golf 14.5km
  • cycling | hiking
  • Attractions
  • Vacciago di Ameno baroqye village | Calderara Art Gallery 2km
  • Orta San Giulio 4km
  • Sacro Monte di San Francesco 4km
  • Stresa (Lake Maggiore) 24km
  • Angera Fortress (Lake Maggiore) 35km
  • Milan 82km

Special Conditions

This is a no-smoking villa.

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