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Luxury 17th Century Mansion On Lake Orta. Intimate Garden, Spa And Indoor Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 9,687 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms En Suite. Lake And Garden Views. Easy access to Expo 2015.

Palazzo dei leoni is a 17th century mansion which has been completely renovated in 2012, combining luxury materials with modern technology. All architectural details have been maintained, restored and enhanced. It features gorgeous 17th century original architectural elements such as wood flooring, large fireplaces and coffered ceilings. All bathrooms and the spa are in marble.

The entrance leads, through a large gate, into the courtyard and to a little romantic garden, adorned with columns and protected by the walls to ensure maximum privacy for intimate lunches and dinners by candlelight (dining table seating 8 people and chairs, coffee table and chairs, 4 sunloungers).

Ground floor:

All the following rooms lead onto the garden:

Entrance room and study (desk, printer, scanner and copier,

Fax machine, coffee table with 2 chairs)

Dining room (table seating 8 people) with guest toilet

Fully equipped modern kitchen (dishwasher, fridge and freezer,

Electric oven and microwave oven, american coffee and moka machine)

There is a spa featuring an indoor swimming pool (12x2.5 mt) with waterfall, hydro massage jets, chromotherapy and Turkish bath to make the property a haven of relaxation. 2 showers


You can access the spa from the garden and from the house.

First floor:

On the first floor, either from the back entrance of the house or through the stairs connecting all the floors, you can access two bedrooms and the living area.

Bedroom one (fireplace and coffered ceiling, king size bed, coffee table and chairs, closet, en-suite bathroom with shower

Windows on three sides of the room, possible connection with bedroom two) (*)

Bedroom two (coffered ceiling, queen size bed, coffee table and chairs, closet, en-suite bathroom with shower and tub), windows on two sides of the room, possible connection with bedroom one) (*)

Guest toilet

Living room (fireplace and coffered ceiling, sofas, armchairs, flat screen tv, dvd and cd player)

Second floor:

On the second floor, a beautiful porch with vaulted ceiling connects two bedrooms and and music room with magnificent views of the lake, the island of san giulio and the monte rosa.

Bedroom three (queen size bed, closet, en-suite bathroom with shower, windows on two sides of the room) (*)

Bedroom four (queen size bed, coffee table and chairs, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with shower, windows on three sides of the room) (*)

Library and music room (sofa, surround sound stereo system, desk with 2 chairs)

Laundry (washing machine, dryer, iron)

(*) every bedroom is en-suite and includes: hypo allergenic Frette bedding, Acqua di Parma toiletries, flat screen satellite tv, block out windows, audio system, towels, hair dryer.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian, Xhosa
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Giovanni

I was born in Sondrio, a small town in the Alps, between Italy and Switzerland.

I owned and run my advertising company for 25 years.

I currently live in Milan.

Giovanni purchased this villa in 2011

Why Giovanni chose Novara

We were looking to buy a property in Vacciago for a long time; one fine day we came across the mansion, it was for sale and we decided to buy it on the spot! Lake Orta is more intimate and less crowded than lake Maggiore, Como or Garda and we like it more for its intimacy and historical sites. We started renovating making sure to keep the old original structure. It took almost two years but it was a lot of fun and we believe we brought it back to its original splendour.

What makes this villa unique

The simple free-standing structure, the ample spaces, the intimate garden and the indoor-pool and spa. The convenience of the deli shop next door (the only one in the village) and the intimate location away from the crowd.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent 3 days and nights at the palazzo and everything was just perfect.

Manuela, the manager, welcomed us with her charming French and did her best for us. We enjoyed the amazing pieces of design in this historical place, we had great weather, so we could eat in the courtyard every day.

This is THE perfect place to relax ( the spa is very special ) and fare niente except enjoying the place and the people you are with.

We will definitely come back at another season
Jul 2013
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Vacciago Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9687 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom One - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En-suite
    Bathroom Two - toilet , tub , bidet , En-suite
    Bathroom Three - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En-suite
    Bathroom Four - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En-suite
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • Every bathroom has Frette towels, hair dryer, Acqua di Parma toiletries and audio system.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom One - 1 king , coffee table, chairs, closet, flat tv, audio system
    Bedroom Two - 1 queen , coffee table, chairs, closet, flat tv, audio system
    Bedroom Three - 1 queen , closet, sofa, flat tv, audio system
    Bedroom Four - 1 queen , coffee table, chairs, walk-in closet, flat tv, audio system
  • Every bedroom is en-suite and includes: hypo allergenic Frette bedding, flat screen satellite tv, block out windows, audio system.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
21 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
21 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
17 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Conveniently located for easy access to Expo 2015 without needing to cross Milan.

The mansion lies in Vacciago, an unspoilt baroque village overlooking Lake Orta and the island of San Giulio (a five minutes drive), which is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

Sacro Monte with its 21 chapels, part of the UNESCO heritage, is also a five minutes drive from the mansion.

All services and amenities are very close. In the Palazzo's close proximity are golf courses, horseback-riding facilities and water sports.

The area is renowned for its choice of restaurants, from rustic trattorias to high end culinary establishments to delight even the most refined of palates.

A 45 min drive will take you to the fashion and cultural hub city of Milan for a never-ending offering of cultural events and why not… days of unforgettable shopping!

Easy access to Expo 2015 outside Milan city centre.


Rates & Availability

Vacciago Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 14 2015 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning service $218.83
Refundable damage deposit $1,641.22

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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