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“Another Magical stay at Lake Orta”
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Welcome to Villa Monziani, built in 1637 on Island of San Giulio, Lake Orta, 400m from mainland
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Welcome to Villa Monziani, built in 1637 on Island of San Giulio, Lake Orta, 400m from mainland
The garden shady area under the bower. There are deckchairs cushions & chairs to eat outside. The small garden, borders the lake, you can dive off the wall to swim or access by the boat house.
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Welcome to Villa Monziani, built in 1637 on Island of San Giulio, Lake Orta, 400m from mainland
The garden shady area under the bower. There are deckchairs cushions & chairs to eat outside.
The small garden, borders the lake, you can dive off the wall to swim or access by the boat house.
The shade of grape bower with a stone table for eating outdoors.
Long cushions, outdoor chairs, table cloths and  tableware available.
Weber Master Touch BBQ & pit area with a view, many accessories incl. chimney.
Facade of the house, dated 1637, the large lounge on first floor has a beautiful view of the lake.
The manicured garden has two stone tables for eating outside, lamps are provided.
Private dock& jetty next to garden with 8HP private boat. Sandy water entrance.
New wooden jetty, accessible by public taxiboats, also late afternoon  sundeck
Covered part with hot outdoor shower on the left, sports amenities kept here.
New 40HP boat, electronic ignition/steering wheel, available for an extra fee.
Arched glass door of the kitchen leading to the garden & next to boat entrance.
View from the kitchen on the garden and paved area around bower and stone table.
New kitchen with all mod.cons including fridge, freezer, microwave & crockery.
Microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, pots, pans, cutlery & cleaning products.
Microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, pots, pans, cutlery & cleaning products.
Antique wash basin and old copper utensils from the past.
Antique fresco above door leading to small lounge showing San Giulio's arrival.
View of expandable kitchen table, seats 10 people, many chairs available.
Lounge next to the kitchen with access to the garden, utility closet and ground floor toilet.
Lounge on ground floor with utility room, writing desk, sofa & wine cellar.
Ground floor lounge, towels for sunbathing and swimming provided, also cushions.
Selection of local wines for your convenience at shop prices, to be paid for.
Ground floor bathroom with shower.
Antique rare Gozzano marble washbasin. Towels and biological soaps provided.
Internal wooden mountain style stairs leading up to 1st floor large lounge.
View of ground-floor lounge and internal staircase from 1st floor lounge.
Wooden safety trapdoor that closes staircase opening. Guest library area.
Staircase from main entrance door up to main lounge & bedrooms. Original fresco.
View of main door leading onto the vicolo and circular stone pathway going around the island.
Corridor leading to garden, small lounge & main Island entrance door.
Ground floor bedroom with double bed, writing desk, wardrobes & fireplace.
Ground floor master bedroom with internal shower & en-suite bathroom.
Wardrobe of ground floor bedroom.
Towels and ecological soap provided, including toilet paper & hair dryer.
Antique stone washbasin in en-suite toilet including ventilation & small window.
The large 1st floor lounge with fireplace overlooking the garden and lake.
Particular of lounge with bookcase and stereo, original 17th C wooden ceilings.
Walnut parquet, 3 divans, designer lighting and a very comfortable ambiance.
The Barrow Cup, to be awarded to all guests who swim the 650m around the Island.
View of the garden and lake from the lounge. Exit to the balcony which runs the length of the facade
Master bedroom on 1st floor next to lounge, wardrobe & drawers. Linen provided.
1st floor bedroom overlooking garden & lake, access to balcony.  Original fresco
Original 17th C wooden beams of the bedroom.
Door of 1st floor master bedroom leading onto the large lounge.
1st floor baloney that leads down to the garden via stone staircase.
Stairs to mezzanine bedroom, rope handrail. Original frescos.
Fresco on window of mezzanine bedroom accessible by central staircase.
Bedroom on mezzanine floor, 2 single beds with en-suite bathroom.
Mezzanine bedroom window overlooking internal corridor staircase.
Wardroom and window looking onto vicolo of mezzanine bedroom.
Stairs from mezzanine floor to second floor bedrooms. Original fresco.
Stairs from mezzanine floor to second floor bedrooms. Original fresco.
Another view of the 2nd floor lounge
Stairs leading from 2nd floor lounge to loft master bedroom.
Detail of 2nd floor loft master bedroom with two Velux skylights, divan & library.
Adjourning bathroom to the 2nd fr master bedroom, with sauna shower, WC, bidet & washbasin.
En-suite sauna/shower bathroom to 2rd flr master bedroom, bidet and view of lake
2nd flr. studio bedroom, large divan-bed, table, wardrobe & drawers  great view.
2nd flr. studio bedroom, large divan-bed, table, wardrobe & drawers  great view.
Further details of studio bedroom.
View from 2nd floor studio bedroom with small balcony.
View from the Villa of the mainland and the antique town of Orta where there is a garage.
The Island of San Giulio from mainland Orta. Public boats or our aluminium boat are available.
A frequent visitor to the island along with many other birds and wildlife.
San Giulio Island by night. Lake Orta is generally calm, a light breeze descending in the evening.
The magical atmosphere of the most quaintest of the Italian lakes, secluded, peaceful and romantic.
Breakfast in the morning at Venus with a brioche, cappuccino and a newspaper, great start to the day
Another view of the island from Sacro Monte, a UNESCO heritage site, a short walk from Orta
The main square of Orta with its shops, restaurants and characteristic 18th C charm and grace.
The Island of San Giulio from mainland Orta. Public boats or our aluminium boat are available.
Villa Monziani on San Giulio Island, in the middle of Lake Orta,  5 bedrooms, garden & boathouse.
Map indicating arrival route and parking.
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Piedmont

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“Another Magical stay at Lake Orta”
Reviewed 23 January 2015 for a stay in September 2014

I have stayed at Barrow residence on Isola San Giulio for 16 years. I have taken family and friends at many different times of the year and we always feel like crying the day we leave.
It is a private residence with lovely garden with a pergola with grapes and roses and dining table.
There are 3 bedrooms 2 with bath ensuite and a dine in kitchen and lovely living room with fireplace for cool evenings. The rental includes a small motorboat to let you visit other villages along the lake and commute to the village (4 minutes) away. There is one restaurant on the island and a lovely convent with 80 Benedictine nuns in cloister. On Sundays they sing at the 11 o'clock Mass and it is magical. There are great shops and restaurants in the village and they are so friendly and helpful.

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Liked best: It is like home away from home
Liked least: The older I get the more the stairs and launching boat are a little challenging
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Feb 2015
It's always a great pleasure to have you, the house has become your home too over the years and we treasure the useful objects you've left behind to help enhance the facilities. We have always made jam from the grapes and the figs from the garden, but now thanks to you we have a new specialty with which greet future guests, San Giulio chutney! We are increasing the species of spice plants that can be found in the garden; rosemary, sage, oregano, majorana, mint, basil and chives, to enrich the culinary experience as much as possible. We'll be planting a banana tree, not that we ever expect fruits, but to use the leaves in the future to cook fish on the new BBQ grill, obviously made in USA! ;)
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