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“Indulge in the beauty of Northern Italy”
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Palazzo dei Leoni - 17th Century Mansion - 600 sqm - garden -spa
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Palazzo dei Leoni - 17th Century Mansion - 600 sqm - garden -spa
Lounge on first floor: 40 sqm entertainment area (satellite tv,home theatre, vd,wi-fi) Indoor heated pool (10 m.),waterfall,hydromassage,chromotherapy,turkish-bath,2 showers,bathroom
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Palazzo dei Leoni - 17th Century Mansion - 600 sqm - garden -spa
Lounge on first floor: 40 sqm entertainment area (satellite tv,home theatre, vd,wi-fi)
Indoor heated pool (10 m.),waterfall,hydromassage,chromotherapy,turkish-bath,2 showers,bathroom
Garden is a romantic and private place for intimate lunch and dinners
Dining room
Dining room
Kitchen
Kitchen
Studio
First floor: Bedroom One
En-suite bathroom One
First floor: Bedroom Two
En-suite bathroom Two
Second floor: Bedroom Three
Second floor: Bedroom Four
View from bedroom Four
View from the porch
The garden
Garden
View from the library
View from the library
Main entrance and back entrance
Orta San Giulio, the lake and San Giulio Isle
The Isle of San Giulio
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4 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Orta San Giulio, Province of Novara, Piedmont

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Rant22
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Indulge in the beauty of Northern Italy”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We were seeking a totally authentic Italian experience and thankfully we chose Palazzo dei Leoni situated only minutes from the picturesque Lago Di Orta. Here our senses were delighted in the most elegant and beautifully created, luxury Italian residence perched high in the village of Vacciago.

The spectacular scenery was hard to ignore with views overlooking the lake, cobbled stone pathways through the town and some of the most beautiful old Italian architecture including the quaintest of churches right next door.

We thoroughly indulged ourselves in the luxurious spa and steam rooms and made sure we took advantage of the on-call masseuse who absolutely pampered us and created such a beautiful and relaxing experience we couldn’t help but drift off into a blissful sleep!

At Palazzo dei Leoni we also had the option to book a personal chef and we had delicious local produce and groceries on our doorstep daily. Our driver Antonio was at our disposal - with Milan, Lake Como, wineries and festivals only a short drive away. Having all of this at our finger tips meant this became a deeply personal and easy way to experience the rich culture of this northern region of Italy.

The residence is perfect for groups and extended families with numerous bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate.

We were immediately welcomed and taken care of on our arrival at Palazzo dei Leoni and it was such a memorable and authentic Italian experience, we will treasure our stay for years to come.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Cheeky197...
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ultimate luxury and SOPHISTICATION!”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Palazzo dei Leoni is one of those rare places that captivates not just your heart, but manages to excite your intellect with brilliant design details and soothe your soul with the charm of Vacciago and the chime of church bells!
Giovanni is a harbinger of great taste and is the ultimate care taker of your experience there. You can see he lives in the details from the exquisite bath products, to the beautiful scents in each room to the array of fresh herbs in the garden for you to cook meals with - each sense softly wakes up.
This place is as close to heaven on earth and invites long conversations, contemplations in the music room and library as you gaze at the lake and mountains, and holds wonderful books and an incredible spa to read and rejuvenate in.
The area is breathtaking and Orta San Guillo is so charming! Unlike Como, it is not commercialized or become a tourist trap, but has all the conveniences needed!
This is a place where you feel like magic can happen and grand dreams can come true!

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RobynPrat...
Island of Malta, Malta
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Truly fantastic villa - perfect for celebrating special moments in your life”
Reviewed 5 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
3
people found this review helpful

We chose Villa Leoni to celebrate our friends 50th birthday. From the moment we arrived we were impressed with the level of professionalism shown to us by the Villa Owner - Giovanni. The attention to detail in this villa is second to none from the luxury bathroom amenities in each room to the design detail throughout the villa. The spa area is fantastic and ideal for relaxing after a busy day of skiing or sight seeing in this magical location. With the friendly store owner next door we were able to easily cater for ourselves and enjoyed sitting and talking in the cosy kitchen or around the table in the garden. Sometimes in these types of places with a group you can feel that everyone is on top of each other but in Villa Leonie there are so many areas to go and escape whether it be to curl up to watch Rugby in the large TV room, sit around and chat in the beautiful dining area or relax in one of the beautifully appointed bedrooms which are all spacious and each with it's own ensuite. The Frette linen and towels add to the feeling of comfort and luxury.
Our group are all well travelled and we all agreed how beautiful our experience was this past weekend and will definitely recommend this Villa as a place to stay in Lake Orta. Congratulations Giovanni and team on turning this Villa into such a special rendezvous. You deserve much success. We look forward to returning in the future.

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Liked best: Attention to detail everywhere you turned.
Liked least: That we had to leave
Travelling group: Friends
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Lunden104...
East Hampton, New York
1 review
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“The Absolute BEST Travel Experience EVER”
Reviewed 3 October 2014 for a stay in July 2014
4
people found this review helpful

If you are looking to discover the REAL Italy, you need to stay at this property. It's a classic, old Italian building next to a lovely local church. Downstairs, there's a small market that has all the food, wine, and essentials you need to live in a wonderful, rural, Italian town. The third floor has a spectacular view of Lake Orta.

I know you often wonder if the pictures do a property justice...but in this case, this property was BETTER than the photos. The atmosphere...the feeling of history...with MODERN conveniences..all made this a fantastic vacation for our family. We traveled in the Summer with our teenage daughter because her sister was rowing in the world championships in Varese. The building itself is an immaculate restoration of a centuries-old building. Each room has a unique character...with comfort. The kitchen is delightful, and our mornings were spent shopping at the market for fresh fruit, bread, milk, and cheese...and everything we needed. The market owner speaks NO English but was extremely helpful and charming. Our "point-and-hope" shopping technique was rewarded with a smile, and even better suggestions.

The property is about a 15-minute drive from Orta San Giulio and the lake front...but you get a sweeping view of the lake from the top floor. Orta San Giulio is charming and not too touristy. Day trips to Milan were an easy 45-minute drive, so you get the best of Italy: The mountains, the lakes, the history, and the fashionable modernity of Milan. Lake Como is an easy trip as well, and worthwhile...though quite touristy. It's smart to spend for a private boat tour of the lake...it was worth every penny (price negotiable).

The owner was extremely helpful, and Manuela (his assistant) spoke perfect English and explained everything we needed to know. They have a cleaning lady who can come as often as you need, and it is all very convenient. After a long day traveling in Italy, it really felt like home when we returned to the property. The church bells were lovely and not too loud...just perfect atmosphere. I wish we could give the property six stars!

One suggestion: When you rent a car...do NOT take a giant SUV like we did. The roads are very narrow! We managed quite well and did not scratch our lovely SUV. But it is much wiser to rent something compact for these old roads. It will make the driving much easier. The Villa, by the way, has a convenient parking area only a block away from the property--which was very convenient.

We would not hesitate to rent this property again, and highly recommend it to anyone who will be in this region...at any time.

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Liked best: The sense of history with modern convenience
Liked least: Narrow roads for a big SUV...rent a compact!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Henny F
Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
“luxe, calme et volupté”
Reviewed 30 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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

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Liked best: no ostentation , everything was special but still easy to live with
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Management Response
7 Oct 2013
Dear Guests,
we thank you so much for your review.
Hope to see you again in the future!
Best wishes,
Manuela and Stefano
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