Location and Surrounding Area. Located in the picturesque village of Pella, on the western shores of Lake Orta, this elegant eleven-room boutique hotel is the perfect place for a stylish break by Italy’s most romantic lake. Tucked between Lake Maggiore and the Valsesia, Lake Orta is surrounded by little towns bathed in soft light. Luxuriant greenery and a wealth of flowers flourish in the mild climate filling gardens that sweep down the lakeside. Higher up the hillsides are beech, oak and birch woods, where a range of outdoor activities can be enjoyed.
Overlooking the forest-lined banks of the lake, the tiny village of Orta San Giulio has abundant allure. There is something magical about rising early and heading for a coffee on Piazza Mario Motta, gazing across at the sun-struck Isola San Giulio in the early-morning quiet. At the north of the square, which burbles with local life on market day, a fresco-enlivened structure sitting atop pillars like giant stills, the Palazzotto, was once the seat of a local council and now occasionally opens for temporary exhibitions.
At the center of the lake, the Isola San Giulio houses the stunning Basilica of San Giulio, founded in the 4th century. Inside the basilica is a large bone, which, according to legend, belonged to one of the terrible dragons San Giulio vanquished from the island. Beyond the lush gardens and residences that mark the hills rising behind Orta is a kind of parallel town, the Sacro Monte di San Francesco, where twenty small chapels devoted to Saint Francis of Assisi and built between the 16th and 18th centuries dot the leafy hillside.
The property is also a few kilometers from Lake Como, whose sparkling waters and stunning scenery have inspired poets and artists for centuries. These days, the fabulous villas for which the lake is famous are popular with celebrities. Explore the pretty lakeside towns or pull on hiking boots and climb up to castles, mount a horse or grab a mountain bike, and then cool down in the shady garden of one of the villas. The best way to admire the lake itself is from one of the ferries linking all the main towns on the shore.
Casa Fantini is 48 km from Milan Malpensa Airport and 103 km from Milan Linate Airport. Isola San Giulio is 15 km from the property, Novara is 49 km, Como is 83 km, Milan is 86 km, Lugano is 97 km, Lenno is 109 km, Tremezzo is 112 km, Bellagio is 123 km, Turin is 126 km and Varenna is 129 km. Casa Fantini is located in Pella, where all the necessary services can be easily found.
The Property. Crafted by an unparalleled sense of uniqueness, Casa Fantini embodies the true spirit of comfort and elegance, providing a perfect hideaway in one of the most romantic corners in Northern Italy. Offering a calm atmosphere and boasting the most sophisticated and contemporary design, this five-star boutique hotel can accommodate up to twenty-two guests, featuring eleven double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom spread across the original 19th-century building and a newly constructed extension.
Surrounded by a lush garden, Casa Fantini boasts an exceptional heated pool and a spacious sundeck equipped with comfortable sun loungers inviting guests to sit back and unwind. Offering a peaceful atmosphere, the sundeck represents an idyllic spot for basking in the sun and enjoying wonderful moments of relaxation in the company of a good book and a glass of prosecco. The garden also features a generous al fresco lounge area for relaxing and socializing and an outdoor dining area for more refined occasions.
Decorated in muted brown and beige tones, the lounge area on the ground floor is furnished with elegant sofas and velvet armchairs offering plenty of seating, while the large floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the garden create a luminous atmosphere. Flooded with light, the ground floor also boasts a generous dining room where guests are welcomed by the finest local dishes, revisited by the creative flair of the hotel’s Michelin-starred chef. When the afternoon rolls around, enjoy an aperitivo at the Blu Lago Café.
Located on the first and second floor of the original building, two elegant suites feature a spacious lounge area, a balcony overlooking the lake, and an exceptional en-suite bathroom with bathtub and Turkish bath. Accessed by a short flight of steps, the first floor of the new building boasts five superior rooms featuring a large terrace and en-suite bathroom with shower and Turkish bath, while the second floor houses four prestige rooms featuring a small lounge, a balcony, and en-suite bathroom with shower and Turkish bath.
Casa Fantini’s on-site team goes above and beyond to ensure a seamless experience that is discreet and exceptional in every way. Other amenities include private chef, concierge and housekeeping service. Casa Fantini also features flat-screen TV with satellite channels in each bedroom, air conditioning and wireless Internet access throughout the property.
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