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VACCIAGO - Lake Orta - The Northern Lakes
Property ID: 8209
Sleeps: 8

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- Independent house
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 4 bedrooms
- 4 baths

- Indoor swimming pool
- Clothes dryer
- In the center of a village
- Private garden
- Spa
- Surround sound
- Fireplace
- Wireless Internet
- Satellite TV
- Particular charm
- Dishwasher
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Orta Elegante is a charming historical house built in the 17th century.  It was totally renovated in 2012 and decorated with excellent style 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. 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.

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This alluring house is set in an unspoiled village overlooking Lake Orta, the village of Orta San Giulio and the enchanting island of Isola San Giulio.  Orta San Giulio is considered to be one of the most stunningly beautiful villages in Italy.  From here, lovely Stresa on Lake Maggiore is only about fifteen minutes away and Milan's Malpensa Airport is only about 30 minutes away.

Sacro Monte is a sacred site recognized by UNESCO, which has 21 chapels depicting the life of Saint Francis of Assisi.

At Bella Orta there are four bedrooms with ensuite baths, spacious living areas, a library, a modern state of the art kitchen with a dining room leading onto an intimate internal courtyard and garden ideal for breakfast, afternoon tea or an aperitif: a perfect setting to chill out.

Furthermore, there is an incredible spa, with an indoor pool and Turkish bath.

600 square meter (about 6550 square feet)

Ground floor:

The ground floor consists of a study, a modern kitchen and dining room, a guest bathroom with shower and spa with swimming pool. All rooms lead onto the garden.

Entrance and study features a printer, scanner and copier fax machine coffee table with 2 chairs

Dining room table seating 8 people

Fully equipped kitchen dishwasher, fridge and freezer, electric oven and microwave oven, American coffee and moka machine

First floor:

The first floor features a spacious living room with fireplace and coffered ceiling, guest bathroom, two bedrooms with ensuite bathroom. Accessible either from the back entrance of the house or through the stairs connecting all the floors.

Bedroom One fireplace and coffered ceiling, king size bed coffee table and chairs closet en-suite bathroom with shower possible connection with Bedroom Two (*)

Bedroom Two coffered ceiling, queen size bed, coffee table and chairs, closet, ensuite bathroom with shower and bath, possible connection with Bedroom One

Living room, fireplace and coffered ceiling, sofas, armchairs, flat screen TV, DVD and CDd 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, ensuite bathroom with shower (*)

Bedroom Four, queen size bed, coffee table and chairs, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with shower (*)

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 bedding, flat screen satellite tv, block out windows, iPod/iPhone/iPad audio system, towels, hairdryer and courtesy kit. There are also guest bathrooms on every floor.

The spa features an indoor swimming pool (12×2.5 mt) with waterfall, hydromassage jets, chromotherapy and turkish bath to make the property a haven of relaxation. Equipped with two showers and toilet. You can access the spa from the garden and from the house.

The entrance to the garden 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 sun loungers.

2014 Weekly Prices

April 19-26
June 28 - August 30
April 26 - June 28
August 30 - October 18

Euros 6400

Euros 5200

Plus Euros 35 booking fee

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Ground floor
First floor
Second floor

The closest alimentary shop is few meters from the property. Restaurant 1 km away, supermarket 7 km.
Orta San Giulio 4 km
Malpensa airport is 46 km away
Stresa Lake Maggiore 24 km
Golf club des Iles Borromées 19 km
Milano 86 km

The Area

Lake Orta is considered one of the most fascinating lakes in Italy.
Yet untouched by crowds of tourists, it is the perfect escape from the daily hustle and bustle of modern life, in touch with nature and history, enjoying sports and great gastronomy.

Along all the villages facing the lake, you can still feel the atmosphere of a past full of history, as demonstrated by several baroque buildings.
The Sacro Monte of Orta, included on the UNESCO world heritage list, is a remarkable sacred site. Set up in a botanical garden on a hill overlooking the lake, it is dedicated to the life of Saint Francis, with 21 chapels, built between the 15th and the 17th century, richly decorated with frescoes and terracotta statues by famous artists. A real jewel.

The picturesque town of Orta San Giulio is a maze of fascinating little streets filled with restaurants, wine bars, art galleries, gourmet and local craft shops. You will enjoy magnificent sunsets from there, especially from the main square overlooking San Giulio island where you can go to by boat until late in the evening.

Vacciago, where Bella Orta is located, lies just above the picturesque town of Orta San Giulio and overlooks the lake and San Giulio island.
It is an untouched baroque village full of fascinating 16th and 17th century buildings, a holiday destination for noble families from Milan and Piedmont ever since

All services and amenities are very close. In the Palazzo’s close proximity are golf courses, horseback-riding facilities, cycle paths 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.  You’ll find yourself in a region with one the richest culinary traditions in Italy, home of truffle and prestigious wines.

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!

Art lovers will find the Calderara Foundation an impressive place where several modern art pieces have been collected by the Calderara family over the years. The village attracted many artists over the years, including the painter Antonio Calderara.  His house and modern art collection are today open to visitors in the Fondazione Calderara, located in the centre of the village.  Calderara Foundation was established in 1979 and it consists of 327 contemporary paintings and sculptures, 56 of which are by Calderara himself. The remaining 271 works are by 133 different artists from all over the world among them Sonia Delaunay, Lucio Fontana, Osvaldo Licini, Pietro Manzoni, Josef Albers and Arnaldo Pomodoro.


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