Villa Crespi

Location: Milan, Italian Lakes & Northern Italy | Italy

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

This decadent hotel derives from 1879 when a local cotton merchant built himself a private villa on the lakeshore. Having been inspired by one of his visits to Baghdad, Villa Crespi was styled to resemble a Moorish palace: today it is an opulent confection of ornate décor, manicured gardens and a two Michelin-starred restaurant, run by MasterChef Italy judge and Villa Crespi’s owner, Antonino Cannavacciuolo.
Perfect forCouples and families who want to live like sultans.
In the knowPoets, nobility and kings have stayed at Villa Crespi, particularly from the 1930s when it was acquired by the Marquis Fracassi of Torre Rossano.

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  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Moments from Lake Orta and its quaint medieval village, Orta San Giulio.

Rooms at Villa Crespi

The lavish guestrooms are all parquet flooring, rich fabrics and heavy drapes; some with private balconies and others with regal four poster beds. Bathrooms are clad in marble and feature tempting whirlpool tubs.

Food and facilities

Dine like kings at the two Michelin-starred restaurant by Antonino Cannavacciulo, whose Carpe Diem tasting menu reflects the renowned chef’s culinary journey, making use of Piedmontese products and his creative techniques. The wellness suite will help you unwind and rejuvenate with its sauna and range of Ayurveda massages, while the garden is the ideal spot to relax, Aperol Spritz in hand, as you admire views of the lake.

Activities at Villa Crespi

Stroll ten minutes to reach the idyllic borgo of Orta San Giulio, awash with quaint medieval buildings, and take a boat to the enchanting Isola di San Giulio. Make the climb to the Sacro Monte, a UNESCO gem, or get the adrenalin pumping and go for a spin in Villa Crespi’s Maserati GT.

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