Villa Orsi

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village

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Villa Orsi is just moments from picturesque Lake Maggiore in the quiet town of Cannero Riviera. This villa has been a stunning feature of the lakeside promenade since it was built at the start of the 20th century. It cuts a striking figure against the leafy green backdrop, with an interior that’s just as impressive and characterful.

Having benefitted from careful renovation, Villa Orsi’s original charm and style can still be enjoyed throughout its palatial rooms over four storeys. Beautiful frescoes have been uncovered and brought back to their former glory in many rooms, including those on the spacious ground floor.

There’s a choice of where to spend your leisure time on the ground floor, with two living spaces. Both feature enough comfortable sofas for everyone to unwind and relax together. The main living room is cosy with its fireplace and large flat screen television for enjoying family movie nights. Over in the conservatory is a more relaxed sitting room with striking stained glass window features for a unique look and feel. Meal preparation is easy in the fully-equipped, contemporary kitchen, with an adjacent dining space for even easier serving.

The six large and ornately-decorated bedrooms are spread over two upper floors. They all feature a mix of antique furniture and modern touches for a luxurious and comfortable feel. There are four opulent bathrooms over the two floors also, with one offering an antique free-standing tub for the ultimate indulgence. Also indulgent is spending lazy afternoons on the first-floor balcony terrace, sitting back under the shade of a parasol.

Villa Orsi is surrounded by extensive gardens, enhancing its almost regal atmosphere. These Mediterranean gardens feature orange and lemon trees, as well as cypresses and palms. The lush lawns are home to outdoor dining and seating areas, as well as a large, private swimming pool. There’s even a croquet area to enjoy!

The villa sits close to Cannero Riviera’s lakeside promenade, which itself is just behind the harbour on Lake Maggiore. Less than a 10-minute walk from the villa is Spiaggia di Cannero beach where you can swim, go boating, windsurfing and waterskiing. There are plenty of hiking trails to enjoy in the area, with stunning lake views on offer all the way.

A 90-minute hike north will bring you to the town of Cannobio with its historic centre and sightseeing opportunities. The lakeside town of Verbania with its spectacular villa and botanical gardens is within easy driving distance.

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What you should know…

  • The lakeside promenade just outside the garden is public, but the villa is set well back

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Satellite TV Indoor Games Working Fireplace Heating Waterfront

The Villa

Villa Orsi is a stunning lakefront property blending unique 20th-century decor with modern facilities. It is spread over 4 floors with a well-stocked wine fridge in the basement. It can accommodate up to 10 guests.

Lower ground floor

- Wine fridge stocked with a selection of red and white wine (available for purchase)
- Laundry room with washing machine and dryer

Ground floor
- Living room with fireplace (bioethanol), piano, Apple and Smart TV, sound system, books
- Conservatory
- Dining room with seats for 10 guests
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Guest toilet

First floor
- Master suite
- 2 double bedrooms
- Bathroom with walk-in shower
- Bathroom with shower
- Terrace with chairs and parasols

Second floor
- Master suite
- Double bedroom
- Single bedroom with queen-size bed
- Bathroom with free standing bathtub and walk-in shower
- Bathroom with shower

- 3400 m2 private park
- Swimming pool (9 x 4m, depth 135 cm), open from April to October
- Parasols and sun loungers


About the surrounding area of Villa Orsi
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Villa Orsi boasts a well-connected spot within Cannero Riviera, with the lakeside promenade right in front of the villa for enjoying leisurely strolls with picturesque views. Everything in the town is within easy walking distance, including restaurants and the harbour within a few steps. Its historic centre with pretty, cobbled streets and selection of shops and restaurants is less than a 10-minute walk from the villa.

Also around 10 minutes away on foot is Spiaggia di Cannero beach. Here you can chill out on clean sands that are gently lapped by the clear waters of Lake Maggiore. It’s a great beach for children as it’s so relaxed, rarely crowded and swimming is safe in the calm lake. If you want to try something a bit more active, watersports are available. Away from the shore, another popular activity here is following hiking trails into the nearby hills and mountains.

The town’s port offers ferry services to many other idyllic towns and cities along Lake Maggiore. The three Castelli di Cannero islands are located just off the shore at Cannero Riviera and get their name from two of them having ruins of ancient fortifications. The ruins can’t be explored as they are deemed unsafe, but you can enjoy great views of them from the boat.

Drive to Cannobio (7km) to discover a rich and fascinating past. It’s one of the most-visited lakeside towns on Lake Maggiore and it’s not hard to see why. The old town area is full of cobbled streets lined with centuries-old houses and dotted with flights of narrow steps. Historic buildings to visit include 13th-century Palazzo Parasi and the Church of Santa-Marta. Walk to the beautiful harbour and enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the several waterfront restaurants.

Also visit the town of Verbania (16km) with the lakeside Villa Taranto and its glorious botanical gardens.

You can be over the border and enjoying what Switzerland has to offer in no time too. Charming towns such as Ascona (24km) and Locarno are both around a 35-minute drive from the villa.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Milan Malpensa

(80 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Milan Linate

(135 km)

Nearest Airport 3 Orio Al Serio

(160 km)

Nearest Town/City Cannobio / Verbania

(7 km / 13 km)

Nearest Restaurant Cannero Riviera

(100 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Cannero Riviera

(100 m)

Nearest Beach Spiaggia di Cannero

(500 m)

Nearest Supermarket

(200 m)

Nearest Shop

(500 m)

Nearest Village Cannero Riviera


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The highlight for family days out in Cannero Riviera is definitely Spiaggia di Cannero beach (500m). The sand here is clean with calm lake waters that are ideal for even the little ones to go swimming. Also on offer is waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing.

Walking in the nearby hills and mountains around the town is another fun activity that the whole family will enjoy.

For an exciting, adrenaline-filled experience you can take the zipline that runs from Aurano (25km) right over Lake Maggiore.

Head over the border into the Swiss town of Locarno (24km) and visit the falconry centre there. Fun and educational live shows run throughout the day.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Indoor Games
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome hamper

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Catering service
- Pre-stocking
- Extra cleaning and change of linen
- Personal trainer and massage
- Guided tours
- Boat rental

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2000 payable to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 2 pm.
Departure time 10 am.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Linen, bath, pool towels and bathrobes included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed.
Changeover day Saturday, all other changeover days on request.
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Minimum stay 7 nights, all other duration on request.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open from mid-April to October, subject to weather conditions.
Heating costs included? Included in the rental price.

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Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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