Palazzo Novara

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved


Pool Hot Tub Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Palazzo Novara is a 17th century mansion in Lake Orta that underwent a total refurbishment in 2012. All the original architecture has been restored with luxurious finishes and all modern comforts. There are large fireplaces, coffered ceilings, incredible wall art and sumptuous furniture throughout. Every bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom, flat screen satellite TV and an audio system. 

Spread across three levels the ground floor contains the study, kitchen, dining room, guest bathroom and spa with all areas opening out on to the garden. The spa features an indoor pool (8mx2.5m), waterfall, steam bath, two showers and a WC, all directly accessible from the garden. Up on the first floor is a spacious living area with fireplace, two en-suite bedrooms and a guest bathroom. The second floor has a further two en-suite bedrooms, a library and music room, guest bathroom and laundry. From the top floor you have wonderful views across Lake Orta, the Island of San Giulio and the Monte Rosa. 

Outside there is a courtyard and columned garden with seating for eight, perfect for romantic candlelit dinners and daybeds for catching some rays. The entire property is surrounded by high walls ensuring ultimate privacy. 

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The garden is compact but ample and there are plenty of beautiful nature reserves in the immediate surrounding area to explore

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV DVD Heating

The Villa

Palazzo Novara is a 17th century mansion with SPA overlooking lake Orta. There are 4 en-suite bedrooms, spacious living areas, a library, a modern kitchen with a dining room leading onto an intimate internal courtyard and garden ideal for breakfast, afternoon tea or an aperitif

Ground floor
- Entrance room and study with desk, computer, printer and scanner
- Dining room with table seating 8 people
- Guest toilet
- Fully equipped modern kitchen

First floor
- Two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with shower
- Living area with fireplace, sofas, armchairs and flat screen TV

Second floor
- Two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with shower
- Music room with beautiful views of the lake
- Laundry with washing machine, dryer, iron

SPA (access from the garden and from the house)
- Indoor swimming pool (12×2.5 mt) with waterfall, hydromassage jets, chromotherapy and Turkish bath
- Toilet with two showers

- Courtyard with little romantic garden
- Dining area with table seating 8 people and chairs, coffee table and chairs and 4 sun-loungers


About the surrounding area of Palazzo Novara
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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Away from the hustle and bustle of Como and Maggiore is tiny, bewitching Lake Orta. This is truly the stuff of fairy tales, crumbling baroque buildings and wild gardens set against the glittering lake. The streets and surrounds burst into flower every spring, and in autumn the foliage turns to brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red.

Vacciago, where Palazzo Novara is located, lies just above Orta San Giulio and overlooks the lake and San Giulio Island. Vacciago has been a popular holiday haunt for the noble families of Milan and Piedmont for centuries and features stunning 16th and 17th century buildings. Lovers of contemporary art will enjoy the Calderara Foundation where several hundred pieces collected by the Calderara family are on display.

While staying at Palazzo Novara, a trip to the Sacro Monte of Orta is a must. This remarkable site is perched on a hill, 360m about sea level, and is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Set in botanical gardens, the site consists of 21 chapels built between the 15th and 17th centuries. The chapels are extravagantly decorated with frescoes and statues, dedicated to the life of Saint Francis. Walking around the site is meditative with incredible views over the town and lake.

The town of Orta San Giulio is picturesque, the maze of narrow streets full of incredible restaurants, bars, craft shops and art galleries. You can catch a boat across to San Giulio Island and enjoy a meal at its only restaurant – vine-covered and stunning at sunset. 

The Palazzo is in close proximity to golf courses, horseback-riding facilities, cycle paths and water sports with all services and amenities within easy reach. The area is renowned for its choice of restaurants, from rustic trattorias to Michelin-star establishments.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Malpensa International Airport

(45 km)

Nearest Ferry port Intra (Lake Maggiore)

(33 km)

Nearest Village Vacciago

(20 m)

Nearest Town/City Orta

(4 km)

Nearest Shop Cafes and restaurants

(300 m)

Nearest Beach Orta Beach Club

(5 km)

Nearest Golf Golf Club Alpino di Stresa

(15 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds


Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

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.

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 payable in cash, upon arrival
Arrival time 3.00 pm
Departure time 11.00 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen & towels included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Changeover day Saturday
Smoking Allowed? Non smoking inside the villa
Minimum stay 3 nights
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
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 18th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £5,450
Jan 4th 2020 - Oct 19th 2020 £5,450

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 18th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €6,020
Jan 4th 2020 - Oct 19th 2020 €6,020

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 18th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $6,802
Jan 4th 2020 - Oct 19th 2020 $6,802

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


  • Beautiful Villa!

    Posted by Michael on 20/08/2018

    Beautiful property and location.

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