Palazzo Novara

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite Walk to Village

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 Oliver loves…

  • Beautiful Lake Orta, not yet spoilt by crowds of tourists and arguably the prettiest of the Italian Lakes
  • The indoor spa, complete with heated pool and steam bath with direct access to the courtyard with loungers
  • The incredible decor: every piece of art and furniture has obviously been hand-picked by someone skilled in interior design
  • "La Bottega di Edo" delicatessen store is virtually next-door and prides itself for Edo's own locally grown organic food products

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 All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV DVD Heating

Ground Floor
Entrance and study
- Computer, printer, scanner, fax machine and copier
- 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
- Indoor swimming pool (12×2.5 mt) with waterfall, hydro-massage jets
- Chromotherapy
- Turkish bath
- Two showers and WC 

First Floor
Bedroom One
- Fireplace and coffered ceiling
- King size bed
- Coffee table and chairs
- Closet
- En-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom Two
- Queen size bed
- Coffee table and chairs
- Closet
- En-suite bathroom with shower and bath
Living room
- Fireplace and coffered ceiling
- Sofas
- Armchairs
- Flat screen TV, DVD and CD player

Second Floor
Bedroom Three
- Queen size bed
- Closet
- En-suite 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
- Washing machine
- Dryer
- Iron and ironing board

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.

- Courtyard with outdoor dining for 8 people
- Coffee table and chairs
- 4 x sun loungers
- Private garden

- Broadband internet access
- iPod/iPhone/iPad audio system in every room
- Alarm system
- Maid: free of charge once a week (extra service upon request)
- Crib/cot upon request

Extras (upon request)
- Catering
- Chef service
- Kitchen stocking
- Massage
- Activities and excursions
- Personal shopping service
- Butler service
- Driver
- Full time staff available
- Maid service
- Laundry service
- Crib/cot
- Barbecue


About the surrounding area of Palazzo Novara
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Romantic Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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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 fairytales, 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


Nearest Town/City Orta

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub


Nearest Beach Orta Beach Club

(5 km)

Nearest Golf Golf Club Alpino di Stresa

(15 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens <1hr to Airport Cot(s) <1hr to Airport High Chair(s) Fenced Grounds

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Horse riding
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/kayaking


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
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.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a professional chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of? From peeling the spuds to helping with the service, our chefs will ensure you have the most relaxing – and definitely the most delicious – holiday you can dream of.

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit €1500 to be paid at check in
Arrival time 3:00pm
Departure time 11:00am
Energy costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? No
Changeover day Saturday
Smoking Allowed? Non smoking villa (smoking allowed outside in the garden)
Minimum stay 3 nights

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 8 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
April 25th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £5,449.00
January 5th 2019 - October 27th 2019 - - £5,449.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 8 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
April 25th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €5,964.00
January 5th 2019 - October 27th 2019 - - €5,964.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 8 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
April 25th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $7,294.00
January 5th 2019 - October 27th 2019 - - $7,294.00
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+ FREE Champagne reception
+ FREE Airport Lounge Passes

100% refund if you change your mind within 48 hours, no questions asked


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