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“Very cozy and elegant.”
Welcome to Villa Monziani, built in 1637 on Island of San Giulio, Lake Orta, 400m from mainland
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Welcome to Villa Monziani, built in 1637 on Island of San Giulio, Lake Orta, 400m from mainland
The shade of grape bower with a stone table for eating outdoors.  The manicured garden has two stone tables for eating outside, lamps are provided.
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Welcome to Villa Monziani, built in 1637 on Island of San Giulio, Lake Orta, 400m from mainland
The shade of grape bower with a stone table for eating outdoors.
The manicured garden has two stone tables for eating outside, lamps are provided.
Long cushions, outdoor chairs, table cloths and  tableware available.
Chaise-longue with cushions & various hammocks available for perfect relaxation.
Weber Master Touch BBQ & pit area with a view, many accessories incl. chimney.
The small garden, borders the lake, you can dive off the wall to swim or access by the boat house.
Private dock& jetty next to garden with 8HP private boat. Sandy water entrance.
New wooden jetty, accessible by public taxiboats, also late afternoon  sundeck
Covered part with hot outdoor shower on the left, sports amenities kept here.
New 40HP boat, electronic ignition/steering wheel, available for an extra fee.
Arched glass door of the kitchen leading to the garden & next to boat entrance.
View from the kitchen on the garden and paved area around bower and stone table.
New kitchen with all mod.cons including fridge, freezer, microwave & crockery.
Microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, pots, pans, cutlery & cleaning products.
Extractor, gas hob, electric stove, toaster & water boiler. Basic necessities.
Antique wash basin and old copper utensils from the past.
View of expandable kitchen table, seats 10 people, many chairs available.
Antique fresco above door leading to small lounge showing San Giulio's arrival.
Lounge on ground floor with utility room, writing desk, sofa & wine cellar.
Selection of local wines for your convenience at shop prices, to be paid for.
Ground floor bathroom with shower.
Antique rare Gozzano marble washbasin. Towels and biological soaps provided.
Internal wooden mountain style stairs leading up to 1st floor large lounge.
View of ground-floor lounge and internal staircase from 1st floor lounge.
Wooden safety trapdoor that closes staircase opening. Guest library area.
Staircase from main entrance door up to main lounge & bedrooms. Original fresco.
View of main door leading onto the vicolo and circular stone pathway going around the island.
Corridor leading to garden, small lounge & main Island entrance door.
Ground floor bedroom with double bed, writing desk, wardrobes & fireplace.
Ground floor master bedroom with internal shower & en-suite bathroom.
Wardrobe of ground floor bedroom.
Towels and ecological soap provided, including toilet paper & hair dryer.
Antique stone washbasin in en-suite toilet including ventilation & small window.
The large 1st floor lounge with fireplace overlooking the garden and lake.
Particular of lounge with bookcase and stereo, original 17th C wooden ceilings.
Walnut parquet, 3 divans, designer lighting and a very comfortable ambiance.
The Barrow Cup, to be awarded to all guests who swim the 650m around the Island.
Master bedroom on 1st floor next to lounge, wardrobe & drawers. Linen provided.
1st floor bedroom overlooking garden & lake, access to balcony.  Original fresco
Original 17th C wooden beams of the bedroom.
1st floor baloney that leads down to the garden via stone staircase.
Stairs to mezzanine bedroom, rope handrail. Original frescos.
Fresco on window of mezzanine bedroom accessible by central staircase.
Decoration on door to mezzanine bedroom.
Bedroom on mezzanine floor, 2 single beds with en-suite bathroom.
Mezzanine bedroom window overlooking internal corridor staircase.
Bathroom ensuite to mezzanine bedroom, with shower/bath. Towels & eco soaps.
Wardroom and window looking onto vicolo of mezzanine bedroom.
View from mezzanine bedroom window where Mottarone mountain can be seen as well as the lake.
Stairs from mezzanine floor to second floor bedrooms. Original fresco.
Entrance to master bedroom loft on 2nd floor with en-suite lounge & bathroom.
Stairs leading from 2nd floor lounge to loft master bedroom.
Detail of 2nd floor loft master bedroom with two Velux skylights, divan & library.
En-suite sauna/shower bathroom to 2rd flr master bedroom, bidet and view of lake
2nd flr. studio bedroom, large divan-bed, table, wardrobe & drawers  great view.
Designer 18cm double memory foam mattress wooden bed-slats, very comfortable.
Further details of studio bedroom.
View from 2nd floor studio bedroom with small balcony.
View of mainland Orta from the house. The water is very clean & safe to swim in.
Breakfast in the morning at Venus with a brioche, cappuccino and a newspaper, great start to the day
Another view of the island from Sacro Monte, a UNESCO heritage site, a short walk from Orta
The magical atmosphere of the most quaintest of the Italian lakes, secluded, peaceful and romantic.
A frequent visitor to the island along with many other birds and wildlife
San Giulio Island by night. Lake Orta is generally calm, a light breeze descending in the evening.
The Island of San Giulio from mainland Orta. Public boats or our aluminium boat are available.
The main square of Orta with its shops, restaurants and characteristic 18th C charm and grace.
Villa Monziani, the oldest house on the island. 5 bedrooms, private boathouse, boat & garage
Map indicating arrival route and parking.
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Orta San Giulio, Province of Novara, Piedmont

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Ramona M
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“Very cozy and elegant.”
Reviewed 10 February 2015 for a stay in September 2013
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This Villa on the Island of San Giulio allowed me the experience of old times Italian aristocracy. The furniture and paintings are exquisite, same the big chimney.
In the same time, the house is equipped with all the necessary facilities for the current times.
I would totally recommend the experience.

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Management Response
10 Feb 2015
Thank you for coming. The fireplace is indeed a pride, in the old days (before the independent central heating in very room we have now) it was large enough for two people to sit inside, there are two small ledges, and on one side there is a small window, one could sit by the fire and talk to the next door neighbour (who would be in their garden) through the wall! The house is full of these funny tales, testimony to the many centuries of its long history since 1639! We have modernised everything taking into consideration the heritage of its tradition. So glad you appreciated it.
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Reviewed 8 February 2015 for a stay in September 2014
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Management Response
10 Feb 2015
Thank you very much, always lovely to have you back. Remember that you can also fish in the lake, the perches are renown and there are also big pikes, and grill your fresh catch on our new bbq, in the autumn the water in the boat house fills with chubs eating the grapes that fall off the bower! That the water is crystal clean is a vaunt of the lake, and unique to other larger Italian lakes, and remember to swim round the island next time! ;)
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