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Why travel experts chose this hotel
2-star Michelin restaurant
Enchanting Moorish design
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Visit a 2 Michelin star kitchen
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Nestled on the sleepy shores of Lake Orta in Piedmont, Relais & Chateaux Villa Crespi has an enchanting Moorish design and is a romantic spot indeed. The 19th-century villa was inspired by Middle Eastern architecture, and the intricate, elegant décor has a dreamlike, otherworldly quality. The hotel’s luxurious hospitality is regularly singled out for awards, and Villa Crespi’s commitment to the wellness of their guests can be seen in the exclusive use of eco-friendly, hypoallergenic products.
Relais & Chateaux Villa Crespi is well-known to foodies from all corners of the globe. Under the auspices of Chef Antonino Cannavacciulo, the on-site eatery has been awarded two Michelin stars. Antonino himself is internationally recognised, both for his cooking and television appearances as a judge on MasterChef Italia.
Whether you come to Relais & Chateaux Villa Crespi seeking peace and tranquillity amidst this beautiful natural scenery, or you’re a proud gastronomer looking to tantalise your tastebuds, your stay here will be truly unforgettable.
Chef Antonino Cannavucciulo serves creative Mediterranean fare in elegant surrounds. The menu is constantly shifting according to the season and what’s available; every meal will be a culinary adventure. The tasting menus are a special highlight, and are undeniably memorable whether enjoyed in the sophisticated dining room or al fresco on the veranda.
The hotel’s 14 opulent rooms and suites are furnished with the glittering luxury of the 19th-century, with Arabesque features in the windows and doors. Parquet flooring, en-suite marble bathrooms, and period antiques give the rooms a sophisticated elegance. Some of the beds are four-posters, topped with canopies.
Pamper yourself at the hotel’s wellness centre, or for those who find themselves inspired by Chef Antonino’s cooking, the hotel arranges cooking courses. There's a wealth of other activities, including a trip to the nearby grappa distillery, where you’ll learn how the traditional spirit is made and, of course, have the chance to taste.
The hotel has an enchanting location on the banks of Lake Orta: the picturesque village of Orta San Giulio is just a short walk away and is home to the Sacro Monte, a UNESCO heritage site and a real treasure-trove of Renaissance art and a top spot to take in the views. No visit would be complete without a trip to the island of San Giulio on the lake, which abounds with myths and legends.
Free parking is available.