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Villa Monziani, 17th C lakeside villa on island with boat, mainland garage. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms The magical island of San Giulio, the gem in Lake Orta's crown. Accessible by private & public boat
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Villa Monziani, 17th C lakeside villa on island with boat, mainland garage. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
The magical island of San Giulio, the gem in Lake Orta's crown. Accessible by private & public boat
Sunny side of the lakeside garden, ideal for sunbathing, eating and swimming.
The shade of grape bower with another stone table for eating outdoors.
Long cushions, outdoor chairs, table cloths and plastic tableware available.
The small garden, borders the lake, you can dive off the wall to swim or access by the boat house.
The manicured garden has two stone tables for eating outside, lamps are provided.
Chaise-longue with cushions & various hammocks available for perfect relaxation.
Weber Master Touch BBQ & pit area with a view, many accessories incl. chimney.
Private dock&wooden jetty next to garden with 8HP private boat. Sandy water entrance.
New 40HP boat with electronic starter & steering wheel (no license required) - extra fee required.
New wooden front lakeside jetty, also for late afternoon sunbathing.
Jettuìy can be used for direct access to villa by the larger public taxi-boats.
Covered part with hot outdoor shower on the left, sports amenities kept here.
Arched glass door of the kitchen leading to the garden & next to boat entrance.
View from kitchen leading onto the cemented area under bower with stone table
New kitchen with all mod.cons including fridge, freezer, microwave & crockery.
Extractor, gas hob, electric stove, toaster & water boiler. Basic necessities.
Microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, pots, pans, cutlery & cleaning products.
Antique wash basin and old copper utensils from the past.
Antique fresco above door leading to small lounge showing San Giulio's arrival.
View of expandable kitchen table, seats 10 people, many chairs available.
Lounge on ground floor with utility room, writing desk, sofa & small wine cellar.
Lounge next to the kitchen with access to the garden, utility closet and ground floor toilet.
Ground floor lounge, towels for sunbathing and swimming provided, also cushions.
Selection of local wines for your convenience at shop prices, to be paid for.
Ground floor bathroom with shower, situated next to small lounge & utility room.
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.
Corridor leading to garden, small lounge & main Island entrance door.
Ancient key...
Ground floor bedroom with double bed, writing desk, wardrobes & fireplace. All rooms have fans.
Ground floor master bedroom with internal shower & en-suite bathroom.
New ample ground floor bedroom wardrobe.
Towels and ecological soap provided, including toilet paper & hair dryer.
Antique stone washbasin in en-suite toilet including ventilation & small window.
Stairway to the first floor.
The large 1st floor lounge with fireplace, all windows overlooking the garden and lake.
Particular of lounge with bookcase and stereo, original 17th C wooden ceilings.
Oak parquet, 3 divans, designer lighting and a very comfortable ambience.
View of the garden and lake from the lounge. Exit to the balcony which runs the length of the facade
The Barrow Cup, to be awarded to all guests who swim the 650m around the Island.
Key holders to all bedrooms, each of a different size.
Master bedroom on 1st floor next to lounge, wardrobe & drawers. Linen provided.
1st floor bedroom overlooking garden & lake, access to balcony.  Original fresco
1st floor baloney that leads down to the garden via stone staircase.
Fresco on window of mezzanine bedroom accessible by central staircase.
Bedroom on mezzanine floor, 2 single beds with en-suite bathroom.
Mezzanine bedroom widow overlooking central corridor.
Wardrobe of mezzanino bedroom and window overlooking the vicolo.
View of Mottoarone mountain from mezzanino bedroom window.
Bathroom ensuite to mezzanine bedroom, with shower/bath. Towels & eco soaps.
Stairway to the 2nd floor
Entrance to master bedroom loft on 2nd floor with en-suite lounge & bathroom.
Entrance to lounge on the 2nd floor with en-suite bathroom, ample storage space.
Another view of the 2nd floor small lounge
Decoration surrounding the door to the mezzanine bedroom.
Staircase to the loft masterbedroom
View of 2nd floor small lounge from loft bedroom. Guard rail since installed.
Loft master bedroom with ample wardrobe & chest of drawers and small living area with divan.
Detail of loft master bedroom with two Velux skylights, divan & library.
Adjourning bathroom to loft master bedroom, with sauna shower, WC, bidet & washbasin.
En-suite sauna/shower bathroom to 2rd flr master bedroom, bidet and view of lake
Studio bedroom on 2nd flr., with modern large divan - 18cm mattress, great view of garden and lake.
Studio divan bed open. 18cm foam mattress and wooden slated underframe. Very comfortable
Other details of the 2nd floor studio bedroom.
Detail of chest of drawers of studio bedroom on 2nd floor.
View of the lake from the studio bedroom with its small balcony.
Large beach towels available. Garden has many types of spices usable for cooking
Another view of the island from Sacro Monte, a UNESCO heritage site, a short walk from Orta
View of mainland Orta from the house. The water is very clean & safe to swim in.
Dumb-waiter to help relaxtion. Find in lounge, spirits at guests' disposal!
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 private aluminium boat available.
A frequent visitor to the island along with many other birds and wildlife
Breakfast in the morning at Venus with a brioche, cappuccino and a newspaper, great start to the day
The main square of Orta with its shops, restaurants and characteristic 18th C charm and grace.
The northern façade recently rennovated
The front door leading to the circular walkway of the Island.
The vicolo, also used for a scene from the film 'The Corrispondence' with Jeremy Irons by Tornatore.
Map of the Orta peninsula showing access to main square for unloading and route to garage.
The magic of the island at night, immersed in its peaceful, ancient heritage.
bird's eye view...
Giuseppe Tornatore, Jeremy Irons & Olga Kurylenko chose us for R&R (3 weeks) during filming. 2016
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Haydeh B
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“week end in san giulio”
Reviewed 8 February 2015 for a stay in June 2014
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a brilliant experience in an amazing place... lovely structure in the middle of the Aorta'lake.....really to try once in a life!!! unforgettable

Date of stay: June 2014
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Management Response
10 Feb 2015
Thank you very much. Isola San Giulio is unique in that it's the only island on lake Orta (and one of the few in all considering the other Italian lakes) and our house at the moment is the only one being rented, ensuring you a unique sensation in terms of history, tradition, location and comfort. As you rightly say, an experience to be tried at least once! You're welcome back anytime.
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Milan, Italy
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“Spring is in the air”
Reviewed 8 February 2015 for a stay in April 2014
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We had a lovely easter holiday with our friends enjoing late breackfasts in the garden in the spring morning sun. The best moments were talking in the beautiful and suggestive lounge in front of the big fire in the evening and going for a walk round the circular island path when you realise that you are all alone, no other tourists as the public boats stop at 7pm, and you feel in another epoch, with the ninety nuns who look over you, sublimely mistical. Thanks to our English owners, you were very kind.

Date of stay: April 2014
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Liked best: Being in the middle of the lake in an ancient villa
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Large Group
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Management Response
10 Feb 2015
Thank you very much, it is in fact a very special moment when in the early evening most of the activity of the boats stops and suddenly the lake becomes extremely quite and peaceful and the birds, especially the swallows - some of whom nest in the roof of the house, they are considered good luck and have always been with us - swarm over the island playing in the air. Many of our birds are tagged by bird-watching associations. We always listen to the swoosh they make when they dive-bomb home!
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Fano, Italy
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Reviewed 11 May 2019 for a stay in July 2018
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Date of stay: July 2018
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