Villa Allegra is a splendid mansion dating from 1890, set in glorious green surroundings overlooking Lake Orta and Monte Rosa in the background. The air is as fresh as fresh can be in this estate at over 500 metres above sea level. It is possible to rent a sailboat on a daily basis from Villa Allegra's private jetty down at Lake Orta.
Originally, the villa was built as stables for a manor house in the area, and the horses head on the gable is testament to this. The current owners have taken great care with the restoration and its period character is still highly prevalent. The nearest village of Miasino has a supermarket and is within walking distance (about 600 metres), while it is approx. 3 km down to Lake Orta and the medieval town of Orta San Giulio and 3 km from Armeno, which has a slightly larger supermarket. There are also two restaurants within a short distance (about 300 m + 800 m).
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Villa Allegra has four spacious apartments all with views of Lake Orta (except Casa Serra), the park, the sky, the lake and the mountains. Each apartment has a furnished terrace. You will also have access to a communal washing machine for free.
Casa Sera is a superb apartment of 70 m² on the ground floor. It has a living room with an open kitchen, equipped with four burners and an oven, a double bedroom with a fireplace, and a yellow bathroom with a shower and hairdryer. The apartment is also equipped with satellite TV and has internet access. Note that it can also accommodate an extra bed, but the bedroom and living room are not separated by a door, and in any case you must pass through the bedroom to reach the bathroom. It has a wonderful private terrace under two arches at the rear of the building overlooking the lake.
This 1 bedroom apartment of 80 m² is on the ground floor and has a view of the trees, the mountains and the lake. It consists of a living room, a separate kitchen with a dining room, with four hotplates and an oven, a large double bedroom and a spacious bathroom with a shower and bath, WC and hairdryer. It also has satellite TV and internet access. Note that there is the possibility to add a bed, but it is necessary to cross the room to reach the bathroom. A terrace and a private garden are additional qualities of this charming apartment.
This first floor apartment is 90 m² and has views of the trees, the mountains and the lake. It contains a living room with a sofa, open kitchen with 4 burners and an oven, a bedroom with two single beds, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower, bath, toilet and hairdryer. The apartment also has satellite TV and internet access. You can also enjoy a private furnished terrace of 25 m², and the view it offers of Lake Orta.
This very spacious apartment is on two floors (first and second) and it measures 140m ². It has views of the trees, the mountains and the lake. Here is its composition: On the first floor there is a lounge with a library and a fireplace, a large kitchen with a sofa, equipped with a four burner stove, oven and a dishwasher, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower, WC and hairdryer (decorated with a collection of classic nude pictures!). On the second floor, there is a living room with a chamber containing two extra beds, a bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with a shower and toilet. The apartment also has satellite TV and internet access. There is a private and secluded terrace measuring approximately 50 m².
Vi had a lovely vacation in Villa Allegra. The apartment is classy and full of charm. Nothing was missing at all. Big full-equipment kictchen, big bathroom and bedroom and the decoration was well thought trough. House and garden is really maintained good. We were welcomed by Marchella who also has ideas of what to see in the area.
We can recommend the restaurant "Bread and Wine" down at the city square. We brought our own bicycles, but it is not the best tour down to the city, so we came up with parking our car at the station ( free parking at the grass) and then take the bike from there to the sity.
We would like to recommend a vacation in Villa Allegra, if you are up to a quiet and peaceful holiday in beautiful surroundings.
We spent 5 nights in September 2015 at Villa Allegra and we were really satisfied. We were on a family trip with mom, kids and their girl/boy friends. There was enough space for all of us. Villa Allegra is placed in lovely surroundings with view towards the Orta lake and close to the main city Orta San Giulio (5 minuttes by car).
They welcomed with open hearts and we really felt like being at home.
We have just enjoyed a very nice week. We felt welcome right from the first moment, all three of us (we brought our dog with us). Our dog loved the lovely, large garden with a view that beats most. All there is left to say is that this was our first time at Villa Allegra but definitely not our last time.
Our apartment in Villa Allegra was lovely and practically decorated, and no facilities were missing. There was a nice calm, despite some car noise from the street. You should not pick this place if you want a beach holiday. Access to the lake (which is lovely clean) isn't easy, the parking conditions is impossible/difficult, and there is a long and twisty mountain road (without a sidewalk) if you to walk down there. The view is beautiful, we especially enjoyed it every night, when we were dining at "Battle of Britain", which is a lovely Italian restaurant within walking distance. The driveway to the property is on a slope, simultaneous there is a closing mechanism to the gate, which is stuck in the ground, this leads to several cars being stuck with their back bumpers (especially big and long cars, due to the very sloping terrain) We had to get our car serviced with a broken bumper, when we got home. We told the owner at or departure, and she confirmed, that she was aware of the problem, and that it would be fixed before next year (which didn't help us...)
We experienced a reality, which completely lived up to the pictures from home. Everything around us had an incredibly high standard.
We enjoyed a completely unique, very clean and stylishly designed apartment. The location was very quiet and with splendid views; a little oasis. The apartment was very well maintained well equipped us. The hosts are very charming, personable, helpful and very nice. The set up of in-italia is very good.