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Apartments Located in a 13th Century Medieval Village With a Hidden Garden - Alloggio 1 - Bilo

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights



Alloggio 1 - Bilo

Open space with livingroom and kitchenette (no oven) located on the first floor, without an elevator. Spacious queen-size bedroom with a double sofa-bed in the livingroom comfortably sleeping 4 persons. A bathroom with shower but without window and no washing machine inside the apartment, but there is a washer available for use by guests downstairs within the complex. There is also laundry service (paid by guests) available and self-service laundry mats are close by. Outside balcony for relaxing and people watching.

Unsuitable for guests unable to use stairs or those who have pets.

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About the property

Palazzo Acquarello

Palazzo Acquarello, Orta San Giulio

Orta S. Giulio lies just to the west of Lake Maggiore and is a medieval center of rare beauty. This area of Piemonte has maintained its modesty and it’s harmony between the richness of the past and the curiosity of the present. Once the exclusive summer resort of the Italian and foreign upper class , it is now a place of relaxation and peace offering a chance to find renewal amongst the irresistible charm of this enchanting lake and the surrounding villages.

Once in the piazza, attention is immediately captured by the strict lines of a renaissance construction, il Palazzo della Comunità della Riviera (1582), symbol of the independent government of this community.

From the main square you can walk up to the church of Assunta built in 1485, and continuing along this road you will arrive at the foot of the Sacra Monte, an extraordinary masterpiece of Baroque Art, now part of UNESCO’s world heritage made up of twenty chapels built in the midst of beech and evergreen woods dedicated to the life of Saint Francesco (1590).

From Piazza Motta the boats depart for the island of San Giulio: legend tells that the saint conquered snakes and dragons before constructing a romantic basilica (in 390), now on this small island you can find a Benedictine Monastery where worship and silence are respected. It only comes to life on the 31st of January when the patron saint is honored and the nuns distribute bread with chocolate to those present.

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Property Manager
Denise Comoli
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Denise Comoli

An American girl who fell in love with an Italian man from Orta San Giulio who now manages the apartments on behalf of her new family.

Why Denise Comoli chose Orta San Giulio

Steps away from the center of Orta San Giulio, walking distance to restaurants and unique shops. Clean lake for swimming and relaxing, ski resorts close by for winter sports, simple, clean apartments for family and friends to vacation together. An ambiance perfect for yoga retreats or Tai Chi practice and located very close to an international retreat and seminar facility to further enhance your stay in Orta San Giulio.

What makes this apartment unique

The ambience of Lake Orta offers people a chance to escape the pressures and demands of day to day life. It’s peaceful and tranquil ambience infect you with the desire to renew and reflect. The apartments are simple, clean and conveniently located to the very center of this village and to the delightful walking paths around the lake. WI-FI is included in the rental price.

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Deposits can be made through the Homeaway site using credit card with the remaining balance to be paid in euro upon receiving the keys.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Orta San Giulio around the Province of Novara

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • 2 persons in the living-room on the double sofa-bed.
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Mosquito net curtains on the livingroom doors, screens on the other two windows.


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Alloggio 1 - Bilo
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Charming well equipped apartment in a wonderfully central location

  • 5 of 5

Denise was so warm and friendly and accommodating! We had special needs and she made things easy on us. This was our first time in Europe and she appreciated our ignorance and took great care of us. Located just off the main square at Lake Orta, there are many places nearby to eat and shop at reasonable prices. The views in this area are spectacular and one soon realizes what a gem of a location it is. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

All excellent. The locality, Orta San Julio is delightful. The location of the apartment, very close to the main piazza, is so convenient. The hostess, Denise is a gem of hospitality and helpfulness. The furnishing of the apartment is thoughtful and most adequate. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A delightful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our apartment at Orta San Giulio was very clean, comfortable and centrally located. As the days went by, I realized how much thought had gone into furnishing it. There were shelves and spaces for everything and all equipment was supplied. Our hostess Denise was most welcoming and helpful. We even found a bottle of milk in the fridge. How considerate!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect base camp for Orta and the lakes region

  • 5 of 5

Orta is at true gem, and it is best experienced in a holiday home like this. Orta is the perfect place to stay in order to experience the great region of the lakes. All major tourist attratcions are within short drive. The more busy hotel villages around the lakes, lack the charm and true Italian qualities that you find in Orta. The narrow and car-free streets of Orta are busy with daytrippers in the lunch hours, but settles down as the few habitants of the town take over the square and the restaurants in the evening. The appartments are located by the city square where all the fantastic restaurants are centered. We rented both a two and sigle bedroom appartment (large family), both providing the comfort and conveinience as described. Access to the back gardens are truly unique, not many tourist are treated with this privacy in a rented home or hotel. The hostess Denise is truly helpfull, and besides being the friendliest face in Piemonte, she handles accomodation very proffesionally.

We reccomend this appartment to family, friends and all other travvelers looknig for at true italian experience.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location and apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Visited Lake Orta for the first time last year. Love this apartment and the location right in the middle of this beautiful old town. The facilities were just what we were looking for. The Manager, Denise was very friendly and welcoming and gave us advice on local activities and sites to visit. Have no hesitation in recommending this property. In fact we are heading back there in in a few months time... and look forward to once again staying there.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Discovered the apartments last year after three visits staying in the San Rocca hotel. We wanted to share the whole San Guilio experience feeling part of the community and how we did and so loved it. The one bedroom apartment was perfect, clean, spacious and everything you needed and in the most perfect location near the Piazza and the stunning views. We return again to stay in one of the two bedroom apartments in May as taking others to show them our amazing find! - anticipate that we will be returning again and again

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Piazza Motta
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Piazza Motta
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2.1 Kilometres
Orta Miasino Station
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Many in Piazza Motta
Nearest Ski
17 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Orta Beach Club, Miami Beach
Car: recommended

The accommodation is located steps away from the main piazza of Orta San Giulio. The apartments are within a small complex which once was part of a larger villa that connected via a bridge over the street to enter Orta. The apartments are street facing with views of the beautiful arches and buildings along the road that leads to the main piazza. Up the inside stairs you’ll find a 3-level garden available only to guests and residents which is a perfect place for yoga practice, Tai Chi or simply relaxing enjoying the sounds of this ancient village. Both apartments are located on the first floor without an elevator, parking is included with the rental and sorry, no pets allowed. ACCESS TO THE PIAZZA IS LIMITED-ENTERING FOR UNLOADING/LOADING YOUR CAR IS FROM 7-10 AM AND THEN FROM 16.00-18.00 PM. PLEASE PLAN YOUR ARRIVAL ACCORDINGLY. THANK YOU!


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