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VILLA GELSOMINA | Overview of the apartments | autumn

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Autumn view of Lake Orta, taken from Villa Gelsomina

We are delighted to offer five beautiful contemporary apartments in Villa Gelsomina, added to our portfolio of holiday accommodation at Lake Orta in May 2005.  Set on top of the wooded slopes above Lake Orta in a peaceful location, some 100 metres from any traffic (access is via a quiet no through road), Villa Gelsomina enjoys superb views.  The villa is complete with lots of outside space, large pool, barbecue, giant chess set, and all the apartments are very well furnished in contemporary style, and well equipped.  See Villa Gelsomina on Google Maps (opens satellite view in new window)

Sunset from Villa Gelsomina - photo courtesy of David Hammond
Sunset behind Monte Rosa - taken from the balcony of Villa Gelsomina - September 2008

Villa Gelsomina

Villa Gelsomina is situated in the village of Lortallo, in a superb setting on the brow of the ridge running along the east side of Lake Orta, some 200 metres (in altitude) above the lake.  Villa Gelsomina was built to a very high specification in the local style, and with holiday rentals in mind.  All apartments have a view of Lake Orta, and all apartments have a terrace, patio or balcony, where you can eat outside.  There is a 14 metre (46 foot) swimming pool (open 19.5.2018 to 22.9.2018) in the well laid out grounds, and an outside chess set.  Villa Gelsomina is in a quiet no-through-road and has parking spaces in a parking bay directly in front of the villa.

The apartments in Villa Gelsomina are Panorama (sleeps 4), Paradiso (sleeps 6 to 8), Dolce Vita (sleeps 2 to 4), Ciao Sole! (sleeps 4 to 6), and Ciao Italia! (sleeps 4).

Autumn Sunset from Villa Gelsomina - the magical moment when the lights are just coming on...
Autumn sunset from Villa Gelsomina

Local Facilities

Villa Gelsomina is 3 km by road from the local centre of Orta San Giulio.  The whole area is extremely well serviced by shops.  There is a great restaurant (the Vecchio Circolo - web site ) just 5 minutes walk from Villa Gelsomina (without going on the road!), and we provide a long list of recommended local restaurants in your location pack.  There are many places to visit in the local area, lots of wonderful places for day trips for adults and children, great walks (we provide in your location pack five favourite local walks for you to try), and a good selection of sporting and other local activities are available.

Lake Orta

This wonderful little lake (Lago d'Orta in Italian, Lacus Cusius in Roman times) is still little known outside Italy, even though it is the "next lake along" from Lake Maggiore.  It lies in the foothills of the Alps, with low hills at the south end of the lake, but higher mountains at the north end (the Mottarone, which lies between Lakes Orta and Maggiore, is just under 1500 metres - great view of seven lakes, by the way!).  The scenery of Lake Orta is gentle - and inviting! - just as the local people are warm and hospitable...

Autumn sunset behind Monte Rosa - taken from Villa Gelsomina
Autumn sunset from Villa Gelsomina

Getting there

Many of our clients arrive by air at one of Milan's airports (the nearest, Milan Malpensa airport, is just 24 miles away) and pick up a hire car, often taking advantage of the cheap flights that are now available. See our table of flights for information on airlines flying from the U.K. to the region.  For U.K. holidaymakers who prefer to drive, it's an easy two day drive.  For full details of air, road, and rail transport to the area, click here.

Comparison of costs of apartments in Villa Gelsomina

Season Pool Period

sleeps 2-4

sleeps 6-8

Dolce Vita
sleeps 2-4

Ciao Sole!
sleeps 4-6

Ciao Italia!
sleeps 4

A.  Low pool closed before 13-4-2019
after 12-10-2019






B.  Low+ pool closed 13-4-2019 to 18-5-2019
21-9-2019 to 12-10-2019






C.  Mid pool open 18-5-2019 to 8-6-2019
14-9-2019 to 21-9-2019






D.  Mid+ pool open 8-6-2019 to 22-6-2019
7-9-2019 to 14-9-2019






E.  Int pool open 22-6-2019 to 6-7-2019
31-8-2019 to 7-9-2019






F.  Int+ pool open 6-7-2019 to 20-7-2019






G.  High pool open 20-7-2019 to 3-8-2019
24-8-2019 to 31-8-2019






H.  Peak pool open 3-8-2019 to 24-8-2019






Costs are in pounds sterling for the apartment per week, fully inclusive of electricity, hot water, gas for cooker, bed linen, standard size towels, and a small toiletries pack.  Shorter stays are accepted for October through April (minimum 4 days for Panorama and Dolce Vita, minimum 5 days for Paradiso, Ciao Sole! and Ciao Italia!), see short stays for pricing of stays less than a week.

Because of the swimming pool, the apartments in Villa Gelsomina are not suitable for families with small children aged less than seven years. Pets are not allowed.

Arrivals (after 4pm) and departures (by 10am) are on a Saturday in the period from the beginning of May to the end of September.  Outside of this period arrival days are flexible.

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