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Free wifi internet in the apartments in Villa Gelsomina  free internet access in these apartments

Villa Gelsomina (taken May 2010)

Azaleas next to the balcony of Paradiso and with the fantastic backdrop of Lake Orta!

Azaleas in Spring, next to the balcony of Paradiso, with superb view of Lake Orta.
Come in April/May to see the Azaleas at their best.

The grounds of Villa Gelsomina in Spring

We are delighted to offer five beautiful new 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)

Spring daffodils in the grounds of Villa Gelsomina   Spring daffodils in the grounds of Villa Gelsomina

Spring daffodils next to the balcony of Paradiso in the grounds of Villa Gelsomina

Spring azaleas in the grounds of Villa Gelsomina (taken May 2010)

Spring azaleas in the grounds of Villa Gelsomina (taken May 2010)

Spring azaleas in the grounds of Villa Gelsomina (taken May 2010)

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 20.5.2017 to 23.9.2017) 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 house.

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).

Azaleas in front of Ciao Italia!

The grounds of Villa Gelsomina in Spring   The grounds of Villa Gelsomina in Spring
On the left, the balcony of Paradiso.  On the right, the large apartment Paradiso on two floors.

Azaleas - Villa Gelsomina (taken May 2010)

Broom on the lower terrace - Villa Gelsomina (taken May 2010)   Villa Gelsomina from lower terrace (taken May 2010)

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 www.ilfierobecco.it ) 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.

Monte Rosa and Spring daffodils in the grounds of Villa Gelsomina
Monte Rosa and Spring daffodils in the grounds of Villa Gelsomina

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...

  Magnolia, bamboo, and daffodils in the grounds of Villa Gelsomina
The extensive grounds around the villa

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

Panorama
sleeps 2-4

Paradiso
sleeps 6-8

Dolce Vita
sleeps 2-4

Ciao Sole!
sleeps 4-6

Ciao Italia!
sleeps 4

A.  Low pool closed before 8-4-2017,
after 7-10-2017

£390

£630

£400

£380

£370

B.  Low+ pool closed 8-4-2017 to 20-5-2017,
23-9-2017 to 7-10-2017

£430

£680

£440

£420

£410

C.  Mid pool open 20-5-2017 to 10-6-2017,
16-9-2017 to 23-9-2017

£500

£790

£520

£500

£450

D.  Mid+ pool open 10-6-2017 to 24-6-2017

£540

£840

£560

£540

£490

E.  Int pool open 24-6-2017 to 8-7-2017,
9-9-2017 to 16-9-2017

£580

£960

£600

£630

£540

F.  Int+ pool open 8-7-2017 to 22-7-2017,
2-9-2017 to 9-9-2017

£620

£1090

£640

£740

£640

G.  High pool open 22-7-2017 to 5-8-2017,
26-8-2017 to 2-9-2017

£660

£1210

£680

£820

£720

H.  Peak pool open 5-8-2017 to 26-8-2017

£690

£1290

£710

£870

£770

Costs are 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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