Villa Crespi Summary
In 1879, Cristoforo Benigno Crespi, commissioned the construction of this magnificent Moorish-style villa as a gift to his beloved wife, Pia. This eclectic Moorish masterpiece took 30 years to build, and it was a real labour of love. In 2012, the Villa Crespi became part of the Relais & Châteaux family, an association of charming hotels and exceptional restaurants. Today, the villa remains a spectacular place to cement your own love story.
Now, If you are expecting something ‘Italian ornate’, then you’re in for a real surprise! Villa Crespi possesses a fairy-tale atmosphere, reminiscent of the Alhambra in Granada or the Alcazar in Seville. This Moorish style villa boasts grand domes, intertwined arches, glittering chandeliers and ornamental walls, that rise towards the ceiling where they end in a starry sky.
Service is impeccable, with welcoming staff at reception and knowledgeable waiters guiding diners at the sought after restaurant. Here, renowned Chef, Antonino Cannavacciuolo, uses innovative techniques to embrace the best of his native Naples and his adoptive Piedmont. The result, Two Michelin stars! Foodies will love the excellent selection of cheese from the local area, while the wine list features a superb range from Italy and beyond.
Rooms and Suites
In keeping with the villa’s arabesque beginnings, the 14 rooms are named after Arab princesses and decorated in shades of blue, gold, red and dusty pink. Far from flashy, rooms are elegant, with gorgeous antique parquet floors, inlaid wooden furniture, luxurious fabrics and heavy drapes. We love that most rooms feature a four-poster bed, lending a grand and opulent feel.
Owners, Cinzia and Antonino Cannavacciuolo, believe that it is their mission to fulfil your every desire, meet you’re every expectation and to make every moment unforgettable. The warm welcome of a reassuring team and the charm of an enchanted villa. A lush park overlooking the lake and a gourmet experience to please the most demanding of guests. The celebration is full of music and dancing and a party that continues until the early hours of the morning. If that’s not enough, imagine arriving by boat across the water of Lake Orta with harps and violins playing as you make your way into the magical park. Or, imagine candles that will light the entrance to your suite on your first night as Husband and Wife.
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