Luxury hotel holiday Villa Aminta Lake Maggiore

Overlooking Lake Maggiore, the 5-star Villa & Palazzo Aminta just outside Stresa is a graceful hotel with ornate flourishes in its public rooms and exterior detail. Bedrooms are refined and charming. Still family-run, the atmosphere is warm and there is attention to detail. Two restaurants, one gourmet and one more casual Italian, overlook the lake. There is a pool and watersports are offered from the hotel.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on half board
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Milan
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car-hire and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa Aminta, Lake Maggiore

Villa & Palazzo Aminta is a 5-star deluxe boutique hotel, boasting enviable views over the Borromean Islands. Gourmet cuisine, an excellent spa and opulent accommodation offer a tranquil escape for those looking for a glimpse of Italian extravagance.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5 deluxe

Location 15 minutes to Isola Bella

Annual opening 3 April to 1 November

Closest airport Milan Malpensa Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 50-minutes' drive from Milan Malpensa Airport

Closest railway station Milan Central Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 90-minutes' drive from Milan Central Station

Hotel facilities and services

Swimming Pool (open air), Gym, Signature Spa and Beauty Centre, Fitness Centre, Cycle Hire, Lift, Bar, 2 Restaurants, Gardens, Terrace with Bar and Restaurant Service, Cooking and Cocktail Making Classes can be arranged, Private Beach, Parking, 24-hour Room Service, Turndown Evening Service, Complimentary Shuttle from Hotel to Stream six time a day at scheduled hours, Car Parking, WiFi, Mooring Buoy and Garage Space for a supplement, Dog friendly program, Babysitting.

Complimentary

Welcome mineral water on arrival, minibar selection, fitness centre access, car parking, shuttle service to Stresa at scheduled times, free Wi-Fi and access to the Palazzo Aminta Camelio Grotto.

Out and about nearby

Botanical gardens of Villa Taranto, Monte Rosa, Market in Stresa on Fridays and Verbania on Saturdays, Lake Orta, Ascona and Locarno in Switzerland. 

Sports nearby

Riding, Golf, Mini Golf, Horseback Riding, Tennis, Fishing, Sailing Boats, Water Sports.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double or twin room with park view for 7 nights

From about

£1,690

Holiday Code EXH695

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa Aminta, Lake Maggiore

The Villa & Palazzo Aminta stands in its own gardens of azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons and ancient trees in the resort of Stresa with majestic lake views overlooking the famous Borromean Islands. The concept of the villa from the turn of the century has been remodelled and embellished with antique furniture, stuccos, chandeliers, precious wallpaper, arabesques and oriental arches. It exudes ornate luxury and has quite a lavish feel. The 71 rooms and suites likewise are highly decorative, many having Murano lamps or chandeliers and handmade frescoes. They open out onto terraces or balconies with impressive views over Lake Maggiore and the garden. The suites and junior suites are on the top floor of the hotel. The Villa & Palazzo Aminta has two restaurants, an outdoor pool and a private beach on the lake. The Villa & Palazzo Aminta has opened a signature spa and beauty centre, adding to the range of leisurely facilities available here.

Room descriptions

Villa Aminta has 70 rooms with private bathroom, air-conditioning and heating, television, mini-bar, in room safe and WiFi.

Superior Double or Twin Room with park view
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with lake view
Junior Suite with lake view
Flower Suite with lake view
Belvedere Suite with lake view.
Suite Liz Taylor with lake view
La Borromea Suite with lake view
Deluxe Villa Aminta lake view room.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double or twin room with park view for 7 nights

From about

£1,690

Holiday Code EXH695

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa Aminta, Lake Maggiore

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Villa Aminta on Lake Maggiore, our clients usually fly to Milan Malpensa airport or arrive by train at Milan Centrale railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price, or we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region. We will arrange this for you if required.

Additional information

Children: Children under the age of 2 stay free of charge when sharing with parents. They will be provided with a complimentary cot. Extra beds for older children can be added to selected rooms for a supplement. Family rooms and babysitting services are also available.

Other information: Small dogs are accepted at around Euros 35 per day (water and meals included).

Special offers

Honeymoon and Silver anniversary offer Couples staying at the hotel on their honeymoon or Silver anniversary will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine in their room on arrival. This offer is non-combinable.

Book 3 consecutive nights in May 2020 and receive a 10% reduction off hotel room rates Book a stay of 3 consecutive nights for May 2020 and receive a 10% reduction off hotel room rates, notwithstanding the booking date. This offer is non-combinable.

Free nights offer for low season 2020 Receive 7 nights for the price of 6, or 14 nights for the price of 12, on stays from 3 April to 21 May and 4 October to 1 November. This offer is non-combinable.

15% off all room rates in July and August 2020 Book a stay for July or August 2020 and receive a 15% reduction off hotel room rates. This offer is non-combinable.

Free nights offer for August 2020 Receive 5 nights for the price of 4, or 7 nights for the price of 6 on stays in August 2020. This offer is non-combinable.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double or twin room with park view for 7 nights

From about

£1,690

Holiday Code EXH695

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa Aminta, Lake Maggiore

About Italian Lakes

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Italian Lakes spans the northern Italian regions of Lombardy, Piemonte and the Veneto. We offer hotels located by the undisputedly beautiful Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda and also the smaller, quieter lakes of Orta and Iseo, both well-worth exploring in their own right. Each lake has its own character and atmosphere, distinctive terrain, architecture and style. Placed as the lakes are to the south of the Alps and to the north of the Po Valley, they naturally possess a charming mixture of the vibrant coolness associated with the Alps but enlivened by the warmth of the South. The landscape around the Italian Lakes is one of deep blue waters surrounded by greenish-blue tinged mountains, often snow-capped. On the shores of the lakes and the lower slopes of the hills you find a profusion of lemons and olives, chestnuts and palms, magnolias and camellias. Pretty villages with rustic stone and wood houses hug the sheltered bays and fishing boats still moor next to sailing boats. Wrought-iron balconies and colourful shutters adorn gaily-painted houses with terracotta roofs. Dining is usually al fresco in the summer months and a magical atmosphere is created with the lapping of the waters and the twinkling of the lights around the lake and in the hills above. The close proximity to Milan and Verona as well as other less well-known but artistically interesting cities means that you can visit the Italian Lakes quite easily for just a weekend or short break as well as a longer holiday. The Italian Lakes can all be visited as part of a rail holiday, and the many beautiful gardens located in the vicinity of Lakes Como and Maggiore are well worth a visit as part of a garden tour holiday. Our favourite four and five star hotels for luxury holidays in the Italian Lakes include Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni and Villa d'Este on Lake Como, and the Hotel Cannero Lakeside Resort on Lake Maggiore.

Highlights of the Italian Lakes

Historic villas are to be found on every lake from the Grotte di Catullo Roman villa at Sirmione on Lake Garda to Villa Melzi and Villa Olmo on Lake Como and the Palazzo Estense in Varese. Most of these villas also have extraordinarily beautiful gardens (which can be visited as part of an Expressions Garden Tour holiday) such as the Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, the Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore and Villa Taranto at Punta della Castagnola on Lake Maggiore. Monte Mottarone above Stresa on Lake Maggiore and Monte Baldo above Lake Garda can both be reached by cable car and afford spectacular views. At Gargnano on Lake Garda you can see the stone pavilions where lemons were traditionally cultivated. Within the region there are national parks such as the Stelvio National Park north of Orta and the Parco Nazionale della Val Grande above Verbania on Lake Maggiore.

Cultural highlights of the Italian Lakes

Much of the artistic and architectural cultural wealth in the region is concentrated in the great cities such as Milan and Verona but also in the less well-known but culturally-rich centres of Bergamo, Brescia, Pavia, Mantova and Vicenza (not directly on the Lakes but within reach for a day`s excursion). Highlights include the frescoes by Masolino at Castiglione Olona, the Rocca (castle) at Angera, the Flemish tapestries on the Isola Bella Lake Maggiore, the marble cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore at Como and the works of art in the Galleria dell`Accademia Tadini at Lovere on Lake Iseo. Milan has La Scala, the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, the Brera Gallery (containing Raphael`s `Marriage of the Virgin` and the Montefeltro altarpiece by Piero della Francesca) and its Gothic cathedral. Verona has its annual opera festival from June until the end of August, the Romanesque church of San Zeno, the Renaissance Loggia del Consiglio and the Roman Arena.

Festivals in the Italian Lakes

The Verona Opera Festival takes place in the Roman Arena every year with performances running from June until the end of August. Verona also celebrates Carnival every year culminating on the Friday before Shrove Tuesday. Como holds a flea market, the Fiera di Pasqua, over the Easter weekend. Music festivals take place in Bergamo throughout the year. The Mille Miglia veteran car race starts and ends in Brescia (via Ferrara to Rome in May each year).

Gastronomy in the Italian Lakes

The cuisine of northern Italy tends to contain more meat and butter than further south and rice and polenta compete with pasta. Saffron is used extensively as in Risotto alla Milanese. Bresaola is cured raw beef served as an antipasta (now often with rocket and parmesan). Manzo al Barolo (beef in Barolo wine), Costolette alla Milanese (veal cutlets in breadcrumbs) and Ossobucco (veal in wine and tomatoes) are all popular dishes. Panettone cake and Zabaglione are two regional desserts. This region produces some of Italy's most famous cheeses such as Gorgonzola, Bel Paese, Fontina and Taleggio as well as some of Italy's most exportable wines such as Soave, Bardolino and Valpolicella. Less well known but interesting wines are produced in the Valtellina in the north of Lombardy and in Franciacorta near Lake Iseo.

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