Villa Crespi Relais & Chateaux 2*Michelin

Lake Orta
Orta San Giulio

Villa Crespi nestling in the stunning green setting of Lake Orta no more than 40 minutes from Milan’s international airport.




  • Philosophy

    Cinzia & Antonino Cannavacciuolo are maitres de maison with inimitable style and passion. When much younger than now, they decided to devote their professional lives to hospitality, already well rooted in their genes as their respective families had been hoteliers and chefs for generations.

    Just like Cristoforo Crespi himself, they adopted Villa Crespi for reasons of the heart, working together to make their dream come true, making their dream into that of their guests. In the 30's the villa became a meeting place for poets, captains of industry, royalty and particularly King Umberto of Savoia, a habitué of the villa, now it is the meeting of the ways for discerning travellers, lovers of lifestyle and fine food where history, art and nature regale guests with lasting memories .

                                                Their message is relayed loud and clear in the restaurant's menu:



    Fusion of flavour and sheer pleasure.

    Bar & Restaurant

    "Our passion for hospitality and fine food led us to dedicate our lives to this profession with immense love, continuous study and respect. Our cuisine is innovative Mediterranean in style and there is nothing we enjoy more than pampering our guests in the romantic salons of our restaurant where we are porud of the true harmony that reigns there. "

    Antonino is daily to be found in his kitchen, taking inspiration from the path of his own life. His dishes are at once the synthesis and union of a fascinating journey from his home land in the South of Italy towards the north where he found Cinzia and settled to create his own family.


    Villa Crespi is the ideal location for total absorption in business in the discreetly tranquil atmosphere of the Moorish salons and spiritual harmony of Lake ..

    Characteristically impeccable service will make your corporate event unique and memorable and friendly but professional discretion will satisfy your highest expectations

    Coffee breaks and business lunches to delight the delegates will be marked by Villa Crespi's own brand of personal care and attention.

    Weddings and special occasions
    The incomparable atmosphere of Villa Crespi and the lush park surrounding it is the ideal setting for a dream wedding. Your special day will become a unique moment that you will never forget thanks to the superb service, fine cuisine and the elegance of the surroundings. A dream come true, memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Top Tips

    5 great reasons not to miss a visit to Villa Crespi

    • Its unique architectura, the only historical villa in Italy in Moorish style
    • Restaurant awarded 2 Michelin stars in 2007, among the most sought after in Italy
    • Innovative Mediterranean cuisine by the renowned Antonino Cannavacciuolo star of the Italian version of Nightmare Kitchens, a mix of his home Sorento and his wife's native Piedmont 
    • Incomparable atmosphere of a home whose guests are warmòy welcomed in style and with discretion
    • Superb cuisine which can be visited with the Sommelier, Matteo Pastrello, and over 1000 labels
  • Quick facts

    2 Stars Michelin

    Chef: Antonino Canavacciuolo

    Owner: Cinzia e Antonino Canavacciuolo

  • Jolliness, perseverance, passion, instinct; fusion of flavours and fragrances from the South and North of Italy, a strong and determined, yet also sensitive and artistic character. All this is Antonino Canavacciuolo, chef and owner of the Villa Crespi restaurant and hotel. 

    • number of covers 50
    • pets are welcome
    • easy access for guests with disabilities
    • Weekly closing: In March, November, December: Monday and Tuesday From April to October: Monday, Tuesday for lunch
    • Annual closing: From January to mid March
  • Hotel Villa Crespi Relais & Chateaux

    Via Fava, 18, 28016 Orta San Giulio (NO) Italy

    Phone. +39 0322 911902

    Airport of Milano Malpensa 45km (27 miles) - 50 min

    Airport of Milano Linate 100km (62miles) - 1hour 15min

    Airport of Torino 129km (80miles) - 1hour and 20min

    From Milan: A26 motorway, Arona exit and  from Genoa: A26 motorway, Borgomanero exit towards Gozzano-Orta; from Simplon: Domodossola, Gravellona Toce, Omegna, Orta; from Gotthard: Locarno, Verbania, Gravellona Toce, Omegna, Orta

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