Villa Crespi, Italy. The luxury country house,Villa Crespi, is a superb historical residence just 40 minutes drive from Milan’s international Malpensa airport. Built in exotic Middle Eastern style in 1879 by a cotton manufacturer, the extraordinary interiors are reminiscent of nothing less than an emir’s palace. Overlooking Lake Orta, the villa has its very own minaret and is surrounded by gardens which slope down towards the calm, crystalline waters of the most romantic of all Italian lakes
The exclusive atmosphere of this luxurious country house, with its 8 suites and 6 double rooms, is completed by the world class restaurant which has been awarded recognition by the most authoritative of national and international guides and is run personally by Cinzia and Antonino Cannavacciuolo. Tonino, as he is universally known, is the creator of a new modern Mediterranean cuisine which embraces his native Neapolitan area and his adopted Piedmont, accompanying dishes with the finest of national and international wines.
Recently the comfortably cosy lounge bar area was opened for moments of sheer relaxation and is ideal for a pre-dinner drink or after a dinner a fine vintage cognac or armagnac before retiring to one of the sumptuous period rooms or suites which inspire deep sleep and magical dreams.
A fine selection of massages and beauty treatments has been especially selected by Cinzia to ensure a relaxing stay and the pampering of both body and soul.