Villa Porro Pirelli
What We Love
- An 18th-century villa with a Michelin-renowned chef, idyllic lake location - breakfast includedThe exquisite Italian cuisine, served in the old greenhouse courtesy of a Michelin-starred chef
- Lounging by the peaceful swimming pool, with a cocktail in hand from the Pool Bar
- Staying in a beautiful 18th-century villa, just a stone's throw from some of the most beautiful lakes in the world
What To Know
- Well-situated between Lake Varese and Lake Maggiore
- The hotel is pet friendly and offers dog sitting services
- Complimentary onsite parking is available
With effortlessly elegant interiors, beautifully manicured gardens, complete with Roman statues, and an unbeatable location between Lake Varese and Lake Maggiore, the 18th-century Villa Porro Pirelli ticks all the boxes, and then some. Add to this a Michelin-renowned chef, a tranquil outdoor pool that’s perfect for cooling off in, and a welcoming team, and you’ll have the perfect recipe for la bella vita.
The hotel is perfectly placed for exploring northern Italy’s famously beautiful lakes; Lake Lugano, Lake Varese and Lake Maggiore are each within an hour’s drive, and the A-list favourite Lake Como is only a little further away. Head out in your hire car to explore this breathtaking destination, rent a pedalo and take to the twinkling waters or lace up for a hike in your alpine surroundings, before fuelling up on Italian classics in the hotel’s restaurant, headed up by Michelin-starred chef Emanuele Mazzella, and housed in an 18th-century greenhouse.
Good to know
Please be aware that Villa Porro Pirelli is an adults-only hotel.
How to Get There
We were here for a couple of days on business. Charming historical location, with beautiful vaulted ceilings and magnificent gardens. Although many of the renovated spaces, including the bedrooms, are now showing some wear and tear, this didn't detract from the splendor of the place. We had several meals here and the food was very good. Overall, the service was efficient and polite - especially the night reception manager who made me early-morning coffees.
could but a jewel after changing all the carpeting (dirty and Wien out)
nice large room except carpet mine was 215
Pitty furniture inadquate
à tiny bar 4 seats
no lounge area
park below not maintain at. all
We made reservations here 3 and 1/2 months before our trip. I had to change our reservation a day later and stay a day longer. I got an e-mail stating this had been done. On check in (which was the day I changed to) I asked again how long they had us staying I was told 5 nights leaving on Sunday. On Saturday while on a day trip to Como I received an e-mail stating that check out was 12:00 noon and to contact them immediately. Since we were traveling I did not see this for several hours. I then got a message saying they were vacating our room as they had other guests coming in! My husband called them and assured them we would be staying that night and they made a mistake. They argued saying no we were to leave. We then forwarded to them our e-mail with this correct dates on it. We got a reply several hours later stating that it was their fault and they were upgrading our room. They had gone to our original room and with no care packed all our belongings to bring to a new room. This was done with absolutely no care. Shoes were thrown on top of clean clothes, nothing folded.etc. A good pair of glasses were thrown in a dirty clothes bag, and the case was in a different bag. Both had been on a bedside table. When I shared my unhappiness at checkout with our treatment I was told it was because of incident. We had done nothing wrong. It was all their mistake. On returning home I wrote them two times explaining how I thought we were treated so poorly. I have not gotten any reply.