"The August moon rises directly in front of the villa, turning the lake to shimmering quicksilver..."
A romantic bed and breakfast getaway for couples situated on the Italian lake of Maggiore. Combining quiet elegance with stunning views The Summer House Bed and Breakfast is ideally situated in the traditional village of Solcio and yet still remains only 10-15 minutes from the lakeside bars and shopping facilities of Stresa to the north and Arona to the south.
Villa San Antonio commands a panoramic view of Lago Maggiore, framed by the Italian and Swiss Alps.
The summerhouse overlooks the lake directly with uninterupted views to the north of the old lakeside village of Solcio with it's beautiful marina. Across the lake can be seen the old monastery of Angera and to the south lies the nearby town of Arona.
At night the lake takes on a special romantic charm as the lights of the lakeside towns and villages reflect in the still waters. The August moon rises directly in front of the villa, turning the lake to shimmering quicksilver.
The 17th century villa San Antonio was commissioned to be built by the Duke of Savoy for one of his favorite generals.
The villa has a watch tower which dates from a time when Italy was at war with it's immediate neighbours on the opposite shore of Lago Maggiore. Happily, this tower has been converted into the "peaceful" Tower Bar which is available to our guests.
The summerhouse is a self contained romantic getaway with a fully equipped kitchen incorporating a washing machine, refrigerator, microwave, gas hob, etc.
The bathroom is pure luxury. The mezzanine bedroom is very romantic with adjustable lighting and curtaining surrounding a four post style queen size bed.
The Villa San Antonio lies on the west side of Lago Maggiore in the region of Piedmonte.
Lago Maggiore is 60 km (38 miles) north west of the fashion capital of Milan and the main international airport of Milan Malpensa is just 40 minutes by car from the Villa San Antonio. Central Milan is readily accessible by train from the nearby town of Arona.
Switzerland is 45 minutes drive to the north and the unique city of Venice is just 3 hours by car or train from our lakeside location. Should you feelin a lucky mood, Montecarlo and it's famous casino is 2 hrs 30 min by car and for those of you who prefer frozen assets, our local ski fields of Morarone are a short 25 minutes drive away near to the lakeside town of Stresa (where you can also take a ferry to the idylic islands of Isola Bella and Isola Pescatore). Alternatively take the cable car from Stresa directly to the ski fields (Aprox 15 min).