Casa Fantini is a stunning 5* concept hotel nestled in the historic Italian village of Pella on the shores of Lake Orta (pictured below), with views over the lake to the captivating medieval San Giulio Island. The hotel will reopen for spring 2021.
Often overlooked for its bigger sisters Como and Maggiore, Orta is one of the most enchanting Italian Lakes -an undiscovered gem just an hour away from Milan. The lake itself has inspired many writers of the 18th and 19th Century including Lord Byron, Honoré de Balzac and Robert Browning.
Central to the ethos of the hotel is the concept of Lake Time. A stay at Casa Fantini is about slowing down, retreating from the world, taking in your surroundings and becoming at one with nature and the environment. Lake Time is about reading a book, meditating, listening to music, switching off from the pressures of day to day living.
Contemporary and elegant, the hotel has been designed by world famous Italian architect Piero Lissoni of Lissoni Architettura, who worked with hotel owner Daniela Fantini, CEO of Fantini Rubinetti, to interpret her vision for a hotel inspired by the slow pace of the lake.
The hotel is split between two buildings – one a X1X century house and the other thoroughly contemporary, resulting in a unique design with perfect symmetry.
The lake and its natural surroundings are the inspiration for Casa Fantini’s Interior. Lissoni’s signature style is a blend of elegance and understatement. He uses warm materials such as wood and textiles integrated with iconic pieces of contemporary design ensuring all blends in harmoniously with the natural environment.
Surrounded by mountains, woods and lakes, Lake Orta is heaven for hiking and trekking lovers with The Croce di Egro, Mount Mesma and the Torre del Buccione all to discover.
For food lovers, wine and food tours can be arranged. In just two hours from Casa Fantini you arrive in the land of wines and truffles. The Langhe, with its precious villages of Alba, Neive, Bergolo and Barolo, is the peak of a Food and Wine tour in the North of Italy.
Prices for a Superior Room at Casa Fantini start at 523 euros in low season (March/April/May/October).