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N° 024 | Flamboyant Art Deco villa

Lago Maggiore
users 10 bed 6 bath 4

Flamboyant Art Nouveau villa on Lago Maggiore

This Villa was built in the early 20th century, namely 1905 for the family Orsi, which owned the  “Spazzole Verbania”, a factory for all kinds of brushes. The grand, three-story Villa is located directly on the lake and it is surrounded by a beautiful Italian-styled garden with many old trees.  

Nowadays the villa has been renovated into a luxurious modern holiday villa, all with respect to its original style and the flair of the past era including beautiful frescos. 

The space

You enter this villa in a beautiful old hallway, on your left hand you'll find the living room and on your right hand you find the ‘winter garden room’ a perfect place to relax in one of the chaise longues with a good book or to play a little boardgame (which can be found in the house). Behind this room, you find the dining room with a direct connection to a modern kitchen.  On the other side of the house you find the Portico, which is located under the balcony and makes the perfect place for your morning coffee or to hide from the sun in the middle of the day. The access door to the cellar provides quick access to both the wine fridge and the ice machine. 

Spread over the first and the second flour can be found six bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in total,  All in their own style and with beautiful views of both the lake and the surrounding gardens. The villa can comfortably accommodate 10 people.

The villa is surrounded by a beautiful Mediterranean garden, a graveled pathway covered with iron arched and rose trellis leading to a romantic gazebo and citrus garden with bitter oranges, lemons, and tangerine trees. The Pool is gently embedded into the Italian garden and is tiled with beautiful Serizzo granite.  The pool was fitted with salvia green Bisazza mosaic stones which delightfully reflect the sunlight. Two large parasols spend the highly desired shade when chilling out on one of the 8 comfortable Fermob sunbeds during the hot summer days. Pool towels are available for your convenience.

The location 

Lago Maggiore is set at the foothills of Italy's Western Alps, bordering Switzerland's Ticino Canton and setting foot both in the Piedmont region and in Lombardy to the east.  The house is located in the north part very near to the border with Switzerland and it is a 2h ride to Milano. While it is often been overlooked by for example Lago di Como or Garda. Lago Maggiore can be seen as its serene older sister with art-deco towns which gives the whole area a sophisticated reserved air. Next to everything the lakes offer, it is also a perfect destination as a gateway to the Alps.  Therefore it is perfect both for active tourists seeking watersports, hiking trails, and bike paths, as well as people who seek to relax and like to embrace the wellness activities on the lake. You can easily hire a pedalo, kayak, or stand-up paddle at the Hapimag, which is located next to the villa at the location where the fabrics of the family Orsi used to be. 

Additional Services

There is a fully stocked wine fridge with a variety of white and red wines and of course Prosecco from the Valdobbiadene: available for purchase

There are many board games, Chess, backgammon, and scrabble boards. Outdoor games: Pétanque or rather boccia balls, badminton rackets with proper shuttles, a precious wooden croquet set from New Zealand, the Kubb game, or a frisbee disk

Right by the Villa is the Hapimag watersports center from where you can hire a pedalo, kayak, or stand-up paddle to head out on the beautiful Lake Maggiore.


Plinius loves 

The location is right next to the lake 

The Flamboyant Art Nouveau feeling of the house

The Italian-styled garden with a grandiose swimming pool

sophisticated towns on the lake 

The many activities one could undertake 


Nearest Airport

Milan: 2hr


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Prices & availability


After the booking request is received we will confirm the availability and total price with the owner. You will then receive a confirmation and the total amount of your booking by email. A deposit of 30% of the reservation sum is requested upon confirmation (within 48 hours). The remainder must be paid no later than 60 days before the start of your stay. When booking within 60 days, the total reservation sum must be paid immediately. In case of cancellation more than 60 days before the start of the stay, 50% of the deposit will be returned*. In case of cancellation within 60 days, no refund will take place. *Applies to most properties, but not all. We therefore recommend cancellation insurance.

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Prices 2023 | Price transparency: Plinius is completely transparent about the prices, we do not charge a booking fee or add any additional charges. 

High season: 17/06/2023 - 16/09/2023 | Min. stay 7 nights | €1.314  per night + weekly Villa Fee

The rest of the year Min. stay 7 nights |  € 1.100  per night + weekly Villa Fee

*Special price for Christmas, Newyears and Easter 

Included in the price: 

Welcome basket to cook a small Italian feast upon arrival 

Never a meal without a glass of wine! We happily offer you a few bottles of wine to start your holiday on a high note.

Gas | Electricity | Water 

End-of-stay cleaning 

Additional costs:

Security Deposit: € 2.000  ~ The deposit will be fully refunded upon departure when there is no damage/other issues

Tourist Tax € 2 p.p.p.n ~ paid in cash prior to departure

Weekly Villa Fee: For energy, water, bi-weekly cleaning and gardening, bed linen and towels, laundry, garbage disposal, pool service, WIFI, property insurance, consumables, marketing, client management, and other auxiliary services a cost contribution of €4.000 per week will be charged

Extra Information: 

*Terms and Conditions: The contract must be signed prior to rental ~ we will send the document once the booking is confirmed.

*Payments and cancellation policies are slightly different than Plinius' standard procedure. (see general terms and conditions)

*If you need to do laundry, you are welcome to use the laundry room in the basement where you have access to detergent.

*The villa does not have air conditioning, but each room has its own fan.

*Weekly Villa Fee: For energy, water, bi-weekly cleaning and gardening, bed linen and towels, laundry, garbage disposal, pool service, WIFI, property insurance, consumables, marketing, client management, and other auxiliary services a cost contribution of €4.000 per week will be charged



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Fireplace Fireplace
In-home theater In-home theater
Parking Parking
Swimmingpool Swimmingpool
Wifi Wifi
Wine cellar Wine cellar

Eco sustainability

Appliances Class A Appliances Class A
Eco activities Eco activities
Eco-friendly Eco-friendly
Local economy Local economy
Recycling Recycling
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