Villa e Palazzo Aminta        
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The Villa & Palazzo Aminta stands in its own gardens of azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons and ancient trees in the town of Stresa facing Italy’s most romantic lake – “Lake Maggiore”. Since 2000 the Zanetta family who own the hotel have restored the villa to its original splendor. The décor inside is as classic as the superb Piedmont scenery surrounding the hotel, all inlaid marble floors and ornate Murano chandeliers, gilded chairs, and antique furniture. No two of its 67 guest rooms and suites are alike, each distinguished by trompe l’oeil frescoes and personalized color schemes. They open out onto terraces or balconies with views of the garden or the lake.
Villa & Palazzo Aminta provides all the most civilized pleasures of life for its guests with its two panoramic restaurants with incredible vistas of Lake Maggiore and the Borromeo Islands.

Deluxe Park View Room

Suitable for a relaxing and comfort stay, surrounded by luxuriant Resort gardens and vegetation, all the rooms have private balcony or terrace and an average size of 22 sqm plus 8 sqm of balcony. 
Can be twin bedded, triple occupancy and be interconnecting with other Park view rooms or Side Lake view rooms.

Deluxe Side Lake View Room

Deployed towards the Resort garden, are equipped with private balconies from which you could enjoy of a magnificent view on the Lake and the famous Borromeo Islands. All furnished with elegance, have an average size or 22 sqm plud 8 sqm of balcony.
Can be twin bedded, triple occupancy and be interconnecting with other Deluxe Side Lake view rooms as well as with Superior Park view rooms. 

Deluxe Lake View Room

Appeared on the noble side of the Resort overlooking the lake and the Borromeo Islands, those rooms have wide private balcony and an average size of 26 sqm plus 9 sqm of balcony.
Can be twin bedded, triple occupancy and interconnecting with other Lake View rooms or with Junior Suites, Flower Suites or Belvedere Suite.

Deluxe Villa Amintina Lake View Room

Located in a peaceful Cottage surrounded by the Resort garden, they have private patio overlooking on main building and on Lake Maggiore. They have an average size of 24 sqm plus 14 sqm of private patio.
Reachable directly by car with private parking, can be twin bedded, triple occupancy and be interconnecting with same Villa Amintina room category.

Junior Suite Lake View

The Junior Suites are positioned on the first floor of the Resort, overlooking the garden and the pool and with a astonishing view on the lake and Borromeo Islands from their huge private terrace with vegetation and banister. These are spacious rooms of about 38 sqm have a living area highly decorated with working desk, chairs and sofa.
They can be twin bedded, triple occupancy and be interconnecting with Deluxe Lake View room.

Flower Suite Lake View

All the Flower Suites (or Bi-level Suites) are located on the fourth floor of the Resort, at roof level, admiring the Liberty style decoration of the Villa. From there you can have a breathtaking view on the whole Borromeo Gulf and on the Islands, just in front of the hotel.
On ground floor, the bedroom and bathroom and upstairs, a cosy living room that can be also switched into another double or twin bedded bedroom
Bi-level suites can be twin bedded, triple or quadruple occupancy and be interconnecting with Deluxe Lake View rooms.

Belvedere Suite Lake View

With breathtaking views on the Lake Maggiore and famous Borromeo Islands, the Belvedere Suites are all very spacious (approx 60 sqm, 646 sq feet), with main bedroom and walk in closet, large living room, private balcony (14 sqm, 151 sq feet) and cosy bathroom.
Can host up to four adults, be twin bedded and communicate with Deluxe Lake Front view rooms as well as with Liz Taylor Suites.

La Borromea Suite Lake View

Reading a book, music listening or just relax, everything is a true experience at La Borromea Suite, our jewel of the crown (approx 105 sqm, 1130 sq feet), located on top of the Resort Palazzo wing, with private stairs and elevator. A very large bedroom with two queen sized beds, spacious round living room under the wooden dome-shaped roof overlooking the lake and the famous Borromeo Islands. It have a mosaics bathroom and a private huge solarium (approx 100 sqm, 1076 sq feet) on top of the Resort roof with private Jacuzzi pool overlooking the enchanting Lake Maggiore.

Liz Taylor Suite Lake View

Dedicated to the world famous homonymous actress who stayed there during the 60s, with astonishing views on Lake Maggiore and Borromeo Islands, the two Liz Taylor Suites are located on third and fourth floor of the Palazzo wing of the Resort (approx 122 sqm, 1313 sq feet). They have spacious bedroom overlooking the lake, walk in closet, business office, wide elegant living room and cosy bathroom. Three private and large balconies (approx 38 sqm, 409 sq feet) overlooking the lake and the magnificent garden offer unforgettable panoramas.
Can accommodate up to six persons, be twin bedded and be communicating with Belvedere Lake Front view Suites. They can be connected.


All rooms and Suites, in Hotel & Palazzo Aminta, are equipped with pure goose down coverlets, a working desk and chairs, Jacuzzi tub and/or shower, Acqua di Parma bath amenities, chenille bathrobe and slippers, flat screen TV 'SONY', satellite TV channels, hair dryer, air conditioning, minibar, direct telephone line, electronic safety deposit box, heating system, DVD player, free Wi-Fi connection and  welcome in-room bottle of mineral water with daily replacement.

Nature, art & culture come together to create Lake Maggiore beauties, with its picturesque and fascinating islands and spectacular botanical gardens. Little towns are enliven by the elegance of many aristocratic mansions, including Villa & Palazzo Aminta, now a highly classy Resort surrounded by a luxuriant park overlooking the enchanting Borromeo Gulf.

The Resort on Italy's most romantic Lake

The hotel has its very own private beach. In addition to a full-service spa, Villa e Palazzo Aminta Hotel Beauty and SPA features an outdoor pool and a health club. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 5-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 1033 square feet (96 square meters) include conference space. This Beaux Arts hotel also offers a children's pool, a spa tub, and a steam room. A complimentary area shuttle within 1 km is available for guests. Complimentary self parking is available on site.


We offer a complete service coordinated with high skills and scrupulous competence in order to realize your dream of love. Your choices combined with our passion, conducted with extreme elegance and refinement, will enhance every moment of your wedding.

Our limousine with a uniformed chauffer will accompany the bride or an unforgettable night in the magnificent deluxe rooms of Villa & Palazzo Aminta. There will be cocktails on the terrace where you can enjoy the magic view of the Borromeo Islands and the splendid floral arrangements. Great care will be taken in the selection of the menu and its preparation.

Your Wellbeing

Palazzo Aminta Beauty & SPA, is the new and luxury temple of wellbeing of the Lake Maggiore, coordinated by celebrated Professor Nicola Sorrentino, specialized in Science of Alimentation and Dietetics, in Hydrology, Climatology e Thalassotherapy.
Refined environment, with every detail attended to, aimed at satisfying the most exacting clientele wishing to enjoy an unforgettable experience of the senses in one of the most striking and romantic locations of Italy.
In the luxury and refined treatment rooms, exclusive and personalized programs for absolute wellbeing, face and body treatments performer with extreme professionalism, massages Shatzu, four-handed massages with warm essential oils, special treatments with algae, mud and fruit jams, exfoliating, moisturizing, revitalizing treatments for face and body performed with personalized methodologies.
Cromotherapy and plantar riflessology, a complete course of cardio-fitness and it is really worth to try the "Beauty & Relax" treatment in warm water with immersion in Water Cocoon.
In order to recover a total harmony and to regenerate the spirit let yourself enjoy our spectacular Grotta Palazzo Aminta for about two hours, in a magic place immersed in a diffused lighting, with delicate colors and golden reflections, a course of health and well-being in Turkish bath, ice waterfall, Aromarium, sensory and Scottish showers with alternation of hot/cold water. Hydrocromotherapy in jakuzzi....and tisana which we will offer you in our zona relax. Relax, regenerate and rejuvenate in one of the most prestigious places in the world!
The place where you can enjoy the unique experience of regeneration, recovery of physical well-being and mental balance!

Fitness Area

The new area for your well-being!
The Hotel Villa & Palazzo Aminta has inaugurated in June 2007 the new Fitness Area totally dedicated to physical well-being and the "remise en forme".
Guests will be greeted by a tasteful niche with its designs inspired by the ivory and precious gem inlays as found in the extraordinary Taj Mahal. The magnificent stone statues and the grand painting decorated in gold enrich the spirit of this small temple devoted to sport and induce a sense of harmony.
In an atmosphere entirely dedicated to the care of the body, a large plasma screen picks up reflections of the crystal, and against the background of the precious orientally-inspired décor, the sophisticated Technogym equipment of advanced technology, provided with plasma television screens with satellite link, offer high level of performance.
News 2009: Massofisiokinesi, the physical therapy which is resorted to recently more often in order to obtain psychophysical balance besides the muscular one. The action combined of massage technique and the passive movements aimed at mobilization of joint that can be easily used by the therapist in order to restore tone and elasticity, to strengthen or soothe the symptoms of inflammation depended on the osteoartromuscolar apparatus.
This encounter between technology and magic is aimed at promoting a unique experience, rejuvenating both body and mind.

Stresa has skyrocketed from a simple village to a first-class international resort. Its vantage location on the lake is almost unparalleled, and its accommodations level is superior to that of other Maggiore resorts in Italy. The scene of sporting activities and an international Festival of Musical Weeks (beginning in July), it start into action in April, stays hopping all summer, and then quiets down at the end of October.

The waters of Lake Maggiore wash up on the banks of Piemonte and Lombardia in Italy. A wealth of natural beauty awaits you: mellowed lakeside villas, dozens of lush gardens, sparkling waters, and panoramic views. A veil of mist seems to hover at times, especially in early spring and late autumn.

Restaurant I Mori


Restaurant I Mori

The Italian I Mori restaurant, a cosy round shaped gazebo in crystal and wrought iron that allows an amazing view on the lake and the islands, is open all days for lunch and dinner, and offers raw vegetables, fresh and first class quality products and some really greedy sins from the typical regional Italian culinary heritage. It is suitable for 35 guests with other 40 seat facilities in the panoramic garden.

Restaurant Le Isole


Restaurant I Mori

The main Le Isole restaurant with its elegant halls, paintings and stuccos, is the ideal place for successful events, wedding ceremonies or romantic candlelight dinners, where to enjoy of both excellent food and magic atmosphere.
Able to host up to 180 guests, with a panoramic terrace overlooking the lake and just in front of the three famous Borromeo islands, the restaurant is open all day long, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, accessible also to non resident guests and offers international dishes as well as typical Italian cuisine mixed with a variety of fine wines from the stocked Villa Aminta cellar.

Cooking classes, show cooking, wine tasting and cocktail lessons can also be organized with pleasure by our Chefs and sommeliers.


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We suggest you some indications of how to reach the Hotel which is situated in Stresa (Vb) on the Piedmont's bank of the Lake Maggiore, overlooking the Gulf of Borromeo, in front of the marvelous Island Madre. (Panoramic coast highway of Sempione which from the town of Arona goes up to Ascona and Locarno on the Swiss Border).

GPS: N 45 53.605 E 8 31.029

By Car
From Sempione Pass Switzerland, we suggest to go forward when SS 33 becomes Highway A26 and exit at Baveno-Stresa. From San Bernardino-Bellinzona-Locarno Switzerland just follow the main road keeping the lake always on your left hand side until you reach Stresa (SS 34 until Verbania, then SS 33 direction Milan).
If you come from Milan, get A8 in direction of the lakes (Laghi - Sesto Calende), go on to A26 direction Gravellona Toce. On highway A26 you may exit at Arona and then follow SS 33 up to Stresa for about 18 Km keeping the lake on scenic road on your right hand side. You may also go forward on A26 and exit at Carpugnino (forbidden to buses) where you'll find a narrow road going down to Stresa (5 Km) with a wonderful panoramic view. Otherwise you can continue going till the exit Baveno-Stresa where the road will immediately reach the lakeside: you'll need to drive back to Stresa for about 5 Km with the lake on your left hand side.
Main driving distances and times: Firenze Km 390/[4 hours driving]/Milano Km 80 [50 min driving]/Roma Km 650 [7 hours driving]/Torino Km 135 [90 min driving]/Venezia Km 350 [4 hours driving]/Verbania Km 15 [10 min driving]/Locarno Switzerland Km 45 [50 min driving].

By Plain
The nearest airport is Milan Malpensa. From the airport you can reach Stresa by car, by bus, by train. The taxi service is available upon request at the moment of booking. From the airport you can also take an autobus till the railway station of Gallarate and from there take a train till Stresa (line Milan-Domodossola).
Moreover there is a service Alibus, the new shuttle bus direct from the airport to the main towns of the Lake Maggiore, can be booked upon request. If you prefer renting a car, go from the airport to highway A8 and then follow the above directions in the "by car" section.
Milano Linate National Airport Km 110 [75 min driving], Milano Malpensa International Airport Km 45 [50 min driving], Turin Airport Km 150 [ 2 hours driving].

By Train
Most of the frequent trains on the Milan-Domodossola line stop in Stresa. Furthermore daily trains from/to Milan, Turin, Venice and, through the Simplon Pass to/from Bruxelles, Geneva and Basel are direct to/from the Railway Station of Stresa, which is situated in the center of the town.
It takes about 50 minutes (Intercity) and 80 minutes (local trains) to reach the Central Station of Milan.

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