Cruise across sparkling Lake Maggiore to the Borromean Islands, and you can visit the fascinating 17th-century palace on Isola Bella. But you needn’t venture out at all to revel in a sense of old-world Italian luxury—not if you’re staying at nearby Villa & Palazzo Aminta. The decor 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 guest rooms and suites are alike, each distinguished by trompe l’oeil frescoes and personalized color schemes. One feature the rooms do share, however, is an unstinting emphasis on comfort and amenities, from marble-lined baths to exquisite toiletries to discreetly incorporated modern accoutrements such as television, free wi-fi, and a free mini-bar with water, soft drinks, and beer.
Villa & Palazzo Aminta provides all the most civilized pleasures of life for its guests. A highly regarded chef serves creations like sturgeon and asparagus en brochette in two restaurants (the appetizing lake views come standard with every meal), and you can even dabble in the cooking arts yourself. Chaises encourage lingering by the pool or on the beach, while bocce lawns beckon the more active. Spend an afternoon in Palazzo Aminta grotta, a natural cave lit by a diffused light, soft colours and shimmering gold flecks. Golf and horseback riding are mere minutes away. So are the alluring islands, easily reachable from the hotel’s boat dock, and attractions such as historic churches, a charming umbrella museum, and the cableway up Mount Mottarone.
BEAUTY & SPA:
Restore harmony: manipulating the body with contact, enhancing taste with nutrition, urging pleasure with luxury, sun, water, the charm of a place, of art and nature. These are the basic elements of our philosophy. Our wellness care is based on the energetic balance through massage, baths, with a combination of movement and energy, relaxation, and nutrition.
Wellbeing at Villa & Palazzo Aminta is an unforgettable experience where protagonists are the sun, the breeze, the view, the Healthy food by our Chef and an intimate moment of pleasure in our natural thermarium Camelia’s Grotto. At the Italian I Mori restaurant, with its elegant round-shaped gazebo in iron and crystal that overlooks the lake and the islands, you will taste and enjoy of typical Italian delicacies for lunch or dinner. The Wellness Experience continues around the pool or close to the lake water in our private garden, and culminates in an intimate moment for you, your partner or friends at our unique Camelia’s Grotto, for an ancient ritual of pleasure. Take your time in this natural cave, lit by a diffused light, soft colours and shimmering gold flecks. Enjoy a path of health and wellness between the steam bath, ice waterfall, Aromarium, sensory and Scottish showers that create rhythmic alternation of heat and cold.
At the Fitness Area, guests will be welcomed 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, the sophisticated Technogym exercise equipment of advanced technology and plasma television screens with satellite link provide high level performance.
Comfort and luxury with a private mansion lifestyle. Deluxe rooms overlook the lake or the park. The elegant Tower of the hotel offers tasteful Junior Suites and Suites, interconnecting to form large apartments. Furnished in authentic styles, each room captures one of the Italian regional styles. Located on top of the Resort Palazzo wing, with private stairs and elevator, is the jewel of the crown, La Borromea Suite (approx 105 sqm, 1130 sq ft). Reading a book, listening to music or just relaxing, everything is a true experience at La Borromea Suite. A very large bedroom with two queen-sized beds and a spacious round living room under the wooden dome-shaped roof overlooks the lake and the famous Borromeo Islands. Mosaic bathroom with large Jacuzzi tub, separate walk in shower, double sink, 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 enrich your stay.
Begin your dining experience with a free Welcome Drink at Bar I Principi. The Italian I Mori restaurant, a cozy round-shaped gazebo in crystal and wrought iron allows for an amazing view on the lake and the islands, and offers raw vegetables, fresh and first class quality products and some really greedy sins from the typical regional Italian culinary heritage. The main Le Isole restaurant, with its unforgettable lake views, elegant halls, paintings and stuccos, is the ideal place for successful events, wedding ceremonies or romantic candlelight dinners. Cooking classes, show cooking, wine tasting and cocktail lessons can also be organized with pleasure by our Chefs and sommeliers.