Villa Crespi, Orta San Giulio

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The Villa Crespi is a 19th-century Moorish revival-style rural palace, now a luxury hotel and restaurant, located on Via G. Fava 18, near the shores of Lago D'Orta in the town of Orta San Giulio, Province of Novara, Piedmont, Italy. It is notable for its scenic tall minaret-like tower. The interior atrium has a dazzling degree of stucco arabesque decoration.

Lake-side façade of Villa Crespi


The Villa, once also called Villa Pia, was commissioned in 1879 by a wealthy cotton merchant, Cristoforo Benigno Crespi, from the architect Angelo Colla.[1] The Villa with its restaurant is located southeast of town below the Sacro Monte di Orta. [2]


  1. ^ Ville e castelli d'Italia: Lombardia e laghi, second edition, by Luca Beltrami; article by Tullio Massarani, Editors of Tecnografica, Milan, (1907), page 91-102.
  2. ^ Villa Crespi, Official site.

Coordinates: 45°47′47″N 8°24′58″E / 45.7964°N 8.4161°E / 45.7964; 8.4161