Nature, art & culture come together to create Lake Maggiore beauties, with its picturesque and fascinating islands and spectacular botanical gardens. Little towns are enlivened 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.
Member of The Leading Hotels of the World, its delicate and precious atmosphere in the exclusive and new spaces of the hotel were conceived as in a private home, in which time has stratified the styles and traditions of Italian art.
It was the Admiral of the Italian Navy Francesco Capece, Knight of the Order of S. Maurizio and Lazzaro, Knight of the Order of the Crown of Italy, Medal to memory of the campaigns of Africa, Cross of gold with crown for 40 years of military service, silver Medal to the valour military, to buy the Villa at his retirement from the Royal Navy in July of 1918, and named it like his beloved wife Aminta. In those times it was a wonderful private residence with only seven rooms and a bathroom. Several were the representatives of the European “Belle Epoque”, fascinated by the romantic atmosphere of the lake and the charming surroundings and views that make Villa Aminta a splendid paradise overlooking the Borromeo Gulf. In the most recent years, in 1966 Liz Taylor and Richard Burton picked Villa Aminta for one of their many escapes of love.
The Zanetta family, owners of Villa Aminta since 2000, have restored the villa to its original splendour with a fairy tale feeling. After having conducted accurate historical research, the remodelling was done with elegance and taste, offering high standards and technology at the same time. the villa has been embellished with antique furniture, stuccos, chandeliers, precious wall papers, arabesques and oriental arches in homage to the historical relationship with the Venetian Republic, the “The Doorway to the Orient”.
Villa e Palazzo Aminta has today 71 rooms in total of nine different categories, set on five different floors, each with its own colour and different decoration, all equipped with precious furniture, Jacuzzi bathtub, complimentary mini-bar soft drinks, private balcony or terrace.
I Mori – is a gourmet restaurant offering breath-taking views of the lake and mountains from its superb iron and crystal round shape Liberty style gazebo that overlooks the Lake Maggiore and its world-famous Borromeo Islands. Open every evening, furnished with elegant wrought-iron tables and chairs with armrests, coloured cushions and glasses and with an impressive Murano glass chandelier, it offers a typical Italian cuisine experience with local dishes from the Lombardy as well as Piedmont culinary heritage and a vintage a la carte wines degustation. Can accommodate up to 35 guests.
Le Isole – the main restaurant overlooks the banks of our beautiful Lake Maggiore. With an amazing summer terrace in front of the three Borromeo Islands and its beautifully furnished rooms, rich in stuccos and precious decorations, offers delicious local and international dishes with an impeccable service. Open every day for breakfast, lunch, snacks and gourmet dinner, can accommodate up to 185 guests inside and 60 on the panoramic terrace.
The property provides free access to the Spa, which includes a steam bath and a jacuzzi.
Our wellness care is based on the energetic balance through massage, baths, combination of movement and energy, relaxation and nutrition. 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.
The Camelia Grotto, a 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. Hydrochromotherapy in a whirlpool with geyser …. and a herbal infusion can be prepared for your joy in the relaxation area.