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Villa Fortis Apartment - balcony with stunning views on Lake Orta

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The Owner Roberto will offer free vegetables from his garden in the Summer to our guests
Relax with a glass on wine on the balcony looking at the Orta Lake
Villa Fortis Garden and secure parking space
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
5 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
*FREE WIFI Available for guests!!!* **Free Bottle of Prosecco on arrival and during your stay fresh vegetable basket from Roberto's garden (only in late spring, summer and early autumn)** ***Satellite TV with some of free view British Channels and other international channels***. Unspoilt, relaxing and not as well known as the Lake Como or Maggiore, Lago d'Orta (Lake Orta) it is one of the most romantic and beautiful place in northern Italy. The apartment it is an ideal base if you would like to explore this area. It is near the shore of the Orta lake and a drive away to the Maggiore lake and the Alps. The house is close to the skying resort Mottarone and 1 hour away from Macugnaga. The apartment is on the top floor of the house. It receives sunlight throughout the year and has a bi...*FREE WIFI Available for guests!!!* **Free Bottle of Prosecco on arrival and during your stay fresh vegetable basket from Roberto's garden (only in late spring, summer and early autumn)** ***Satellite TV with some of free view British Channels and other international channels***. Unspoilt, relaxing and not as well known as the Lake Como or Maggiore, Lago d'Orta (Lake Orta) it is one of the most romantic and beautiful place in northern Italy. The apartment it is an ideal base if you would like to explore this area. It is near the shore of the Orta lake and a drive away to the Maggiore lake and the Alps. The house is close to the skying resort Mottarone and 1 hour away from Macugnaga. The apartment is on the top floor of the house. It receives sunlight throughout the year and has a big balcony with amazing views over the lake and the mountains. It is of a generous size and can comfortably host 4 people. There are 2 large bedrooms that can be arranged with double beds or twin beds. The apartment has 2 bathrooms and a fully equiped kitchen. The lounge has a large sofa that can sit 6 people by a fireplace and a skylight. In the Summer you can go for a walk in the Alps, go for a sunbathe at the lido di Omegna or enjoy shopping in one of the many local markets. The nearest market is in Omegna every Thursday and is all year round. There are many local events that take place over the year, one not to be missed is the San Vito Festival which falls over the last two weekends of August. The festival features music from live bands, traditional religious processions, a number of market stalls, live DJ's, culminating with a spectacular firework display on the lake. In Omegna you will find as well the famous italian kitchen designer Alessi, which has a factory there with an outlet open to the public. In Winter you can explore the many Christmas markets especially over the weekends or go for a ski at one of the many skiing resorts, the nearest at Mottarone which is only 30 minutes drive.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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Meet the host
Fortis R
Hosting since August 2011
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOwners live near the property and always available to offer advise on the local area or solve any problem it may arise.
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Peter S
Peter S
7 contributions
Villa Fortis is a very comfortable top floor apartment with stunning views from the balcony across Lake Orta to the mountains and the beautiful gardens below. Our second visit to Villa Fortis was just as wonderful as we remembered. The genuine warm welcome from Roberto and his family, the homely atmosphere, excellent fresh vegetables and bottle of wine set the tone for a wonderful relaxing holiday. You are well placed to take a ferry trip to Isola San Guilio and the other villages on Lake Orta or you can hire a powerboat by appointment to explore this little gem of a lake independently, a fishing licence will only be required if you want to fish in the lake.(details from the information office in Omegna). Alternatively, you can venture up to Ponte Bria fishing lake well worth a visit for a peaceful day in the mountains. Stresa and the Islands on Lake Maggoire are a short drive away, as is the border with Switzerland. We would highly recommend this home from home to anyone wishing to experience Italy from a local prospective. We look forward to returning here again.
Visited September 2018
Written 11 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Fortism
Fortism
Thank you Peter it is always an absolute pleasure to have you as our guest. Thanks a lot for your kind words.
Written 13 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trek747473
Trek747473
1 contribution
endroit idéal avec vue sur le lac et les montagnes, on ne se lasse jamais de la vue appartement superbe et propriétaires charmants, nous avons passés une semaine très agréable et conservons l'adresse pour l'avenir
Visited August 2018
Written 3 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Fortism
Fortism
Merci beacoup pour votre visite a la prochaine foi
Written 5 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dreamer608677
Dreamer608677
1 contribution
location superbe avec une vue magnifique sur le lac.Acceuil tres sympathique malgré la barriere de la langue.Grand merci à Roberto qui nous a méme donner ses premieres tomates.
Visited July 2018
Written 17 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Fortism
Fortism
Thank you for visiting us. It was a pleasure meeting you
Written 5 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Udo H
Udo H
Brighton, United Kingdom12 contributions
Die Wohnung war wirklich groß, es war die gesamte Grundfläche des Hauses und die Einrichtung war auch OK. Die Küche war zwar älteren Datums, hatte aber einen Ofen und eine Mikrowelle; das findet man selten. Betten waren OK und die Schlafzimmer waren mit Echtholzparkett belegt. Toll war auch daß es zwei Bäder gab was sich bei 4 Personen sehr nützlich erwies. Auch der Balkon genügte unseren Ansprüchen, der Blick ging über den ganzen Ortasee. Die Villa Fortis ist mit einem Blumenmeer dekoriert, das war sehr angenehm und wir durften uns von dem leckeren Sachen aus dem Gemüsebeet nehmen. Danke nochmals Roberto!
Visited July 2017
Written 7 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Fortism
Fortism
Vielen Dank Udo :-)
Written 9 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris A
Chris A
1 contribution
A lovely apartment, very well equipped and the views from the apartment over the lake are breathtaking. Lake Orta itself was easy to explore and Stresa and lake Maggiore just 20 minutes away. Huge local market each Thursday in Omegna is also worth a visit. Roberto and the family couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. We would happily go back and would certainly recommend Villa Fortis.
Visited May 2017
Written 7 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Fortism
Fortism
Hi Chris many thanks for your review and for being such considerate guests.
Written 9 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Peter S
Peter S
7 contributions
First class, Home away from home with the added feeling of being with family. Made to feel so welcome, and yet, with complete privacy. Roberto was so helpfull and kind. I intermated, to his son Max " I would like to go fishing" and he not only made arrangments at a private lake but escorted us to the venue to make sure we did not get lost, very easy to do as it was up in the hills. The whole process from booking, information about the property and surrounding area, was seemless. They have a wonderful apartment, comfortable bed, comprehensive kitchen and balcony with superb views. We would recommend this apartment without reservation. Thank you Roberto and Family
Visited September 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 18 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Fortism
Fortism
Hi Peter it was an absolute pleasure having you as a guest. I am glad you enjoyed fishing at the private lake. We really appreciate your kind words best regards max & roberto
Written 19 October 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

96didi
96didi
Casalgrande, Italy5 contributions
abbiamo trascorso una settimana ospiti della fam. Fortis in un appartamento attrezzato di ogni confort e un panorama con vista lago Roberto ci ha offerto i prodotti del suo orto e abbiamo avuto il piacere di mangiare spero di ripetere l'esperienza è stato molto piacevole
Visited September 2016 Travelled with family
Written 24 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Fortism
Fortism
Grazie mille per la vostra gentile recensione, e' stato un piacere ospitarvi A presto Roberto
Written 27 September 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

clausconcept
clausconcept
Husum, Germany6 contributions
My wife, I and my brother were eight days guest at Roberto and Famliie. It was a very nice stay, a great time. The apartment is lovely and spacious and everything is available. Roberto took us almost daily fresh vegetables, tomatoes etc. from his own cultivation. We can recommend this property at all times.
Visited July 2016 Travelled with family
Written 5 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Fortism
Fortism
Hello Claus many thanks for your great review it was a pleasure having you...hope to see you another time
Written 27 September 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

uscha1st
uscha1st
Husum, Germany2 contributions
Das Appartment war für uns perfekt und hat unsere Erwartungen sehr übertroffen. Die Ferienwohnung ist wirklich gross und mit allem ausgestattet, was man sich nur wünschen kann und liegt weit über dem Standard. Wir wurden sehr herzlich empfangen und Roberto hat sogar beim Gepäck tragen geholfen. Im Kühlschrank war kühler Prosecco und Mineralwasser und sogar an einen Aschenbecher für den Balkon hatte man gedacht. Die Tomaten und der Salat von Roberto waren ein Genuss und er hat uns immer wieder etwas angeboten. Der riesige Balkon mit Markise bot einen traumhaften Blick auf den See!!! Morgens haben wir dort gefrühstückt und abends lange dort gesessen - manchmal zu lange, aber es war sooo schön !! Wir haben uns total wohlgefühlt und würden / werden gerne wieder diese Unterkunft buchen. Der Preis ist auch sehr gut und die Gastgeber sind super. Auf diesem Wege nochmals ein Dankeschön !!!
Visited July 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 30 July 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Fortism
Fortism
Vielen Dank 👍🏼
Written 5 August 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

donna p
donna p
20 contributions
We had three weeks with a view to die for of lake Orta. Roberto and his family were wonderful hosts who were attentive to our needs and kept us well stocked with vegetables from the garden. Their knowledge of the area paid a key part in our enjoyment of the holiday. The apartment had everything you would need it was like home from home. We will definitely return to this apartment. Lovely places to visit locally including orta, stress and mottorone. We also had our son and his girlfriend with us "early twenties" and they thoroughly enjoyed the holiday too.
Visited July 2015 Travelled with family
Written 14 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Fortism
Fortism
Thank you very much for your kind review we truly enjoyed having you as our guests and we hope that you will come back to visit us one day
Written 18 August 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighbourhood
Lake Orta (Italian: Lago d’Orta) is a lake in the north of Italy, west of Lake Maggiore. 'There is a code of silence that surrounds Lake Orta in northern Italy. Visitors are reluctant to tell others about its beauty for fear of increasing … well, the number of visitors. Indeed, it is astonishing how few people – even Italians – know about the place, and it is telling that the Milanese call it La Cenerentola (Cinderella) because they have long considered it the secretly superior sibling to the larger, money-blighted lakes of Como and Maggiore. But, for me, what sets Orta apart is not its beauty – though the place is absurdly pretty – but the lake's mysterious, ethereal, almost supernatural quality. There is something for the soul there as well as for the eye'. From The Guardian, http://ww...
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