Certificate of excellence

Here are some reviews of the international guests of the bed and breakfast “il giardino sul lago” in Orta San Giulio. If you want to read more, you will find them on and on our page on facebook. You will not find us on or TripAdvisor. Book here now!

The view from your balcony.

“Our week at Il Giardino was so relaxing that leaving was extremely difficult. The location and the very spacious, scenic and airy room with 2 sets of French doors opening to the balcony and lake, on the 2nd floor, has got to be the best in Orta. While the website photos are excellent and were probably the main reason we booked at Il Giardino, they just don’t do justice to being there. So many of the other hotels and B&Bs in Orta seemed very minimalist and contemporary in furnishings as opposed to more traditional furnishings in Il Giardino which for this “mature couple” was a big plus. After more than a month we are still talking about our new friend, Antonella, and her warm and relaxing hospitality, not to mention her excellent English for those of us who wish we could speak Italian but don’t. We look forward to a return trip to see her and to once again relax at Il Giardino and Orta S’Guilio. Grazie Mille, Antonella!” – Keith and Nancy on

“The room could not have a more beautiful outlook. It is in a very convenient location to restaurants but is very quiet. The owners are very generous, helpful and interesting. The breakfast is excellent.” – Virginia on

The view of the Isle of San Giulio.

“Il Giardino sul Lago was our favorite of several B&Bs on a recent trip to the Italian lakes: incredibly lovely, beautiful, quiet, and relaxing, perfect for a romantic stay in the small and uncrowded Orta San Giulio. We can’t wait to go back. The room is large and lit exceedingly well by two large French doors that face the lake; outside, a large balcony gives you spectacular views of Isola San Giorgio and the sunset. B&B owner Antonella was extremely friendly and accommodating, and speaks excellent English; she took us on a small tour of the building itself, which is large and charming and filled with books. The building is perfectly located just within Orta San Giulio for easy walks to Sacra Monte or the ferry to Isola San Giorgio, as well as into town for dinner; it’s also very close to Stresa for a day trip to the Borromean Islands.” – Malcolm on

“È un posto magnifico e molto speciale. Un terrazzino con vista fantastica e degli osti rari e gentili, per un bellissimo viaggio tra natura e cultura.” – Carlotta on

“Struttura bellissima, proprio in riva al lago, con vista sulla suggestiva isola di San Giulio. La camera è pulita e ben curata, arredata in modo ricercato e molto caratteristico. Proprietari gentili e disponibili. Assolutamente consigliato per un weekend di relax ed evasione!” – Veronica on

“Tutto ciò per cui vale la pena vivere trova la sua culla in questo luogo. Se la bellezza salverà il mondo bisogna correre qua da Cesare ed Antonella, nella loro casa affacciata sul lago cornice perfetta di un quadro dalle molteplici sfumature dal variopinto giardino pochi passi ti portano in piazza dove l’isola di San Giulio ti sorprende e ti mozza il fiato, atmosfera d’altri tempi di sera. Noi due e la nostra piccola di 5 anni due giorni di serenità immersi in questo capolavoro di umanità e natura!” – Stefano on

“Il B&B è stupendo e si affaccia direttamente sul lago. La signora Antonella è molto gentile e disponibile a soddisfare le esigenze dei clienti.” – Margherita on facebook

Breakfast in the garden.

“Séjour parfait. L’emplacement est idéal, au bord du lac et proche de la place centrale (bars, cafés, restaurants, magasins), la vue est magnifique, la chambre est tout confort, très grande et au calme. De nombreux guides et brochures touristiques sont disponibles dans la chambre, ce qui est très appréciable. Nous avons passé un moment magique et espérons vite y retourner. Antonella est discrète et très délicate, l’accueil a été parfait.” – Delphine on

“Wir waren bereits das vierte Mal am Giardino sul Lago (mit Kindern!), und damit ist wohl alles gesagt: Ein sehr schöner Ort, direkt am See mit wunderschöner Aussicht, wunderbare Gastgeber, sehr einzigartiger und origineller Ort (Haus, Garten, See, Antonella & Cesare…). Wir hoffen, dass wir bald wieder hin können!” – Tomas on

“Superpension. Tolle Lage, das Zimmer mit See und Bergaussicht, das Haus ein Kleinod, vor allem für Leute die Bücher lieben. Die Betreiber sehr liebe Leute. Hätte nichts Besseres finden können.” – Georg on

Book now!


2018 Italian Touring Club award for the best “BIKE HOTEL” in the North-West of Italy