Overlooking Lake Maggiore and sheltered in the intimacy of the Gulf of Colmegna, Villa Porta offers a unique setting where its souls come together in a unique setting of extraordinary charm.
A concept of hospitality that finds its ancient roots in the Italian hotellerie tradition and aspires to standards of excellence to offer Guests unforgettable experiences.
Nestled in its centuries-old Park, Villa Porta holds the milestones of a journey that began in 1820 when Leopoldo Casnedi converted his own cottage into an inn.
A 1857 publication tells us:
«[…] Colmegna, which is joined by the hamlets of Agra and Cassina Casneda (pop. 627). Very pleasant are these vicinities; there is considerable trade there of wood and coal; and here Mr. […] Casnedi has recently built, and with useful advice opened to the public a delightful little villa for the use of a hotel.».
In breve tempo l’albergatore impreziosì il parco della locanda con piante rare collezionate durante i suoi numerosi viaggi per il mondo.
Before long the innkeeper embellished the inn’s grounds with rare plants collected during his many travels around the world. Several illustrious people fell in love with the place, including Queen Victoria’s Captain of the Guards, Sir Henry Winne, and Engineer Porta, whose passion for botany and beauty gave additional space to the corner of paradise where the mosaic with the inscription VILLA PORTA still stands today.
In this wonderful vastness of 10,000 square meters of lush nature, romantic paths, the original period Greenhouse and a picturesque little harbor are appreciated.
Since 1971, the property has belonged to the Luz Family, who, with Lothar Luz, an engineer from Stuttgart, began a process of transforming the structure, moving toward a curated and welcoming hospitality service, inspired by the elite tourism of the charming Belle Époque period of Lake Maggiore.
He chose the name Camin Hotel Colmegna, due to the fireplace in room 107 and the location in tiny Colmegna, which became a popular destination for hotel and restaurant Guests.
Instead, the last three decades shine under the solar energy of Lara Luz, daughter of Engineer Lothar, who has been the heart and leader of the Property since 1994. To her we owe the decision to return to the name Villa Porta to emphasize the evolution of a structure that aims for service excellence without forgetting the values of its origins.
A personal philosophy, today a corporate mission.
The Team’s commitment and passion are manifested every day in their ability to pamper Guests to offer a unique and special experience.
Relais Villa Porta
The poetry of places is still reflected in the mirrors, furnishings and finishes of the 30 refined rooms of the Relais Villa Porta for stays of comfort and relaxation. With an offer of suites and junior suites, plus, emotion and superior rooms as well as family rooms, the structure welcomes and amazes different types of guests.
The Charming Moment holiday homes, moments of relax with freedom and elegance. A wide choice of houses and flats overlooking the lake or in the heart of the historic centres of Colmegna and Luino .
The elegance of the Tiffany Restaurant, in the areas of the Panoramic Terrace and the Veranda, offers an ideal setting for special moments to remember, while the Brasserie, opened in the 2021 season, offers a more informal atmosphere in its space by the lake.
Opened in the 2021 season, the Brasserie has already conquered its space with its youthful character. Right by the lake shore, this location is ideal for more informal moments between Sunday brunches, aperitifs with friends and pleasant breaks during boat trips.
For a special moment, a day to remember, an unmissable occasion, we are waiting for you here at Villa Porta, in the heart of the Gulf of Colmegna, Lake Maggiore.
Limonaia is an exclusive location overlooking the lake, carved out of the rock and protected by the tranquillity of the centuries-old Villa Porta Park, where the green vegetation is reflected in the calm waters of the lake.
Villa Porta is today a concept of hospitality, part of an ambitious project through which we tell different ways to take care of our Guests.
the excellence of hospitality in the lakeview Villa with its rooms and charming suites made for a pampering and relaxing stay.
Holiday Homes/Apartments in pure Villa Porta style to enjoy the beauty of Lake Maggiore. A unique and dedicated service, to free guests from any constraints.
Very special moments in a picture where flavours of our land are fused with elegance and precious details
an uncommon ambient to live unique moments with frends by the lake s shore.
Last star of the group, a stunning location made for special events with a hint of charming elegance.
One brand, many souls, one mission: give life to charming, unforgettable moments.