Villa Porta



The history of Villa Porta begins in 1820 when, designed initially to be a hunting lodge, in the late 18th century was transformed into an inn by Leopoldo Casnedi.

Over the years, the villa has been embellished by rare plants collected by Mr. Porta, the subsequent owner and expert botanist, during his travels. Numerous illustrious figures have fallen in love with this villa and have contributed to enhancing its beauty with interventions that have shaped the 10,000 sqm park, the charming Liberty-style greenhouse, the picturesque marina, and the majestic “Villa Porta” mosaic that still today shows off on the rocky wall.


The Luz family’s history began in 1971 when Mr. Lothar from Stuttgart embarked on a significant transformation process, creating a luxury hotel named Camin Hotel Colmegna, with special attention paid to suite 107, known as “the fireplace”.

The location in Colmegna soon became a favored destination for both hotel and restaurant guests, and it was made famous for its quality and style. Over the last thirty years, the energy of Lara Luz, Lother’s daughter, rejuvenated the Villa.

Since 1994, Lara has been the heart and leader of the property, restoring its original name “Villa Porta” to emphasize the evolution of the villa and its commitment to excellence and respect for the original values.

This personal philosophy is now the company’s mission.

Here, experience and professionalism blend to create a concept of excellent modern hospitality while preserving a spontaneous and welcoming character.


The beauty and comforts are evident in the 30 cozy rooms of the Villa, in the delightful Charming Moment holiday homes, in the cozy Tower, in the elegant setting of the Tiffany Restaurant with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Colmegna, and last but not least, in the Limonaia Ballroom, inaugurated in 2023. The Limonaia Ballroom, with its open-air Skyline, represents the ideal backdrop for elegant occasions. Suspended between lake and sky, this place is an exclusive experience in the hospitality sector and proudly contributes to enhancing Lake Maggiore as a world-famous destination.

The gourmet dining experience completes the beauty of the landscape with a combination of traditional dishes and refined flavors, always strongly connected to the territory.


Colmegna, a charming village between the mountains and the calm waters of Lake Maggiore.
Our staff is waiting for you, ready to welcome you with a smile.

By car
from Milan: follow the A8 up to Gallarate, then the A26 (westbound), take the exit marked Vergiate, then follow SS394 to Luino
from Genova: take the A26 northbound, take the exit marked Vergiate, then follow SS394 to Luino
from Turin: take the A4 eastbound, when you get to Biandrate take the A26 northbound, take the exit marked Vergiate, then follow SS394 to Luino
from Switzerland: San Gottardo pass or San Bernardino pass, then follow Bellinzona Sud, then follow Luino

By plane
Non-stop flight are available from major Italian and foreign airports to Milan’s airports of Linate and Malpensa, just a few miles from the lake

By train (The railway station of Colmegna is 200 m far from the Hotel)
Milan – Domodossola – Geneva ⁄ Bern line with connections to Paris and London.
Zurich ⁄ Basel – Bellinzona – Locarno – Domodossola – Luino line with connections to Germany.

By boat
A regular service by “Navigazione del Lago Maggiore” links all towns along the shores of the lake using ships, hydrofoils and other boats.
You can reach us directly with your boat. Available for you buoys and a pier.


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