Situated in the small town of Azzate, this former medieval settlement-turned-hotel has 12 individually designed rooms outfitted with antique touches—Oriental rugs, original marble bathrooms—as well as modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Elsewhere on the property, guests find 15th-century frescoes and lush courtyards and gardens. At the hotel’s restaurant, once a chemist’s shop, Chef Paolo serves up hearty Italian fare like sausage ravioli and baked yellow risotto, while the former post office serves as an intimate bar. For a special occasion, reserve the private dining room, complete with an antique fireplace.
Room to Book:
Need extra space? Book one of the Junior Suites, which have two floors.
Go to the top of the hotel's tower for views of Lake Varese and the Lombardy Alps.