Il Sole di Ranco

Lake Maggiore, Italy

Duplex Lake View room

Lake Maggiore

Standard room

Escape to a charming hotel on the edge of stunning Lake Maggiore, with breakfast, late check-out, welcome treats, optional dinner and more included

With its shimmering surface and dramatic mountain scenery all around, Italy's ribbon-like Lake Maggiore makes for a magical and mystical destination. Add to this a magnificent medieval fortress and a host of ornate villas and you have the recipe for a fairytale experience. An attraction in its own right is the intimate Il Sole di Ranco hotel, perfectly positioned on a hillside on the shores of the lake. Here, you can expect a dash of old world charm, some good old-fashioned hospitality and a certain quirky edge.

Favoured by Milan's aristocracy from as far back as 1850, the tiny village of Ranco was known for its panoramic views and excellent fishing. They used to stay at Il Sole di Ranco when it was a small and simple inn with only seven rooms, revelling in the sunny aspect of its lush green gardens. Today you too can meditate on the scenic beauty from the panoramic outdoor pool, complete with decked sun terrace, while other modern additions are a sauna and steam room.

Elsewhere, take a pleasant stroll along the lake shore before enjoying a tasty repast in the gourmet restaurant. With only 14 guestrooms the hotel's exclusive ambience remains, and attentive personal service is assured from the friendly family who run the place. With all this in its favour, the hotel effortlessly garnered a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

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