Arona, situated on the Lake Maggiore and in the heart of the city's historical center, you can find Usellini Palace and live a special experience, in an historical middle-class house.
The Palace offers 1 comfortable room in a very unique location.
The bath is very large with washbasin, bathtub and bidet.
Everybody is welcome; singles, copy, families with children from every country in the world!
A bit of history:
Old historic home, declare national monument in 1978 with direct alley of Architectural Heritage, built by Carlo Antonio Usellini in 1783 and designed by an unknown Dutch architect .
The oldest part of the House dates back to 1530. Used as a residence for nearly a century, in the early 1900s undergoes major restructuring to become summer residence.
The house has been featured in many of Gianfilippo Usellini paintings, and many different angles can be recognized in his works during XX century.
The Palace housed also Guglielmo Usellini, founder of the European Federalist Movement, together with Jean Monnet and Spinelli in the middle of XX century.
The house is still to these days inhabited by members of the Family Usellini.
Juan Carlos Usellini has restored the old sheds and carriages for horses to make home for his family.
A large courtyard is surrounded by three distinct buildings, the Palace itself, with a portico with columns of pink granite from Baveno supporting a broad terrace; the celebrations House, as a backdrop to the Italian garden, and the old stables.
The lake is just 30 meters away, with few equipped bathing facilities in the nearby area. From Arona you can take beautiful trips, by boat or by car, to Stresa, the Borromeo Islands and reaching even Switzerland.
During winter time, you can enjoy the full range of winter sports in the nearby mountains.
Usellini Palace can be reached by train along the Simplon line, by car and by plane: the airport of Malpensa is just 30km away.
Big families, like the host's family, are very welcome in the house!
The big garden is in share with others members of my family; they don't agree with public use; so be kind and make a discreet use of the garden, thank you.
We are in the ancient center of the town, in a pedestrian zone just close to the old port.
Usellini Palace can be reached by train along the Simplon line from Milano, Torino, Novara; by car and by plane: the airport of Malpensa is just 30km away. There are, taxi, bus and train from there to Arona.