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« Piedmont and Lombardia have 9 Sacred Mounts, two very close to Villa Crespi. Orta’s Sacro Monte (800 metres from the hotel) traces the most important episodes St Francis’ life in 20 chapels shown in life-sized theatrical scenes, Renaissance masterpieces of remarkable beauty set in the pine wood overlooking the lake and medieval village of Orta San Giulio. The very first and most powerful Sacro Monte is 45 minutes away in Varallo, the New Jerusalem, marking the dramatic events of Jesus’ life and death there ».
« My kitchens are my life, 24/7, but I dedicate an hour to my love for water whenever I can. Lake Orta is full of fish, and I love fishing, so I take my rod to my favourite place for a little peace and quiet, but my family and some of my staff love the wakeboard and wakesurf opportunities here, in one of Europe’s cleanest lakes and one of the finest in Italy for these sports. We organize these experiences for our guests to enjoy ».