A tiny and charming ground floor of a guesthouse, fully equipped, dating back to late ‘800, just restaured, in a garden of camellias, villa Anelli, with view on lake Maggiore. it is only reachable via feet. The romantic veranda, with glass walls, faces camellias blooming in springtime and winter, green during summer. It seems an english cottage, perfect for a couple with a son. The beds are a king one and eventually an extra bed.
The guest house, recently restaured, dates back to late '800. It is a tipical building of the area, characterized by exposed beam ceilings and an antique decor; it can accommodate two people, plus one, and includes a bedroom, a private bathroom and a living room/veranda with a small kitchen. A natural oasis in which to relax, it is located in the historic garden of Villa Anelli in Oggebbio, on the Lake Maggiore. Close to the Swiss side of the lake, the village is easily accessible. Private parking is available on the main square, but the guesthouse is only accessible by feet. The airport in Malpensa is one hour away, whereas Milan and Turin are one hour and a half away. Public buses lead in and to the train station of Verbania Pallanza daily. There is the possibility to rent also the first floor, which is available in another announcement here on Airbnb.
Our guest are more then welcome to relax in the garden, looking at the labelled camellias mother plants. Charming table and chairs are disposed under the bamboo area, facing the camellia arboretum and the lake at the backgrounf. They can also pick the vegetable garden fuits. Our guests can access indipendently from the main gate, with an illuminated path at night.
Interaction with guests
Accordingly to our family needs (we have two sons, Carlo aged 6, and Fiammetta aged few months) we'll be more than glad to meet our guests and show them the lake at its best. We'll give suggestions of visits of other nearby privat historical gardens, or delicious restaurants to enjoy traditional and affordable food; contacts for discover the lake as fishing at dawn, riding horses. Lots of advice and support on activities to make your stay memorable, such as the place deserves.
Other things to note
The garden is amazing is romantic english style, with a little creek on a steep valley: we recommend people to pay attention at the paths and wear comfortable shoes while in the garden.
Our guest are more than welcome in inviting friends and share with them the pleasure of the place. We ask to respect the garden and the guesthouse, not to smoke inside the house and to selective the household waste.
Andrea Corneo, who was born and raised in the garden of Villa Anelli, is one of the top experts in Italy on Camellias. Being passionate for botany, he holds a degree in Agriculture, and is currently the president of the Italian Society of Camellias. He will be the one to tell you about the curious history of this place, and the various techniques that we use to grow the camellias. He loves mountain biking and exploring the nature with it. He travelled all over the world seeking for plants and not only for leisure!
Orsola Poggi Corneo, Andrea’s wife, was born in Verona and now is awfully in love with camellias and this beautiful area: she’s discovering more and more Lake Maggiore and she’ll infect you as well with her passion of the lake, good healty food, camellias and EggArt (eggshell decoration). She is a member of the International Art Guild and the World Egg Artist Association. Her occupations include teaching and artistic crafts.
They have two little children, Carlo Annibale aged 6 and Fiammetta just born. The kids follow their parents everywhere.
They live beetween Milan and Oggebbio.
Andrea Corneo è nato e cresciuto nel giardino di Villa Anelli, è uno dei massimi esperti Italiani di Camelie. Laureato in Agraria, è un botanico, un vero cacciatore di piante, ed è il presidente della Società Italiana della Camelia. Sarà lui a narrare la curiosa storia di questo giardino e le tecniche di coltivazione della camelia. E' ciclista di mountain bike e sa tutto di luoghi segreti dell'alto lago Maggiore.
Orsola Poggi, moglie di Andrea, veneta, è una grande entusiasta del lago Maggiore: lo sta scoprendo sempre di più, e contagerà anche voi con le passioni di qui: il buon cibo sano, il bel vedere andando a zonzo, le camelie e l'EggArt (decorazione di gusci di uova).
Membro della International Art Guild e della World Egg Artist Association, si occupa di didattica ed artigianato artistico.
Hanno due bimbi piccoli: Carlo Annibale e Fiammetta, che li seguono dappertutto.