Hotel San Rocco
Orta San Giulio, Italy
The Hotel San Rocco, superbly set right on the edge of magical Lake Orta, is within walking distance of just about everything in this picturesque little town. A former 17th century nunnery, the hotel has been beautifully restored and renovated over the years and now offers 80 spacious and stylishly furnished guest rooms with all the modern amenities. The welcoming swimming pool is the perfect place to relax and take in the views; beside it are steps leading down to the lake for those who prefer a freshwater swim. Don’t miss having a late afternoon drink on the waterfront terrace—a nice way to enjoy Italy’s la dolce vita.