Villa Paradiso was built by a wealthy Milanese entrepreneur as a holiday home in 1890. He lived partly in Milan and partly in London and spent his free time at Villa Paradiso. The Villa was named “Paradiso” due to the extraordinary views of the Lake from every part of the terraced terrain. The Villa was built in several stages and the construction took place over a period of more than 10 years.

The 3,500 m² garden consists of more than 10 stone terraces. Each of these stone terraces was hand - built by local artisans - without cement. The original Villa consisted of two buildings. The Villa Paradiso, which served as the main dwelling for the owner on the terraced slopes, and the Casa Paradiso built on a plateau below the Villa which was primarily used for servants and livestock.

Due to financial difficulties, the original owner was forced to sell the Casa Paradiso in 1933. In 1941, the main residence Villa Paradiso was also sold. The subsequent owners were of German origin and used the residence primarily as a holiday home.

Over the past 100 years, a few simple structural changes have been made to the Villa Paradiso. That said, very few changes have been made to the Casa Paradiso and the house retains much of it’s original structure and charm.

In 2013, the Villa Paradiso was acquired by it’s present owners and rebuilt with the objective of retaining the Villa’s timeless charm and dignity as well as updating all electrical, plumbing, heating, insulation and foundation of the entire building including the garage and Serra. The first two floors of the Villa have been designed as Guest Rooms to be rented out during the Summer Season.

The renovation of the 100-year old building and the extensive grounds, took more than two years to complete. Today this historic villa has been completely updated with modern technology and a cozy interior on each of the three floors to enhance the vacation of the Villa’s Guests.

Villa Paradiso
Villa Paradiso
Villa Paradiso
Villa Paradiso
Villa Paradiso

The approximately 3,500 m² large garden of Villa Paradiso extends over several terraces along the hill. The garden has a length of circa 120 m from east to west along the hill and allows unique views of Lake Maggiore and the old village of Cannero Riviera. Winding paths and a mountain stream run through the colorful gardens.

There are an abundance of different plants and trees, such as olive trees, grapevines, camellias, magnolias, kiwis, apricots, cherries, apples, pears, kumquats, grapefruit, lemons and many more.

Guests can wander through the gardens or simply sit on one of the terraces or under the long pergola covered by grapevines and comfortably enjoy the view while reading a book or taking a siesta.

From the garden below the Villa, Guests can reach the old footpath that leads to the old village of Cannero Riviera (about a 10 minute walk downhill).

Villa Paradiso
Villa Paradiso
Villa Paradiso
Villa Paradiso
Villa Paradiso

Our Guests can decide whether to swim in the lake or swim in the pool located directly behind the Villa with breathtaking views over the lake.

The pool measures 8 x 4 mt and is equipped with a salt water system heated by solar energy panels located on the rooftop of the Villa.

Located next to the pool is a solar shower to rinse off or just to get wet.

Above the pool is a bio sauna, which can be used as a steam room as well as a classic sauna. Next to the sauna there is a shower with both cold and warm water.

Since the sauna has limited capacity, we ask our Guests to kindly make reservations in advance.

Villa Paradiso
Villa Paradiso
Villa Paradiso
Villa Paradiso

Each room has a private balcony or terrace. All balconies and terraces have individual awnings, chairs and a dining table. On the first floor terraces, full-length lounge chairs are provided. On the second floor balconies, semi-reclining chairs are provided.

More details can be found in each room description.

Villa Paradiso
Villa Paradiso

The Main Entrance to the Parking Lot can be accessed from Via Panoramica. Guests will receive an access card at the reception which allows them to open the main care entrance gate as well as the three garden gates leading to the hiking paths. On the way from the parking area to the villa (about 30 meters), our guests will encounter stunning views across the lake and enjoy the colorful array of flowers in the garden.

Villa Paradiso
Villa Paradiso