Phone us  01392 441245  |  E-news sign up
& weddings
Honeymoons and weddings abroad are tailor-made by Expressions Holidays. Contact us for a range of honeymoon and wedding destinations around the world and an amazing choice of honeymoons from island-hopping to visiting cultural sites.

With Authentic Experiences from Expressions Holidays you enter a world of genuine holiday and travel experiences within the framework of one of our tailor-made holidays, be its significance culture, gastronomy, wine appreciation, wildlife, sports or special occasions.

Expressions Spas opens a world of tailor-made spa holidays that allows you to choose according to region, type of treatment desired, product type and recommends for your party type, whether it be for couples, singles or perhaps mothers and daughters travelling together.

Expressions Families affords you an amazing choice of sophisticated resorts ideally suited to families in selected destinations worldwide. You can also choose according to required facilities in resort and we suggest holidays for families with grandparents and single parent families too.

Expressions Holidays offers you tailor-made rail holidays and journeys by train, including luxury trains, scenic journeys and classic rail tours.

Tailor-made journeys and tours for individuals and small groups to selected destinations around the world from Burma to Italy, from Vietnam to India.

Villa Aminta - Luxury holidays to the Italian Lakes

/uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 A/EXH695_EXH695 Villa Aminta Deluxe Room_A.jpg
/uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 A/EXH695_EXH695 Villa Aminta Entrance_A.jpg
/uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 A/EXH695_EXH695 Villa Aminta Hotel by Night_A.jpg
/uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 A/EXH695_EXH695 Villa Aminta Patio_A.jpg
/uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 A/EXH695_EXH695 Villa Aminta Restaurant_A.jpg
/uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 A/EXH695_EXH695 Villa Aminta Tapestryroom_A.jpg
/uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 A/EXH695_EXH695 Villa Aminta Terrace With Tables and View_A.jpg
/uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 A/EXH695_EXH695New Image22122010_A.jpg
  • /uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 B/EXH695_EXH695 Villa Aminta Deluxe Room_B.jpg
  • /uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 B/EXH695_EXH695 Villa Aminta Entrance_B.jpg
  • /uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 B/EXH695_EXH695 Villa Aminta Hotel by Night_B.jpg
  • /uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 B/EXH695_EXH695 Villa Aminta Patio_B.jpg
  • /uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 B/EXH695_EXH695 Villa Aminta Restaurant_B.jpg
  • /uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 B/EXH695_EXH695 Villa Aminta Tapestryroom_B.jpg
  • /uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 B/EXH695_EXH695 Villa Aminta Terrace With Tables and View_B.jpg
  • /uploadedimages/Images/Italy/EXH695 B/EXH695_EXH695New Image22122010_B.jpg
  • About this holiday

    Overlooking Lake Maggiore and the border between Piemonte and Lombardia, the Villa & Palazzo Aminta stands with elegance and grace. The ornate flourishes of its public rooms and exterior detail lead on to more understated bedrooms. Relax before the formidable vastness of the lake in one of the soft sofas or armchairs, or dine in the conservatory of the restaurant with unimpeded views of the water. During the day, drive out into the diverse verdant countryside, or tour the waterside towns that outline Lake Maggiore.

    The journey and how you get there


    Welcome mineral water on arrival, minibar selection, fitness centre access, car parking, shuttle service to Stresa at scheduled times, free Wi-Fi and access to the Palazzo Aminta Camelio Grotto.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Milan Malpensa in Euro Traveller, hire-car and half board.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior Double or Twin room with park view. 
    From £1690 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers. 

    Special Offers

    • Honeymoon and Silver Anniversary Offer
      Any couples staying at the hotel on their honeymoon or their Silver anniversary will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine in their room on arrival. Non- combinable.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The Villa & Palazzo Aminta is a uniquely luxurious boutique five star hotel.

    Hotel description

    The Villa & Palazzo Aminta stands in its own gardens of azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons and ancient trees in the resort of Stresa with majestic lake views overlooking the famous Borromean Islands. The concept of the villa from the turn of the century has been remodelled and embellished with antique furniture, stuccos, chandeliers, precious wallpaper, arabesques and oriental arches. It exudes ornate luxury and has quite a lavish feel. The 71 rooms and suites likewise are highly decorative, many having Murano lamps or chandeliers and handmade frescoes. They open out onto terraces or balconies with impressive views over Lake Maggiore and the garden. The suites and junior suites are on the top floor of the hotel. The Villa & Palazzo Aminta has two restaurants, an outdoor pool and a private beach on the lake. The Villa & Palazzo Aminta has opened a signature spa and beauty centre, adding to the range of leisurely facilities available here.


    Stresa, Lake Maggiore

    Official star rating

    5 deluxe

    Annual opening

    23 March to 28 October

    Distance from airport

    About 45 minutes

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Villa Aminta offers 71 rooms with private bathroom, air-conditioning and heating, television, mini-bar, in room safe and WiFi
    Superior double or twin room with park view
    Deluxe double or twin room with lake view. 
    Junior Suite with lake view. 
    Flower Suite with lake view.
    Belvedere Suite with lake view.
    Suite Liz Taylor with lake view.
    La Borromea Suite with lake view.
    Deluxe Villa Aminta Lake view room. 

    Hotel facilities and services

    Swimming pool (open air), Gym, Signature spa and beauty centre, Fitness centre, Cycle hire, Lift, Bar, 2 Restaurants, Gardens, Terrace with bar and restaurant service, Cooking and cocktail making classes can be arranged, Private beach, Parking, 24-hour room service, Turndown evening service, Complimentary shuttle from Hotel to Stream six time a day at scheduled hours, Car parking, Wifi, Mooring buoy and garage space for a supplement, Dog friendly program, Babysitting.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Botanical gardens of Villa Taranto, Monte Rosa, Market in Stresa on Fridays and Verbania on Saturdays, Lake Orta, Ascona and Locarno in Switzerland. 

    Sports nearby

    Riding, Golf, Mini golf, Horseback riding, Tennis, Fishing, Sailing boats, Water sports.


    Children under the age of 2 stay free of charge when sharing with parents. They will be provided with a complimentary cot. Extra beds for older children can be added to selected rooms for a supplement. Family rooms and babysitting services are also available.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Small dogs are accepted at around Euros 35 per day (water and meals included).

    • BOOK NOW

      Complete a simple booking form and e-mail it to us.

    • CALL US 01392 441245

      We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.


      Let us know a convenient time to call you back to discuss your holiday.


  • Holidays of month

  • Italy

    Find out more about Italy

    Italy FAST FACTS

    There is a very good scattering of international airports in Italy, with the main ones being Venice, Pisa, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Naples, Genoa, Turin and Bari; on Sicily, Catania is served by several airlines from the UK and on Sardinia you fly to Cagliari or Olbia.
    Euro (£1 = Euro 1.30)
    Italy is roughly 650 miles long, but only about 100 miles wide
    60 million
    Average temperature
    Italy's temperature varies dramatically, from about 4 degrees in Turin in winter to 33 degrees in Sicily in summer, with snow year-round on the summits of the Pyrenees and Alps
    National holidays in Italy
    Some tourist attractions as well as banks etc may close on the following days:
    1 January
    6 January (Epiphany)
    Easter Monday
    25 April (Liberation Day)
    1 May (Labour Day)
    15 August (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    1 November (All Saints)
    8 December (Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    Christmas Day
    Boxing Day
    There are a number of local feast days that can affect conditions locally. In addition to the above days, museums are often closed on Mondays in Italy.


    • Rail holidays

      Rail holidays and train journeys, tailor-made.

    • Garden holidays

      Italian garden holidays and tours for individuals and small groups

    • Family holidays

      Visit our selection of tailor-made family holidays to selected hotels and resorts around the world.

    • Cookery holidays

      Tailor-made cookery holidays in Italy

    • Spa holidays

      Rejuvenating, relaxing, refreshing, good for the body and the soul; spa and well-being worldwide

    • Authentic experiences

      Our selection of authentic experience and special interest holidays.

    • Worldwide journeys

      Luxury tours for individuals around the world


  • New Marine Biology Centre at Kanuhura

    A new Marine Biology Centre as opened at Kanuhura in the Maldives.

    Find out more Read more

  • New Grand Suites for the Venice Simplon Orient Express in 2020

    Three new Grand Suites will be introduced for 2020 on the Venice Simplon Orient Express

    Find out more Read more

  • Six new Cinnamon suites at Mount Cinnamon

    Mount Cinnamon will be introducing 6 new Cinnamon suites in time for the festive season.

    Find out more Read more

  • Hotel Botanico introduces new Wellness Programme June 2019

    The Hotel Botanico in Tenerife is introducing a new ‘Slim and Wellness Programme’ from June 2019

    Find out more Read more

  • Luxury Al Andalus rail holiday departure dates 2020

    The luxury Al Andalus train departure dates for 2020

    Find out more Read more

  • Cookery Holidays at Eremo della Giubiliana Sicily

    The Eremo della Giubiliana has announced the themes for its cookery lessons

    Find out more Read more

  • New Family Aqua Park at the Westin Resort Costa Navarino

    The redesigned Aqua Park at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino opens end of April 2019.

    Find out more Read more

  • Creative Writing Holiday East Winds in St Lucia

    A week long Creative Writing Retreat at East Winds, November 2019.

    Find out more Read more