In Orta San Giulio, on Lake Orta, there is a place where the flavours move from North to South of the Bel Paese, in a harmonious and faultless fusion. The place is called Villa Crespi, a refined setting in Moorish style with stuccoes and inlays, arousing wonder in all who pass by. Antonino Cannavacciuolo, with his wife Cinzia Primatesta, established a spectacular location here, which in 2019 celebrated twenty years of charm, refined cuisine and courteous self-assurance. Originally from Campania and now Piedmontese by adoption, the chef brings a myriad of colours from his home town of Vico Equense while pursuing the true rigour of the lands of Novara. The result is a creative, exciting and deeply-engaging Mediterranean cuisine, which moves in one bite from local cheeses to fresh catches from the Mediterranean, while maintaining an impeccable taste balance. A signature style that has its roots in wide-ranging traditions whose common thread is a story involving the top-quality raw materials as its main protagonists, managed with skilful techniques and aesthetic precision. The fourteen rooms, with a minaret towering over them, warmly wrap the guests in absolute comfort transporting them into an Arabesque environment in the bat of an eyelid.