We spent just one night here at the end of a two-week trip. I chose it because of its location within easy driving distance of Malpensa airport and would recommend it for first/last night if that is your airport. However, it would also be well-suited for a longer visit if you are visiting the lake area or Milan but don't want to stay in the city.
This was the second agriturismo lodging in Italy that we used this time, and it was by far the better of the two, particularly in terms of the bed comfort. Our large, tidy, clean room was on the third floor, with views out front and back. Sadly, we were not there long enough to enjoy the day bed and comfy chair and desk, but we had a totally quiet night for sleeping.
The property has horses, chickens, turkeys, dogs, and cats (Margie is also a vet). The tiny church is a charming and unique place to have breakfast (and also has great acoustics!).
We had some difficulty finding it at first because we did not have a GPS, and I didn't notice at first that the property is actually outside of Paruzzaro (just west of Arona), not the town of Arona. GPS would probably be helpful if you do not have a detailed road map. Also take seriously the warning to drive slowly on the final approach road.
Margie is Canadian-Italian, and her Italian husband also speaks English, so you won't have communication problems with these friendly hosts. We especially appreciated Margie providing some Kaopectate for my husband the morning we left!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cascina Incocco, a historic countryside residence, is immersed in 10 enchanting hectares of green hills five minutes above Lake Maggiore in Arona, easily accessible to Malpensa airport. This oasis of tranquility has been completely renovated with modern amenities, transforming Incocco into a working farm with B&B. Accommodations entail the original manor, stables and an exquisite chapel converted for guest relaxation. Rooms retain many original features and are furnished with "Hastens" Swedish beds. Kilometers of woodland trails surround the property ... more less