Hotel Pironi is housed in a 15th-century complex in Cannobbio, on the shores of Lake Maggiore. The rooms of this hotel, different from each other, feature antique furnishings and an atmosphere of refined elegance combined with modern amenities such as satellite TV, minibar and safe. The restaurant and wine bar, housed in the ancient cellars, is perfect for both aperitifs and dinners to be enjoyed between vaulted ceilings and stone or outdoor elements, under the frescoed portico.
Hotel Pironi History
In the historic center of Cannobio, a medieval village on the shores of Lake Maggiore, is the Hotel Pironi, recognizable from the entrance portico and the original "spear" façade that recalls the ancient bastions of a medieval fortress. In reality it is a fifteenth-century palace with a rather complex internal structure, due to the numerous changes in ownership that it underwent over time.
From some sources it is known that in the eighteenth century it became the home of the Pironi family, to whom we owe the splendid frescoes that decorate some rooms and a delightful loggia with cross vaults. Since the early nineties of the twentieth century, a skilful restoration directed by the architect Vietti of Milan and accomplished respecting the pre-existing architectural structure has been able to restore the charm of an old patrician house, to which is added the warmth of hospitality cordial to the Albertella family.
The hotel has rooms characterized by a sober style, combining rustic elements with elegant furnishings, with 17th and 18th century furniture, ceilings with wooden beams and terracotta floors. Some have a balcony overlooking the lake, others are on two floors and one includes the romantic porch overlooking an internal courtyard. The atmosphere is collected and very relaxed even in the common areas, among which stands out one of the rooms set up for breakfast, with only five tables, walls and ceiling entirely frescoed and original floors of the eighteenth century in terracotta and slate. A really nice way to start the day.