Hotel Pironi

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Located in a 15th-century palace shaped like a boat prow, steps from the lakefront
  • It’s near the medieval town of Cannobio, with its cobbled streets & al fresco restaurants
  • The historic hotel is packed with original features, including tiled floors, domed ceilings & stunning frescoes
  • The hearty breakfast buffet is complimentary 

″One of the prettiest houses in the centro storico " -- Condé Nast Traveller

Map & Directions

The closest airport is Malpensa, a 90-minute drive away. There are regular bus services from the airport to Verbania ( From there, it’s a 30-minute drive to the hotel by taxi or local bus services ( The closest train stations are at Verbania, or Locarno in Switzerland, both a half hour drive away. If arriving by car from the north, take the A13 then follow signs for Locarno, Ascona and Cannobio. From the south, take the A26 and follow signs for Stresa, Verbania and Cannobio. There’s a free car park on site.

Rooms & Rates

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Located in an idyllic spot between Lake Maggiore and the medieval town of Cannobio, Hotel Pironi is a boutique hotel in a converted 15th-century palace, also formerly a Franciscan monastery. The wedge-shaped hotel has retained the impressive architectural structure of the original building, with domed ceilings, pillars, tiled floors and frescoes.

Lake Maggiore is the second longest lake in Italy, between the regions of Piedmont and Lombardy. Its position at the foot of the Alps allows plenty of opportunity for day trips. Regional highlights include the Val Grande National Park, the Borromeo islands, the Baroque palace and terraced gardens at Isola Bella, or the botanical gardens at Isola Madre.

As well as the sights of historic Cannobio, there are also golf courses, tennis courts, hiking and cycling routes within a 30-minute drive, plus a host of watersports on offer on the nearby beach.

The 12 rooms are individually decorated with antique furniture, offering views of the lake or Cannobio’s cobbled streets. All have satellite TV and mini bars, while several have air conditioning. A buffet breakfast is served in a fresco-adorned room, which has free Wi-Fi.

In the old vaults of the palace, you’ll find the Vizi e Sfizi restaurant and wine bar – the ideal spot for an aperitif, a leisurely lunch or a relaxing dinner, surrounded by cool, stone walls. There’s also a selection of al fresco restaurants and cafes a short walk away in the historic centre. 

From the press:

  • ″One of the prettiest houses in the centro storico - a wedge-shaped palazzo that looks like a medieval predecessor to New York's Flatiron Building″ -- Condé Nast Traveller

  • ″The pièce de la résistance is the exquisite breakfast room, listed as a national monument″ -- The Daily Telegraph



  • Newspaper / magazines


  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.80 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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