We are located on the enchanting lakeside of Cannobio, next to the Sanctuary of the Holy Pietà and just a few steps from the pier, the perfect base to fully enjoy the treasures of our region, from the mountains to the lake, from shopping to art, culture, and cuisine.
The history of Il Portico is closely linked to the Sanctuary and the Miracle of the Holy Pietà. It was established in 1989 through the renovation of the Pilgrim’s House, which was originally built in the 1970s to accommodate the numerous faithful visiting the Sanctuary.
Several features that still remain in Il Portico today recall its origins: the recently restored large paintings from the early 18th century that depict the Miracle’s story, the vaulted ceilings of the dining room converted from the Sanctuary’s cellars, the stained glass windows in the living room that offer an unparalleled view, the understated lines, spacious common areas, and the sound of bells that mark the passing of time throughout the day.
Our 45 rooms, available in various types and categories, are located in the three buildings that make up Il Portico. You can enjoy a marvelous lake view, a characteristic view of the narrow streets of the historic center, or the beautiful garden of Villa Pianta. This peaceful and charming residence from the late 18th century, skillfully renovated, has been part of our offering since 2000 and overlooks the quaint streets of Via Castello in Cannobio with its lovely garden.