Hotel Madonnina exudes an irrepressible rustic Italian charm, not to mention a warm welcome to its guests. Isabella Taylor visited the magnificent hotel for an exclusive tour

Since 1700, Hotel Madonnina has always been the perfect place for those travelling through Northern Europe and into Italy - its small wooden statue of a little virgin Mary (Madonnina) next to the hotel indicating a welcoming place to stay.

Located in Cantello, a quaint town in the province of Varese, about 30 minutes drive from Lake Como and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sacro Monte, the hotel’ location makes it ideal for those wanting to visit both the surrounding area and for those driving to Italy via the Gotthard Pass towards Tuscany, Umbria and destinations in the south. The facade of the hotel is decorated with wisteria ivy which blooms vibrant purple and white in the springtime and fills the air with a sweet and delicate scent. Each room is furnished with an elegant simplicity that showcases the antique style of the residence.

The courtyard where dinner is served in the summer, enchants all who enter, with its traditional candlelit cuisine.

The rooftop garden where a swimming pool overlooks the Swiss mountains and the historic town centre offers guests the perfect opportunity to wind down after a day’s sightseeing.

With its subtle and authentic charm, the Madonnina continues to cast its magic over all who visit, with an especially warm welcome guaranteed for those who return


Abode2 is offering one lucky reader the opportunity tow in an amazing two-night stay for two people at HotelMadonnina, this fabulous prize includes:

•Daily breakfast

•Evening dinner

Terms and conditions: Winners must be 18 years of age or older. Extra fees (incidentals, room upgrades) not included.

Winner must book and complete their stay before June 31st 2025.

Prize is not exchangeable for cash or other services



To enter, simply send your answer to the below question, your name, email address and contact number with the subject line ‘Madonnina’ to competition@abode2.com by March 29 2024.

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