I was doing a retreat here last week and had a great time. Weather & food were great, friendly staff and a blissful, joyful and grounding nature energy. The infrastructure is rather basic but suitable. Seminar rooms are very beautiful; we worked in the Dome and the Pavilion rooms. And they have a huge outdoor pool, which we all used for our morning swims after meditation - best way to start the day! The team prepared a fire ceremony for us and I saw that they also do swetlodges. Food buffet was lovely, fresh and vegetarian food. Some produce come from their own organic gardens. We did lovely excursions to the waterfalls, mount mottarone and the unesco heritage site sacro monte. Orta village 10min away at the lakeside is straight out of a movie; stunning to have a gelato on the mainsquare.
Amazing place to retreat, learn, and meet interesting people -from all over the world. An inspiring energy all over this area. A spacious property with terraces, forest, and a huge swimming pool, with a deck... all invite to rest, meet others, do seminars, learn, and share.
I stayed here for 4 weeks as part of Centro's Working Guest programme and it is definitely one of the most beautiful areas I've ever visited. Centro is about 1.5 hour's train ride out of Milan, situated overlooking the majestic Lake Orta. If you have spare time, you can take hikes, swim/paddle in the lake, practise yoga or other exercise in the dome, or relax by the pool and enjoy the surroundings. The food is served buffet-style, fully vegetarian and very tasty. There is also a Conad supermarket about a 15 minute walk away. It is really popular with groups who stay here for seminars and retreats. To the team at Centro, thanks for everything - I hope to be back someday soon :)
I stayed in centro 2 times, each times it was truly amazing experience.
Located on the hill with mind-blowing views and most helpful staff ever!
Fantastic pool, and great rooms!
10/10 would recommend!
I was here for the third time and always returned with highest expectations, twds. lodging, food and surrounding. To be honest, I was never disappointed, in the contrary, the expectations were more then met, every time.
Lodging: I like the simple rooms with incredible view onto the lake and the garden in front. Short ways to the facilities and the pool, which is so nicely refreshing in the summer heat.
Food: the food is very tasty, simple and a lot, I always eat too much. They provide breakfast, lunch and dinner as buffet, with vegetables, salad, pasta and fruit. As vegetarian I am more then pleased, cos that's the way they cook here. NO MEAT👍.
Staff: all of them, the regulars, longtimers or the temporarily and newbies are so helpfull, nice and easy going. They are all interesting personalities from all over the world, it is so nice to talk to them and knowing to have them around.
Location: it is remote, that's what makes it unique. With a car no problem to find and get there. By train a bit more effort, but if you call in advance, they support you to get the travel organized from the train station up the hill.
Once again: thanks so much to the staff: Viramo for the delicious food. Micheal for the coffee and the talk at the bar. Katharina and Kaoli and all the other ones who really do everything to make the stay so enjoyable. GRAZIE MILLE A TUTTI!
CI VEDIAMO ALLA PROXIMA!