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Lake Orta, Orta San Giulio

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Lake Orta is dotted with romantic buildings that are reflected in the water. The lake's cool, clean waters are likely what's left of a retreating glacier. Walk along the lake's shores and find activities both on and off the water. Travel to the southern or northern end of the lake by train. You can stay in hotels in either area. Arrange to visit Lake Orta and other attractions in Orta San Giulio using our Orta San Giulio trip planner.
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  • Lake Orta enchanted me by its otherworldly simplicity, isolation, winding path and that deep misty shade of blue that washed over the whole scene. It is less touristy than Como and has the added... 
    Lake Orta enchanted me by its otherworldly simplicity, isolation, winding path and that deep misty shade of blue that washed over the whole scene. It is less touristy than Como and has the added...  more »
  • one of our favourite spots - coming back every two years to take in the scenery and visit the local eateries and restaurants. We prefer to visit in off season when the place is quiet and the hordes.....  more
    one of our favourite spots - coming back every two years to take in the scenery and visit the local eateries and restaurants. We prefer to visit in off season when the place is quiet and the hordes.....  more »
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  • Fantastic location for a long weekend. Plenty to do, we took a water taxi over to the Isola San Guilio fo a look round. The town of Orta is really lovely with some nice bars and restaurants with a number looking over the lake. A number of quirky shops and ice cream bars. If your feeling energetic take a walk upto the Sacro Monte di Orta area, lots of interesting chapels to see. Lovely place.
  • I visited at the beginning of the year. Summer kind of very busy 😵 I imagine. It is one of the 10 best Italian hamlets (borghi) dating back the sixteen century, for not going back to the Neolithic on the Lago D'orta . The large historic areas is pedestrian. The location is reachable by train from Novara (Orta Miasino). Food and wine are part of the great Piedimont cuisine, Bagna Cauda, Barolo, Bonet. Great trekking and MTB tours. Cannot be missed.

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