17 days in Formazza & Orta San Giulio Itinerary

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Formazza
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Formazza — 2 nights

Formazza is a comune in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 160km northeast of Turin and about 50km north of Verbania, on the border with Switzerland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lago dei Sabbioni. On the 8th (Sat), see human ingenuity at work at Lago dei Sabbioni, admire the sheer force of Cascata del Toce, then explore the activities along Lago di Morasco, then make a trip to Riale, and finally explore the activities along Lago Nero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): admire the engineering at Lago dei Sabbioni, indulge in some personalized pampering at Premia Terme, then take in the awesome beauty at Alpe Bettelmatt, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago del Toggia.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Formazza trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. In July, daytime highs in Formazza are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Orta San Giulio.
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Orta San Giulio — 14 nights

Orta San Giulio is a town and comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 100km northeast of Turin and about 40km northwest of Novara.The town itself is built on a promontory which juts out from the eastern bank of Lake Orta close to Isola San Giulio, an island which also falls within the municipal boundaries. Change things up with these side-trips from Orta San Giulio: Percorso Escursionable Balme (in Balme), Ceresole Reale (Colle del Nivolet & Lago Serru) and Lago Sirio (in Chiaverano). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Orta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, find something for the whole family at Ondaland, and steep yourself in history at Sacro Monte di Orta.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orta San Giulio visit planner.

Traveling by car from Formazza to Orta San Giulio takes 2 hours. Traveling from Formazza in July, you will find days in Orta San Giulio are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C).
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