7 days in Orta San Giulio & Turin Itinerary

7 days in Orta San Giulio & Turin Itinerary

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Orta San Giulio
— 3 nights
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Turin
— 3 nights
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Orta San Giulio — 3 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. Get a sense of the local culture at Varallo and Castello di Issogne. Step off the beaten path and head to Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie and Orrido di sant'anna. Get out of town with these interesting Orta San Giulio side-trips: Cascata del Toce (in Formazza), Sacro Monte (in Varallo) and Castello di Verres (in Verres). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Parco della Rocca Borromea and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacro Monte di Orta.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Orta San Giulio journey planner.

London, UK to Orta San Giulio is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in May, you will find days in Orta San Giulio are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turin.
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Turin — 3 nights

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda and Castello Sarriod de La Tour. Visit Castello della Manta and Villa della Regina for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello Reale di Sarre (in Sarre), Criptoportico Forense (in Aosta) and Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis (in Vicoforte). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orta San Giulio to Turin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Orta San Giulio in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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