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Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 329 343 1378
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All reviews hidden gem few days stunning views day trip lovely place to visit medieval village shops and restaurants narrow streets malpensa airport beautiful area sacro monte the main square island of san giulio small island fell in love boat ride town
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a scenic nature lake. There are pathways along the road and lake where you can stroll into the town. Numerous restaurants and shops to amble through. So picturesque and the locals are very welcoming. Wonderful area. Numerous churches with lovely frescoes.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful small lake that is worth visiting. There are nice things to see on the small island and the city is very cute.

Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I spent two days at Lake Orta at the end of September. Needless to say we fell in love with it! It's an absolutely beautiful very little town right on the lake, extremely peaceful and ideal to relax. Cars are only allowed...More

Thank Giulia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've previously visited Lago Maggiore, Lago di Como, Lago di Garda and a bunch of little lakes in the Dolomites, so we thought we'd try Lago d'Orta. It's very pretty, a nice relaxed pace, little boats to the island and towns. We stayed in Orta...More

Thank Cameron S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful and peaceful body of water, able to match the stunning beauty of it’s more famous nearby lakes but with out the relentless hordes. Orta itself is a gem, with beautiful views and fascinating houses. The public ferry provides services to San Gullio island...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful lake framed by green hills and punctuated by beautiful chapels in every corner. The chapel on the island, is beautiful.

Thank 934sunitat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the village of Orta which is well worth a visit. You can park near the village but can’t drive into it unless you have a blue badge. It’s a short 7 or 8 minute walk to the village. Parking is €1 per...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many people have visited the Italian Lakes....Maggiore, Como, Garda....but not many have been to Orta. A much smaller lake than the others and for that reason more intimate. The market town of Omegna lies at the northern end, which is very beautifull to visit, but...More

Thank Mario S
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is the most delightful place, classy and unspoilt with beautiful views across the lake, vastly superior to the other Italian lakes, much quieter and less touristy but with some nice little shops and some excellent restaurants.

Thank Josephine E
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Shhhh! Don’t let the word get out that this is the lake to visit. Three words to describe it.... beautiful, tranquil, picturesque combined with friendly people. We will be back!

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Sarah M
31 March 2018|
Response from Bertil G | Reviewed this property |
There is a beach on the way towards Garda. I just passed by so I know not how it is. Probably there are more small beaches. The lake is quite long.
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19 February 2018|
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Response from DuschanT1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, thank you for your question. I presume you are considering to take this trip from Stresa which is closest. A Taxi usually is very expensive compared to a rental car. What is more, a rental you take and can use for the... More
Maureen D
29 June 2017|
Response from oscartime |
Lake Ledro near Garda is very clean great for swimming, life guards etc