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Pella Village

| Lake Orta, Orta San Giulio, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Spent a week here with a group of friends, not only was the lake stunning but the people were friendly and the food was cheap and high quality. Completely out of the tourist loop, it's a gorgeous place if you are wanting a quieter time than Orta San Guilio

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Has it's own white sandy beach!!! You can also catch a boat to the island from here. There are a couple of eateries and a stunningly delicious ice cream bar. Lovely to walk around and admire the lake from a different angle.

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Wales U K
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We took a ferry from our hotel, Hotel Giardinetto, as it stops right outside. You can also take one from Orta san Guilio or Omegna or Pettenasco,places around Lake Orta. There are several places to eat. The restaurant painted grey by the landing stage in Pella is super for lunch and the ice cream cafe a little way further is... More

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West Yorkshire
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124 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Quite a quick visit so we only had time for a coffee and wandered around. Its all such a very beautiful area, quiet and unspoilt and so charming - even the boat trip was just gorgeous.Would have loved to stay a little longer to soak up the calm and tranquil atmosphere.

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Melrose, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We took the public ferry boat from Orta San Giullo to Pella. It stops at the little islands for the return trip. Return fare is a bargain 4.40 euro per adult. As you approach the piers in Orta San Giullo you will likely be approached by a smartly dressed water taxi man offering you their little cruise boat. He quoted... More

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We arrived by car and walked down to the village square where a young band were starting to tune up, stalls were being set up, locals were arriving with their dogs all for a good cause to raise awareness and funds for children in Africa. We walked along the lungolago past the 'Gnome' painted boulder, past various old photos of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Pella is a small village with an attractive waterfront lined with trees overlooking Lake Orta and Isola San Guilio. There are few tourists and it is very pleasant to have a coffee and watch the locals go about their day. There are pleasant walks from Pella to other villages in the area.

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Swansea
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13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Short boat ride across the lake from Orta. Nice promenade, with a lovely gelateria/ cafe on the front.Pella is a sleepy little place, almost untouched by tourists.

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Bresson, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

It is the second place where you can see the Island of Saint Giulio really close to your eyes. No noises and also more quiet, that is the very strong 'pro' point of that village.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We drove round the lake and up to the Madonna Del Sasso church (which is a must do trip the views are panoramic and spectacular) on our last day, stopping for our last meal at Pella, we ate at the harbour side restaurant that is right at the end of the quay, service was slow but the food was good... More

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