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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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Wales U K
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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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
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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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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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Crassier, Suisse
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Small town right in front of Orta. From there you can also view the Island of San Guilio but doen's look as good vs. Orta. The town itself has nothing special but had an excellent pizza at the small port. Just a nice sightseeing tour if you want to get out of Orta for a few hours. Apparenly during July-August... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

San Giulio gets crowded with bus trips. They don't go to Pella and its setting is equally - possibly more picturesque than San Giulio. Buy a day rover ticket on the larger boat and stop off at the island and Pella

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