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Address: | Lake Orta, Orta San Giulio, Italy
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Quiet and very pretty

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2014
helen h
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Travelled by ferry here. It is a quiet pretty village with a walk beside the lake. There are some restaurants here and some interesting buildings but it is not a place for a long visit.

Thank 30sunny
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

There is nothing beyond the pleasant façade of the village but the ice cream at " torre vecchia" is worth the detour and if you are feeling romantic, the two restaurants on the front will deliver.

Thank simari
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Quite a built up town at the end of the lake. Pouring with rain on our visit so did not see it at its best. Took the boat there from Orta.

1 Thank RobertaBarbara
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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

Thank conorm99
Norwich, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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.

Thank helen h
Wales U K
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

1 Thank ErylWalesUK
West Yorkshire
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358 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 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.

Thank LadyDianaIsabella
Melrose, United Kingdom
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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 

4 Thank Arianne1985
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38 reviews
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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 

Thank Chris B
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.

1 Thank VAS2112

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