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Address: Orta San Giulio, Italy
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4-Day Italian Lakes and Verona Tour from Milan

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Enchanted lake

Small but wonderfull lake...so quiet and poetic. Nature was generous with this place. Walking on the small streets along the lake is so relaxing....beauty is everywhere. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Small but wonderfull lake...so quiet and poetic. Nature was generous with this place. Walking on the small streets along the lake is so relaxing....beauty is everywhere. We went by boat on the lake and we had a lot of fun. We were just sorry not to have the time to stop and stay onn one of the small ,typical hotels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We took a day trip to Maggiore and were so glad we had chosen Orta for our 4 day stay in the Italian lake area. It is touristy on the weekend but during the week, save the occasional busload that arrives, it's pretty laid back and oh so picturesque.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

There's not a lot to do, but the town is very quaint and charming. The island is interesting but won't take long to visit. It's a great place to unwind after a busy trip

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Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We liked the lake,our dog loved it lol:-) She took a dip at the beach that is right after the small port after the damp.It's a habitat to a fine bird population and we did see a fish or two:-) the waters look really clean too.There is a path along side the lake, so you can take a stroll

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The laker and its surroundings should not be missed. Just magnificent! The town offers lake cruises and an island visit that is a once in a lifetime experience in and of itself.

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Omegna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Lake Orta and it's surroundings are a hidden paradise between the mountains; pearl of the Lake is San Giulio Island a stunning medical location to visit! As the Telegraph reported, this small and hidden lake is the most romantic and stunning of them all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very quiet compared to the other lakes and really an older couples holiday but absolutely full of fun and charm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

As some other visitors already mentioned, Lake Orta and it's small town is a good point to travel around and visit many attractions of the area. We stayed 5 days in a 3 star hotel which was fairly good, found many attractions and enjoyed some very good dinners. The overall price was much cheaper then we would have paid in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Lake Orta is one of the smaller and less known lakes Its natural beauty, sorrounded with mountains, still water, a small island, all make for memorable scenery. Orta is less known on the tourist trail, and therefore less traffic to contentd with. pleasant walks from and around San Giulio the hotels are good

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Although Orta is a lovely place to visit, beware of parking violations. We visited in June of 2013 (only option in review was Dec. in 2013, but we were there in June of 2013) and just now were presented via registered mail with a traffic violations for 120 Euros! We had already paid 40 Euros to the Rental Car Company... More 

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