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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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Lovely italian pittoresk lake

If you don't need Milan, if you just want some nice Italian people, a market and sun with clean nice water to bath in, this is the place to be! Close to piedmont as well if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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Malmo, Sweden

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Malmo, Sweden
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you don't need Milan, if you just want some nice Italian people, a market and sun with clean nice water to bath in, this is the place to be! Close to piedmont as well if you like wine!

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Nothing there except another church on the island of San Giulio. Not worth the effort. If you decide to visit there is a public boat. Peter M

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Sydney
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My brother got married here, so 40 friends and family descended on Lake Orta. It has to be one of the most amazing places to stay. The lake was just divine to swim in, the walks around the lake beautiful and the village itself was picturesque. Loved it.

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London, Canada
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Lovely place to visit. Do go to the little island with the monastery on it. It's not a long walk and not much to see, but the serenity is priceless as well as the views. You might even run into the priest. The cathedral is beautiful! There is nothing to eat on the little island, but lots of beautiful cafe's... More 

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Carterton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

such a charming lake with wonderful views all round and interesting villages. Lots of good hotels and eating places.

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Cleveland, Oh
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943 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is a small lake parallel and not far from Lake Maggiore. It is less stunning than the most famous Lakes, Maggiore, Como and Garda because is smaller, the mountains encircling it are smaller but nevertheless has its own beauty. It is far less touristic than the other lakes and this is another plus. There are many charming villages and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Orta San Giulio for two nights. It is a beautiful town and you can spend hours roaming the charming streets. Take a boat trip over to the island and visit the chapels in the local park. There are plenty of lovely restaurants. This is definitely one of my favourite Italian lakes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This stunning town faces the island of San Giulio and is well worth a visit. Little cobbled streets wind their way down to the main square which faces the island of San Giulio. For a few Euros you can catch a taxi boat to the island which takes 15mins to walk around. Make sure you visit the main church on... More 

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Paruzzaro, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

stunning sites, quaint town. a real taste of Italy. don't miss lake orta. cute towns, swimming on a beach. travel to the island in the center of the lake. it is all wonderful

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Much more approachable than the larger lakes. The view is beautiful from every angle. Isola San Giulio in the middle of the lake is picture perfect any time of the day.

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