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Address: Orta San Giulio, Italy
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$982*
and up
4-Day Italian Lakes and Verona Tour from Milan

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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.

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

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Haifa, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Israel
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Away from the hustle and bustle of Como or Magioire, but still plenty to do for a few days. The town has plenty of great restaurants and bars and not having to rely on the car fir a few days made a nice change.

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Coach excursion to Lake Orta from Stresa was unhappy experience as we were dropped at head of extremely steep, long descent by flights of steps and narrow, twisting paths to complete journey on foot. Warning of this difficulty should have been given, the descent and especially the ascent from the lake challenged all but the superbly fit.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

San Guilio d'Orta is a lovely small town on the lake with an interesting island that can be reached by boat to explore. The lake is small with several nice small towns and few tourists.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Less crowded than the larger lakes e.g Garda and Maggiore, but with impressive scenery. the town of Orta is well worth a visit as is the quaint little island of San Giulio. On the downside a more frequent water bus service from Pettenasco to Orta would have been appreciated.

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