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Address: Orta San Giulio, Italy
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One of the smaller lakes but still big enough to enjoy adventures. Small beaches & lots village squares with cafes & restaurants

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

One of the smaller lakes but still big enough to enjoy adventures. Small beaches & lots village squares with cafes & restaurants

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Lake Orta is the smallest of the Italian lakes and also the hardest to be reached but it is worth the effort. Orta San Julio the main city is quite a picturesque town with beautiful scenery, small shops and quite a few restaurants. On a sunny day the view is just breathtaking and a stroll in the small streets of... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Orta San Giulio is a quaint italian town on Lago D'Orta. Interesting shops with artwork and hand-crafted jewelry and other items. Nice place for lunch on the lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The town is very touristy but quiets down in the evening. A Michelin star restaurant(La Locando) tucked away on the main street, was a great find and a superb meal. The presentation, flavors and service lived up to the Star rating.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The clearest, cleanest of all the Italian lakes. Very little in the way of commercialisation, just boats going between the main towns around the lake and of course to the Isola San Giulio. There is a 'Miami' beach at the south end but little else to interest children. Some pleasant walks in the area including a lakeside walk at Pettenasco.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Now I haven't spent as much time in Italy as I would have liked and I'm being to see what I've missed out on. Stayed here for a conference and the lake was the perfect backdrop to a lovely four days in the area. The waters were clear and towns pleasant and charming with plenty to see and sightsee. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Relaxed and great place for great food, wonderful wines, swimming and hiking. Mature crowd of visitors. I will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Absolutely wonderful location to spend a few days. Planned on staying 1 night ended up staying 4. Scenery, the lake, the town itself and the restaurants are all up there with the best. Very old location with plenty of history. Certainly worth a look. One of the highlights of a 42 night self managed driving holiday in Europe. Highly recommend.

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Rome, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My husband and I visited Lake Orta several years ago on our trip to the lakes region of Northern Italy. A short ferry ride transported us to The island of Isola San Guilio and allowed us to visit the Basilica of St. Giulio and a trip back in time. The scenery was beautiful, and the architecture of this impressive structure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Liked the amazing view. Untouched and very special area. Great for walking or doing dat trips around the beautiful lake area. You can drive to Como and Lake Maggiore. Disliked the walk back up the hill but worth it

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Address: Orta San Giulio, Italy
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