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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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Beautiful place. Will be back! Locals extremely welcoming and accommodating . Good choice of bars and restaurants and stunning views everywhere you look!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place. Will be back! Locals extremely welcoming and accommodating . Good choice of bars and restaurants and stunning views everywhere you look!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was my second trip to the Italian lakes (combo being the first). Ok no sightings of George clooney's motorbike but the views over the lake more than made up for it. The town itself was also less touristy than around lake combo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visited Lake Orta for a friend's wedding. What a special place!! A beautiful romantic setting for the wedding but aside from that a very relaxing, picturesque town with beautiful cobbled streets and very reasonably priced bars and restaurants in the main square. Well worth a visit for a relaxing mini getaway!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

No doubt this 'smaller' lake is often overlooked by most visitors to the Italian Lakes region however its well worth visiting for the scenery. Orta San Giulio is the main and very picturesque town on its shores overlooking the beautiful island sharing its name. Probably one or two more tacky souvenir shops are located here than I had encountered elsewhere... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our visit to Orta was one of the highlights of our holiday. It is one of the most beautiful places I have visited, a charming little town with narrow streets and a lovely town square with plenty of cafes to choose from. A visit to the island is a most for its relaxed atmosphere and the feeling of escape!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Absolutely beautiful. We loved Orta San Giulio for its gorgeous views, peaceful village centre (no motor vehicles!) and walks around the lake. A great place to sit at one of the many good quality cafes or restaurants and people watch over a cool beer, swim in the lake and enjoy the sunshine or take in the history and culture of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Compared to Lago di Como or Lago di Maggiore Orta is a only small lake. But is so atmospheric. Besides some campings there is no mass tourism here. Lower prices and less hautain than the bigger lakes. The little town of Orta San Giullio is unique, old and beautiful with a lot of great restaurant options. And the highly recommend... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We came to Lake Orta on an organised half day trip with a guide. Our only wish was that the excursion had been for the full day, as we didn't get to stay here very long. We enjoyed a beautiful boat trip across the lake to Isola San Giulio and then across to the pretty town of Orta. Orta has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

lake is clean o bathe in, and small enough to avoid the package, big hotel busloads. The town of Orta is a gorgeous spot to appreciate the unique beaty that Italy is renown for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Approached by boat from the other side of the lake passing by Isola San Giulio. (Worth visiting as part of the trip but take care to treat the island, its church and monastery with respect following the signs that give different views of silence.) There is a lovely walk around the edge of the isthmus with differing views of the... More 

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