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Lake Orta (Lago d'Orta)

Orta San Giulio, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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London
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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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If in this area do not miss this little town on Lago d'Orta with the beautiful island in the lake sporting a monestary. The town is wonderful to walk and grab a sandwich while sitting on the quay.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Lake Orta is just BEAUTIFUL. Definitely recommended for those that: - like walking - don't rely on cars - couples / friends - not too family friendly - like sitting and eating and people watching - can amuse themselves and don't rely on tourist attractions It's really a gorgeous quiet and lovely little town. Lots of places to eat and... More

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West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Lake is stunning, quiet and not over developed would have preferred more boat trips to be available.

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Udine, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The town is fll of winding roads full of beautiful shops and small restaurants where you can taste the local dishes and drink delicious wines. Prices were good considering that it was high tourist season and the residents were very friendly and helpful giving info on the area. I was staying on an island on Lago Maggiore and the drive... More

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