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Lake Orta (Lago d'Orta)

Orta San Giulio, Italy
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asti
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Visit the lake of Orta, go to the small island of San Giulio, so ancient and fascinating, walk through the old streets of Orta, climb the Mottarone and reach the Lake Maggiore, go all around the lake, stop in Brolo and then at the Church of the Madonna del Sasso for a breathtaking view of the entire lake! You will... More

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The scenery is great. The Lake is beautiful, a little, uncrowded and quiet gem of Italys Lakes. In warm weather watch the speed boats,water skiing and children just messing about in boats. Lake Orta was a place English Victorians used to come to during the winter to escape the English weather. Reminders of them still remain, red Postboxes ect.

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Switzerland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Take boat trips all over it. Visit Orta and walk the "spit". People-watch. Great little cafés and restaurants. Parking is well catered for.

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Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What a impressing area! Walking around in peace, amzing views onto the lake, clearest water to enjoy swimming. Nice narrow streets to walk through, closed to cars, quiet, having a look at different little shops, having nice snacks and icecreams, sitting in cafes. Unbeatable!

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La Creche, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you enjoy old places with houses built in stones for walls and roofs, and with narrow streets, then go there, it is a good surprise. Walk in the streets. This village is located on the coastline of the Orta lake with the San Giulo island not so far. You can take a boat to visit this island if you... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We swam, ate looked at and loved all around this beautiful place. You need transport as there didn't seem to be any public transport to get around. The place has traditional shops and eateries dotted around it. San Giullio peninsula is stunning, shops ,Gellaterias, bars etc in beautiful surroundings. You have to go.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Crystal clear waters were amazing. Some of the local villages were great to walk around and do a little shopping.

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St Albans
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lake Orta is a romantic pace especially when staying in San Giulio. You feel like stepping back in time in the little town, narrow roads and friendly people. There's not a lot to do, a trip to the monastery and nice walks, otherwise sitting and relaxing with local bar snacks and chilled white wine is just a perfect way to... More

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Ottawa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A short boat ride from Stresa to see the 12th century old Basilica on the Island of Saint Giulio. Small, quiet, amazing historical island.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
48 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

For me the stunning Lake Orta with isola San Giulio and its Benedictine nuns church is all truly, for me very special.To begin with when arriving by boat to the beautiful old and untouched town,an artist could spend a long time trying to capture the old buildings and narrow passages full of atmosphere.For the fit there is the long high... More

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