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Address: | Lake Orta, Orta San Giulio, Italy

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Peaceful Pella for a lazy lunch a lake cruise

We took the public ferry boat from Orta San Giullo to Pella. It stops at the little islands for the return trip. Return fare is a bargain 4.40 euro per adult. As you approach... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2013
Melrose, United Kingdom

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Melrose, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We took the public ferry boat from Orta San Giullo to Pella. It stops at the little islands for the return trip. Return fare is a bargain 4.40 euro per adult. As you approach the piers in Orta San Giullo you will likely be approached by a smartly dressed water taxi man offering you their little cruise boat. He quoted... More 

5 Thank Arianne1985
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We arrived by car and walked down to the village square where a young band were starting to tune up, stalls were being set up, locals were arriving with their dogs all for a good cause to raise awareness and funds for children in Africa. We walked along the lungolago past the 'Gnome' painted boulder, past various old photos of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Pella is a small village with an attractive waterfront lined with trees overlooking Lake Orta and Isola San Guilio. There are few tourists and it is very pleasant to have a coffee and watch the locals go about their day. There are pleasant walks from Pella to other villages in the area.

1 Thank VAS2112
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70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Short boat ride across the lake from Orta. Nice promenade, with a lovely gelateria/ cafe on the front.Pella is a sleepy little place, almost untouched by tourists.

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Bresson, France
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2013

It is the second place where you can see the Island of Saint Giulio really close to your eyes. No noises and also more quiet, that is the very strong 'pro' point of that village.

3 Thank Mauricio A
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2012

We drove round the lake and up to the Madonna Del Sasso church (which is a must do trip the views are panoramic and spectacular) on our last day, stopping for our last meal at Pella, we ate at the harbour side restaurant that is right at the end of the quay, service was slow but the food was good... More 

1 Thank CLW0
Crassier, Suisse
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Small town right in front of Orta. From there you can also view the Island of San Guilio but doen's look as good vs. Orta. The town itself has nothing special but had an excellent pizza at the small port. Just a nice sightseeing tour if you want to get out of Orta for a few hours. Apparenly during July-August... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2012

San Giulio gets crowded with bus trips. They don't go to Pella and its setting is equally - possibly more picturesque than San Giulio. Buy a day rover ticket on the larger boat and stop off at the island and Pella

3 Thank Incartek
Belfast, N Ireland
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2012

At the opposite side of the lake from Orta, with regular ferries to/from. Had a short stroll around this sleepy village and an expresso in the cafe beside the church. Nice that not commercialised.

1 Thank Mountaingoat1
Jersey, C.I.
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Peaceful, car-free for most of the day, plenty of parking nearby. Best pizza I have ever had at La Piazatta (near where the ferry docks with a lovely 'esplanade' and views of Isola San Guilio).

1 Thank Jersey_goes_on_hols

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