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Address: Orta San Giulio, Italy
Phone Number: 3293431378
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Great low key Italian lake region with mostly Swiss & Italian Vacationers

Very relaxing, and laid back atmosphere with beautiful views and quaint dining and shopping areas. Great place to start your Italian vacation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Manhattan Beach CA USA
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Manhattan Beach CA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very relaxing, and laid back atmosphere with beautiful views and quaint dining and shopping areas. Great place to start your Italian vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at a Michelin-starred place close to Lake Orta and drove down to the Lake to visit . What a lovely surprise - this is a little hidden gem, much smaller than Lago di Como or Lago Maggiore, but with beautiful scenery. Strolling through the narrow lanes of Orta San Giulio is a delight, and even in high season... More 

1 Thank schmidtmg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are considering a wedding in the italian lakes then i whole heartedly recomend this place. Very quick and easy drive from Malpensa for guests with a decent choice of rooms. But most importantly it is absolutely stunning. You never get tired of looking out across the lake to the island and the churchs and the town hall (villa... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lake Orta is a very nice lake in Northern Italy. The view of the lake is tremendous from a religious park above the city. I highly suggest visiting the church on San Giulio Island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The southern end of Orta is absolutely beautiful. Calm ,peaceful, stunning scenery. We only went to Omegna once (at the north end) and really didn't like it. A beautiful lake with amazing villages all around. Loved it!

1 Thank LondonJohnD
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most people visit this region and spend most of their time at Lake Maggorie or Lake Como. Lake Orta is a beautiful lake with great little villages spread around the lake. Even in high season the towns are not over crowded, offer excellent restaurants, magnificent boutique hotels, some good beaches and much to experience. Worth the visit.

Thank Nick B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a visit to the Great Lakes of Italy We reached the beautiful Lake of Orta. Stunning scenery and charming towns around it. All in all an amazing lake that worth a visit of several hours. There are plenty of restaurants around the lake, just choose where to sit. A place not to be missed.

Thank Eyal A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss the old town. The views of the lake are just beautiful. You can wonder around the little streets where there are little shops , cafes and galleries -definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had 4 fantastic nights on the banks of lake Orta. This lake is one of the smallest great lakes and slightly less visited especially by foreign tourists, though it does seem to enjoy a lot of local Italian tourism. The whole place has a slightly slower pace than the bigger lakes, making it a fantastic place to unwind.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Orta is worth to visit for one day primarily because of Sacro Monte with its chapels (full with beautiful frescoes) and basilica on the Isola San Giulio. Nice walk around the lake and a good dinner in the one of the restaurants can be added to the relaxing atmosphere for the stay in Orta San Giulio.

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