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Lake Orta

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Address: Orta San Giulio, Italy
Phone Number: 3293431378
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A lovely place to visit

We had an afternoon visiting Lake Orta from our base in Stresa, Lake Maggiore The coach took us to the rather uninspiring town of Omegna where we boarded a public ferry and we had... read more

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Lincoln
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308 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an afternoon visiting Lake Orta from our base in Stresa, Lake Maggiore The coach took us to the rather uninspiring town of Omegna where we boarded a public ferry and we had a very pleasant and enjoyable trip down the very picturesque Lake Orta. Our first stop after 55 minutes was the tiny island of San Giulio -... More 

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Kitzbuhel, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

OK, it's not a big place and there are not dozens of churches or museums to visit. That having been said, the village of Orta itself is like a museum. It dates back to the early 900's and the slate roofs are above amazing in themselves. There are some lovely little shops and several nice restaurants, wine bars and gelaterias... More 

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Wigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't need much time here as not much to see. A quick boat ride to the island, you can go in the church, but that's about it!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a bus from Stresa. It has sixteen seats and as we were forewarned, was late. It is essential to get to the bus stop promptly. A group of four ahead of us had been unable to get on the previous day. We got seats but some had to stand. Unfortunately the gentleman standing next to me collapsed so... More 

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Kefar Adumim, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Orta is the western of the big lakes in northern Italy. We spent wonderful couple of hours walking at the waterfront and in the small town at its side.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lago D'Orta was well signposted from Stresa and easy enough to get to. Previous recommendations said Miami Beach was the place to go, however, we couldn't get anywhere near it to park! We ended up going to a different cove, which was pleasant enough but not a patch on Lake Maggiore. The sun beds we hired were in the shade... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely walk from our hotel along the lakeside to Orta San Giulio. The views along the way are beautiful and we stopped regularly to view and take some photos. The view to the island from waterside restaurants is lovely and we sat watching the little boats going to an fro while we ate. We took a different... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only visited for a day but this is a beautiful place very quaint and peaceful.We travelled by bus from Stresa which was ok but a bit tedious the views weren't what we imagined but it was worth it there are some cute shops and lots of restaurants and a pleasant meal can be enjoyed

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Puno, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lake is surrounded by some beautiful buildings and hotels and the town of Orta San Giulio is delightful with a ferry service to the island of Orta. You can drive round it in about 80 minutes but the west side is more industrialised. Worth a day visit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Orta is so easy to reach from Milan Malpensa in under an hour. The little town of Orta San Giulio is captivating, with lakefront restaurants, and plenty of little bars in the lanes up the hill.. Venus Restaurant was the perfect place for our last evening, excellent menu and a table a yard from the boats on the lake... More 

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