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Charming and pretty

I am sure that come the middle of summer this place is packed but before then, in the early months... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
John P
Melbourne, Australia
Cute Piazza, Buzzing with Activity

It's a nice town center. Piazza is bordered by Lake Orta to the west, wall of restaurants to the... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
New York
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I am sure that come the middle of summer this place is packed but before then, in the early months of summer it is a joy though, as we discovered, not always warm. The little town hall is magical and a stroll around the streets...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank John P
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It's a nice town center. Piazza is bordered by Lake Orta to the west, wall of restaurants to the east and the old town all around. Very charming. Lots and lots of food options from breakfast to dessert. Plenty of places to have a drink...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank RayKski
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I was surprised just how busy the town and main square/piazza were - an indication was the packed car parks as you head down into the town. The square is a hive of activity with ferry jetties, restaurants, ice cream parlours and alleys leading up...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Orta and its piazza are a very romantic places. Hidding in lago d'Orta, I found that this village was more quiet compared to the cities on lake Maggiore. Nevertheless it was very nice to discover and to visit it, even if in one hour you...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Martin S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

No doubt the square fills up in summer but during each of my visits it has been uncluttered by vehicles and tourists. Some of the surrounding buildings need work but in general this is a delightfully relaxed space with the lake as its backdrop.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank John P
Reviewed 13 March 2017

As said, a nice medieval square beside the Lake Orta. It is a pity that the once dominating large Hotel Orta is already for some years in decay.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank tripZeist
Reviewed 2 December 2016

You can see in the picture that it is raining. I can think of MANY places that deserve a UNESCO attribute if rain is a major factor.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank daisydaisy3787
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is an attractive Plazza with restaurants, outdoor dining & bars, interesting stores and access to the boats. Also a good view of the lake.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank jer-jeanne
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Sat and watched people enjoying the square. A great glass of wine with an a plate of meats and cheeses. Great value at 5 EU a glass and no charge for the food Very friendly service.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank vickycowan2
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We wanted to visit Lake Orta and ended up arriving there at around 4:30 in the afternoon. The Piazza Motta was buzzing with excitement due to a wonderful Scottish/Italian wedding complete with bagpipes and kilts. The groom was a Scottish and the bride was an...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Holtem
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