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After spending some time in Orta, my wife and I jumped on a small boat to Isola San Giulio and I think it is a really nice place to visit. The island is small - you will need less than an hour to visit it...More
We took the public taxi boat over to the island. It took fifteen minutes from Pella where we were staying. We went into the church ( shorts forbidden) and walked around the island ( 15 mins max) and although there were some bars to sit...More
Getting the ferry from Orta costs around €4 and takes only a few minutes. Once there, there's one path to take you around the whole island, which takes perhaps half an hour in total. The basilica is worth visiting, as are the small paths and...More
Inspiring very small island with a big church dedicated to San Julio. It’s a 10 mn boat ride from Orta. . On omnly street ( no cars) that goes around the abbaierà and is called Via Del Silenzio. With very nice sayings hanging on signs...More
Lots of car park spaces although they are all situated on the outskirts of the picturesque little town of Orta. Simply follow the directions to the harbour which is approx 10 mins away. Try and get there for opening at 9.30 if possible in order...More
It’s a gorgeous little island, famous for the nun who have taken a vow of silence. There is a walk of silence with plaques around the island to encourage you to enjoy the peace. Pity the other tourists didn’t take to that, chatting loudly on...More
We had a trip to Lake Orta one afternoon and visited this little Island where there is a thriving convent of Silent Order Nuns who do amazing restorative work to art and fabrics.
There is a silent walk around the island and the pathways are...More
€4.50 for a return trip on one of the regular boats leaving the Piazza Motta in Orta San Giulio. A shortish, quiet stroll around the island, following the way of Silence, whilst you read the inspirational signs extolling the virtues of silence. We went on...More
There is a convenient covered pay parking at the entrance to the village of Orta. It is very convenient because there is little way to go on foot to get to the marina. However, I do not remember the cost of parking.
First thing, car parking is as you drive down to Orta, there are open air and multi storey pay car parks which are quite convenient. It is a short walk down to the town and you should enjoy that too, many interesting places... More
First thing, car parking is as you drive down to Orta, there are open air and multi storey pay car parks which are quite convenient. It is a short walk down to the town and you should enjoy that too, many interesting places to explore on the way
It should take you not more than 20 minutes to wander down there depending on how many shops you enter!
For the ferry it's quite obvious where the boats go from, as you come down to the main piazza which is on the foreshore there are boats moored at place, what I cannot tell you because I am not a walking talking timetable is what times they operate. I guess in December it will be a reduced service but no doubt you can amuse yourselves if you have to wait.
Hope you enjoy it and that the weather is kind to you.