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Orta San Giulio, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Marcelo V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank spaggia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Giles D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank My-Ooops
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a Monday so not sure if things were closed but there seemed little open. Literally walked around and got back on the boat. Boat trip on lake is always nice though in this case very short.

Thank Syd M
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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

Thank GARY L
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank hlb96
Reviewed 8 August 2018

A peaceful place to visit. Go on the first ferry before it gets busy, and walk the way of silence - beautiful vistas and a stillness separate from the everyday world

Thank Pixiefairweather
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

1  Thank MarianneMou
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

€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

1  Thank SAE44
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22 May 2018|
Response from Marco Z | Reviewed this property |
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.
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Response from FrenchSandgroper | Reviewed this property |
The boat goes to the island and back. I think there is another type of boat that does a longer trip around some of the lake.
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18 October 2016|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
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