We were traveling October 2017 to lake orta. Enjoyed a great weather and due to the fact that it is off season, most places are not crowded. The island is a magical getaway. Has no restaurants or coffeehouses.
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If you wish to have some quiet, just go to this small island. Indeed, it's not a big one, there's no restaurants (there's 1 acutally) and shops - and this is a huge compliment (I would seriously ban the cheap souvenir shops out of the...More
Well worth the visit. The church is stunning and the circular silent walk with its inspirational signs is great,.
Lovely short boat trip to this picturesque island. We spent 2 hours there soaking in the views and the walk with its contemplative and inspirational signs.
This island is a disappointment. True, we went in October so maybe it is livelier at other times. But if you are not interested in the Basilica, then don’t bother going. We saw one shop (with lace, thimbles, cards, etc.) and one restaurant, that was...More
This is an island completely different from the islands in Lago Maggiore. Those are filled with people and shops with things of low quality. This island is quiet and silent. There is a way to walk in silence in a meditative way. Do not miss...More
Wander around the island in either direction and read the signs. One direction is the way of silence and the other direction is the way of meditation. This is a very meaningful place to visit. The nuns care for these signs, but are like ghosts,...More
If you are visiting lake Orta it only makes sense to visit San Giulio Island as its the center of attention. You can easily take a boat from piazza Motta and get to the tiny Island. Don’t have great expectations as it is really small...More
We took one of the small boats across in the morning. Quite a crowd at the landing place and in the basilica, but otherwise quiet. The best part was walking round the road and thinking about the many oval signs up on the walls on...More
Of course we wanted to visit this small island when being at Lake d'Orta. We planned for a walk and then a nice lunch. But upon arriving We found that the only restaurant had closed and there were no other places for even byuing a...More