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Orta San Giulio, Italy
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All reviews hidden gem stunning views day trip lovely place to visit few days small town medieval village narrow streets shops and restaurants beautiful area sacro monte small island island of san giulio fell in love the main square lake orta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Lake Orta after asking for a recommendation of our B&B host and we weren't disappointed. Having never visited this area, we were pleasantly surprised. This lake is a little smaller then the more famous Italian Lakes but it has a lot of charm...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank daffystjob
Reviewed 4 days ago

I want to go here again! Smaller than the other lakes but really beautiful! Nice town, too. Don't miss a trip to the island!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jill M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hidden gem of the Lake District is absolutely charming. The village of Orta is accessed from the main car park via a tram that drops passengers on the side of the mountain. You simply walk down the narrow streets; take a left at San...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank redeco
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We were just here for a day trip and such a peaceful place. We wandered the streets of San Giulio de Orta, bought some porcini, had a coffee by the lake. We had taken the little tourist train down from the car park, and walked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Margo37
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Everyone seems to rush to Lakes Garda, Maggiore, and Como, and never see this little gem. It is serene and with some exceptions, avoids the bustle of the other lakes. Perhaps because it's smaller with fewer resorts. But if you are in the lake district,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SabreSailor
Reviewed 20 October 2018

A very pretty and interesting lake with the lovely Isla and the town of Orta the highlights, easily traversed using the Lake ferry service which serves all the main points of interest. Orta is a very pretty little town with plenty of restaurants at reasonable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Geoffreysm1th
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We arrived after the season. Such a slow pace. Beautiful water. Stunning views. History in each small town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank srnwood
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I've been to Italy many times and have yet to find a region I don't like. Lake Orta is special. There isn't a great deal to do so 4 days is enough, but you'll have a fantastic 4 days. Peaceful, wonderful scenery as you catch...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This is a scenic nature lake. There are pathways along the road and lake where you can stroll into the town. Numerous restaurants and shops to amble through. So picturesque and the locals are very welcoming. Wonderful area. Numerous churches with lovely frescoes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 141Dini
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful small lake that is worth visiting. There are nice things to see on the small island and the city is very cute.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sarah M
31 March 2018|
Response from 119bertilg | Reviewed this property |
There is a beach on the way towards Garda. I just passed by so I know not how it is. Probably there are more small beaches. The lake is quite long.
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19 February 2018|
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Response from DuschanT1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, thank you for your question. I presume you are considering to take this trip from Stresa which is closest. A Taxi usually is very expensive compared to a rental car. What is more, a rental you take and can use for the... More
Maureen D
29 June 2017|
Response from oscartime |
Lake Ledro near Garda is very clean great for swimming, life guards etc