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“A very active town center”
Review of Piazza Motta

Piazza Motta
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is the main square in town and a very active place. One side of the square is the lakefront with a small park with benches and lots of boats heading out across the lake, mostly to the island. There are lots of restaurants on the square and a few shops. There is a small grocery/deli where you can get food for a picnic and also a small pizzeria that sells by the slice. This is a meeting place for many groups and where a lot of wedding parties walk through for photos. It's pretty much impossible to come to this small village and avoid this piazza.

Date of experience: September 2017
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"gelato"
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"the main square"
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"lake orta"
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Its a calm place with many tiny streets that take you to different areas. You can eat or have a gelato or maybe buy a thing or two. You can also take boat trips from here. Overall its a nice experience to visit the center if you are in that area.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank toxic_fuego
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This square is where a lot of action occurs. The dock is here to catch the boat to San Giulio Island. There are shops and restaurants here along with the ever-popular gelato stores. There are no less than five of these stores within 200 meters of the plaza. It is a very active and scenic area and has a great view of the island.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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 rewarding.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank John P
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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 and watch Giullio life walk by. Most evening had some performing artists in the center to entertain you. I wouldn't go out of my way to travel to San GIullio just for the piazza, but if your looking for a lake front vacation town, San Giullio has a lot to offer including this charming piazza.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank RayKski
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