Piazza Motta

Piazza Motta, Orta San Giulio: Address, Piazza Motta Reviews: 4.5/5

Piazza Motta
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HuskerTraveler2
Lincoln, NE1,022 contributions
Classic Italian Piazza with shops and restaurants
Sep. 2019
In Orta you'll find many picturesque narrow streets, alleys, and several cute piazzas of which Piazza Motto is the largest and best. There are appropriate amount of shops and cafés offering relaxing outdoor seating. This piazza is where you'll begin your short 3 minute ride out to the island San Gullio.

There is much more weekend activity on Saturday and Sunday, but definitely worth the one hour taxi ride from Stresa.
Written October 28, 2019
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BobC558
New York City, NY316 contributions
Lovely piazza in Orta.
Oct. 2019
This is the main piazza in the town of Orta. It is lined with shops - mainly catering to tourists, and cafes. It is a charming spot to relax and stare at the lake with it's lovely island.
Written October 19, 2019
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FYL003
Chicago, IL1,089 contributions
Orta town square
Sep. 2019
The happening place for a small town: Water taxi piers, restaurants, shops, town hall, people watching. Local residents and vacationers congregate here to relax and enjoy the weather.
Written September 15, 2019
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288milanm
Geneva, Switzerland10 contributions
Fun square
Aug. 2019
Everything happens here.... food,restaurants on the water front, bars, boat rides... even the evening social dancing.they Tango. Fabulous
Written August 7, 2019
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FrqtTrvlr14
Cincinnati, OH199 contributions
Orta San Giulio is a nice sidetrip
Jul. 2019 • Couples
This village is worth a nice walking tour and maybe a meal if so inclined. We stopped in on our way from Lake Maggiore to Modena. We visited Chisa Santa Maria Assunta above town which was very nice, but otherwise it's just nice to stroll around town here or take the ferry over to Isola di San Giulio. The most difficult thing we encountered was parking which is limited. Don't attempt to drive into the old city. We parked northeast of town in the lagoon area in a small lot on SP229 near the restaurant Luci sul Lago. It was about a 2 mile walk from there into town. I believe there is also parking at the train station.
Written August 5, 2019
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MisterCheez
Ashburn, VA57 contributions
Center of activity in this tiny town
May 2019 • Couples
The square fronts the lake with a great view of the small island. There are water taxis you can take out to the island or to the other side of the lake. Ringed by gelaterias, restaurants, and small shops.
Written June 9, 2019
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B L
Hastings, UK83 contributions
relax and enjoy!
May 2019 • Couples
This is where the Italians flock to on their bank holiday, sitting in the sunshine overlooking the lake and enjoying a meal,( or a coffee or an ice cream) and watching the world go by. On other days it was quieter but still just as relaxing!
Written June 4, 2019
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2BP45
Adelaide, Australia69 contributions
lovely old square, very picturesque.
May 2019 • Couples
Very attractive old piazza. Lots of cafes and restaurants, embarkation for ferries and interesting little shops.
Written May 10, 2019
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flossie00
hants england50 contributions
Sit and read
Apr. 2019 • Couples
Sit here and have lunch and a drink while watching people. A lovely safe place with hardly any cars.
Written April 23, 2019
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woodydog666
portsmouth141 contributions
a lovely place to while away the hours
Apr. 2019 • Family
Interesting people watching, seeing the captains chat by their boats and the day trippers come and go. Plenty of bars to visit
Written April 23, 2019
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