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San Giulio Island

Orta San Giulio, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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US$289.22*
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Private Tour of Orta San Giulio on Lake Orta
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US$49.04*
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Group Bus Tour to Lake Orta with Optional Cruise from Stresa
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (14 reviews)
“circular walk” (5 reviews)
“take photos” (3 reviews)
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Orta San Giulio, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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"boat trip"
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"circular walk"
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"take photos"
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"isola bella"
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"a couple of minutes"
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"take your time"
in 2 reviews
"waters edge"
in 2 reviews
"an easy walk"
in 2 reviews
"either direction"
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"boats leave"
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"beautiful basilica"
in 2 reviews
"round trip"
in 4 reviews
"euros return"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"a special place"
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"public transportation"
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"per adult"
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank ogeylon
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

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

1  Thank Panyik P
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Well worth the visit. The church is stunning and the circular silent walk with its inspirational signs is great,.

1  Thank iceman123EastSussex
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

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.

1  Thank gillianb853
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

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

Thank Guy L
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Bertil G
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

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

1  Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank toxic_fuego
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

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

1  Thank wrak
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank SonoSammi
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Margaret V
18 October 2016|
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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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Margaret V
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
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judy39648
18 April 2015|
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Response from 906francesco1954 | Reviewed this property |
Ci sono diversi parcheggi. Nel borgo di Orta tutti a pagamento. Nel borgo di Pella molti sono gratuiti. I battelli fanno viaggi tra Orta, l'isola e Pella nei week end ogni 15 minuti.
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