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San Giulio Island

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Address: Orta San Giulio, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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US$247.69*
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Private Tour of Orta San Giulio on Lake Orta
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Tour of Lake Maggiore and Orta san Giulio from Arona

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If you go to Orta San Giulio you must go to isola d'orta. We had the pleasure to be there at San Giulio's day, a city holiday. So we went to the church, walked around the island... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This small island in lake Orta is nice if you have time to spare. Otherwise just skip it. There is one church which you can visit. But hey, it's Italy you will see a lot more churches.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to Orta San Giulio you must go to isola d'orta. We had the pleasure to be there at San Giulio's day, a city holiday. So we went to the church, walked around the island. A real beautiful place.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small island dominated by the church which is the main attraction. There is some interesting architecture, especially the stone covered houses which are common in the windy northern lake region. It takes about 20 minutes to walk around if you do not spend time in the shops or one of the cafes. Nice views of the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I guess if you go to Lake Orta, the very picturesque island in the middle of the lake is something you'd want to see. If you do end up missing it though....you haven't missed much. Average.

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Glen Ellen, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The island is beautiful to view from Orta but once on the island we were disappointed that there was so little to see on the rather short walk. I wouldn't make it a priority if your time is limited.

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galliate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

visit the San Giulio island and spend some time walking around to find yourself in the silence of this great spiritual place. Also pay a visit to the wonderful church.. and say a prayer for me too. :)

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This lovely small island is a 10 minute boat ride from the main town of Orta. It was so peaceful to walk around the church on the outside. Along the way, were small plaques with sayings on them. It was like walking a maze.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

One of the beauties of Italy are the lakes located at the foot of the Alps, in particular Lago d'Orta (Orta lake) has a wonderful island that it is worth to visit in all seasons of the year.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Loved taking the short boat ride out to the island and doing the "walk of silence" and reading the quotes on all the buildings. The island is small, so you can do the whole thing in 30 minutes or so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very small island which offers one hour of a great tour. It wont take long to see everything but worth every minute. The views that you get from Orta San Giulio

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