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Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 329 343 1378
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All reviews hidden gem few days stunning views day trip lovely place to visit medieval village small town narrow streets shops and restaurants beautiful area island of san giulio small island the main square lake orta walks stresa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Margo37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank SabreSailor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Geoffreysm1th
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank srnwood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Michael W
Reviewed October 10, 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.

Thank 141Dini
Reviewed October 6, 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.

Thank Ramadama
Reviewed October 4, 2018

My boyfriend and I spent two days at Lake Orta at the end of September. Needless to say we fell in love with it! It's an absolutely beautiful very little town right on the lake, extremely peaceful and ideal to relax. Cars are only allowed...More

Thank Giulia P
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We've previously visited Lago Maggiore, Lago di Como, Lago di Garda and a bunch of little lakes in the Dolomites, so we thought we'd try Lago d'Orta. It's very pretty, a nice relaxed pace, little boats to the island and towns. We stayed in Orta...More

Thank Cameron S
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful and peaceful body of water, able to match the stunning beauty of it’s more famous nearby lakes but with out the relentless hordes. Orta itself is a gem, with beautiful views and fascinating houses. The public ferry provides services to San Gullio island...More

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Sarah M
March 31, 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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February 18, 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
June 29, 2017|
Response from oscartime |
Lake Ledro near Garda is very clean great for swimming, life guards etc