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Lake Orta

Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 329 343 1378
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Lake Orta Day Trip from Stresa with Optional Island Cruise
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Private Tour of Orta San Giulio on Lake Orta
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4-Day Italian Lakes and Verona Tour from Milan
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hidden gem” (17 reviews)
“day trip” (14 reviews)
“stunning views” (11 reviews)
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Orta San Giulio, Italy
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"hidden gem"
in 17 reviews
"day trip"
in 14 reviews
"stunning views"
in 11 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 6 reviews
"few days"
in 10 reviews
"medieval village"
in 5 reviews
"small town"
in 10 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 7 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 6 reviews
"sacro monte"
in 20 reviews
"small island"
in 15 reviews
"island of san giulio"
in 7 reviews
"the main square"
in 8 reviews
"malpensa airport"
in 4 reviews
"boat ride"
in 6 reviews
"lake"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful lake with picturesque villages. The old town of Orta San Giulio is a must see. Fun boat trips on the lake or have a dinner in one of the many restaurants. The views are stunning!

Thank Liez67
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolute stunning lake, took our breath away. Best to park in the car park at the top and then walk down, as parking near the lake is only for one hour. There are regular boat trips to little islands around, they are great value for...More

1  Thank Ladykane1982
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 days here and loved it all - the lake is exquisite and there are lots of walks to take, lovely views, some good shopping and dining in the town, and a visit to the Isola in the center of the lake is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and tranquil place with a peaceful atomsphere. Orta San Giulio is a small and cozy litte town with some nice restaurants, but otherwise very low key. Nice views over the lake and the island. Omegna is a little bigger town, but still quiet. There...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

A very pleasant car free destination for a couple of days, with plenty of walking and photography possibilities, or just watching the ferry come and go from the cafes on the Piazza. From Milan Malpensa Airport, our group of 4 chose a taxi to Orta...More

5  Thank Hitchiker_bear
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

This is the little brother compared to the biggies like maggiore and Como and Garda. It is still big, just not huge. Beautiful landscape with villages and homes dotting the scenic landscape. What is best is the snow capped mountains that can be seen.

2  Thank lfbmonkey
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

Lake Orta is truly beautiful & on arrival we took a boat trip out to see the medieval island. It was a fabulous calm day & the light was pristine, so we were very lucky. The old town of Orta San Guilio itself on the...More

2  Thank C_and_H_11
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Lake Orta is smaller than Lake Major but the place is absolutely charming! Central point is the village of Orta : beautiful and typical italian village (take advantage of the underground park at the entrance to walk through the little streets). Small shops and restaurants,...More

1  Thank seb8975
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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

We came to spend the day at Lake Orta. It was a beautiful sunny day. You have to park the car in the outside parking lot and walk the rest of the way through beautiful small streets with lovely stores, cafes and Restaurant’s.

1  Thank Karen S
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

Visited for the day from our holiday in Stresa and found this beautiful picturesque lake so quiet in comparison to Lake Maggiore. Parked on a grass parking lot just before we reached Orta San Giulio and then walked down to the town. It was quite...More

1  Thank SYARK19
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Sarah M
March 31, 2018|
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Response from Bertil G | 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 Duschan T | 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
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Maureen D
June 29, 2017|
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Response from oscartime |
Lake Ledro near Garda is very clean great for swimming, life guards etc
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