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Lake Orta

Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 329 343 1378
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Tour of Lake Maggiore and Orta san Giulio from Arona
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Group Bus Tour to Lake Orta with Optional Cruise from Stresa
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  • Average2%
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“Beautiful Lake and views”
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“Tranquil views”
Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 329 343 1378
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Loved exploring the cobble streets and exploring the lake by boat. Enjoyed the local markets. Lake Orta has the charm of yesteryear, quiet, peaceful and beautiful landscape.

3  Thank TravelersofOZ
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The city is cute, the lake is awesome... beautiful! Romantic and familiar place for sure. We loved to know Orta San Giulio! A place that we will remember forever 👏👏👏

3  Thank rafa3442016
Reviewed 7 January 2017

we went to the St Francis shrines and Orta on a day trip from Stresa. The shrine walk is downhill into town , if you start at the top chapels. It is very interesting, but more rustic. Orta is picturesque right on the lake and...More

2  Thank krista r
Reviewed 2 December 2016

NOT the place to visit on a relentlessly wet and cold day out of season. Visit organised by my tour group. Had I known, I would have gone elsewhere. Three hours in continuous heavy rain, TG for a small cafe that served hot chocolate With...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

The boat rides to other towns on the lake is fun. Schedules are a little difficult to give you adequate time in some places but the views and boat ride were enjoyable. There is a lake front walk that is easy and beautiful .

1  Thank jer-jeanne
Reviewed 25 November 2016

My husband and I chose Lake Orta over some of the busier lakes so we could enjoy some hikes. Wow - what a gorgeous spot. We highly recommend visiting Sacro Monte and the quiet trails around San Giulio. Fantastic scenery.

6  Thank 999Puravida999
Reviewed 19 November 2016

how not to pay a visit to Lake Orta?? it is good for all seasons: during spring you can enjoy the explosion of blooming and nature awakening.. in summer the lake is awesome.. in autumn (my favourite) the colors of the trees around and the...More

1  Thank andrecrep
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

There are may lakes around the Northern Italy, but this is truely a secret gem only known to Italians. Great restaurants, people and steeped in culture a must visit.

2  Thank Tony R
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The lake is amazing whith the small Island which you can visit taking the boat. You also have a lot of walking trails in case you want to explore the lake in detail

2  Thank Levi M
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The lake is more peaceful than it's larger siblings to the east. It has a very laid back feel and the town comes right down to edge of the lake.

1  Thank skyhawk13
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We are coming from Verona and think we have that route figured out by train. After our stay in Orta San Giulio we want to get to Lucerne Switzerland. We are wondering if we have to back track to Milan to get a train towards Lacerne or if we can get a bus or train over to one of the lakes where trains run north towards Lucerne.
13 June 2017|
Response from GattoViziato | Reviewed this property |
You can take a train from the city of Arona near lake Maggiore it will take you 4 hrs to get to Lucerne
We are going to Croatia in August, what currency do we take - Kuna or Euros
19 May 2017|
Response from Kate H | Reviewed this property |
Ann, I'm sorry, but you seem to have accidentally attached this question to Lake Orta which is in NW Italy. You'd probably have better luck getting an answer by attaching it to a review of something in Croatia?
We are staying in Baveno ,hoping to visit Lake Orta can we do it on public transport.
17 May 2017|
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Response from Kate H | Reviewed this property |
It is possible to go by train, but there are very few connections each day, involving a change and quite a wait at Cuzzago, a train station that looked remote and isolated when I passed through last month. Another option... More