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Lake Orta

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Address: Orta San Giulio, Italy
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picturesque day trip from stresa

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
krista r
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 many small shops and cafes. However, not many art galleries, and also surprisingly no religious... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 Attitude. It seemed that all tourists had found this place! Not too happy to see... More 

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Glen Ellen, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 .

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 atmosphere is simply gorgeous..and in winter.. it's strange and misterious..

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Novara, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A nice place for spending one day. Town village is small and relaxing. It has a really nice view over the lake and the small island. In a nice day is worth to explore all alleys and stop either for a lunch in one of the restaurants or just a breake with an Italian ice-cream or a capuccino in the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

about an hours drive from Milan airport. Scenic Italian lake accompanied by gorgeous countryside and hospitable locals

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