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3 days in Orta in early October

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3 days in Orta in early October

We are coming to Piedmont for 10 days in early October to visit Turin and explore the country side: esp. the lakes and Cuneo . We've got a car and and stay 3 days in Orta before moving to Turin. The itinerary is simple:

- 1st day : explore Orta San Giulio

- 2nd day : day trip to Stresa (and Mottarone)

What would you suggest to do in the 3d day in Orta ?

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1. Re: 3 days in Orta in early October

I really recommend a nice place often overlooked by many tourists. The Sacred Mount of Varallo Sesia, about 40 km from Orta, About one hour drive through a scenic route around part of Lake Orta. The Sacred Mountain of Varallo is in my opinion the most beautiful of all the Sacred Mountains of Northern Italy that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also Orta has a Sacro Monte, but it is not comparable to that of Varallo.

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2. Re: 3 days in Orta in early October

Thanks for the suggestion. Added to the itinerary :)

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3. Re: 3 days in Orta in early October

You could also have a nice lunch on the island of San Giulio just a few minutes by boat from Orta on the island's only restaurant whit beautiful view of the lake.

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4. Re: 3 days in Orta in early October

Thanks for the suggestion again, Nibbius :)

Could you suggest also hikes for a few hours in a radius of one hour drive from the town ?

We would prefer well-marked paths to not get lost.

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5. Re: 3 days in Orta in early October

If you decide to visit the Sacred Mount of Varallo Sesia you will have to walk quite a bit to see everything.

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6. Re: 3 days in Orta in early October

Oh, Great ! I just hope the drive there is not very hard and the hiking paths are well-signed.

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7. Re: 3 days in Orta in early October

Plenty of options for hiking, have a look at this site

sentieridelverbanocusioossola.it/…

unfortunately in italian only, but i think it's well set out and easy enough to understand

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8. Re: 3 days in Orta in early October

Thank you Elibel. The hiking site you suggested is pretty awesome :)

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