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January in San Giulio on Lake d' Orta

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January in San Giulio on Lake d' Orta

Any advise on if it's a good idea to spend a day trip from Turino in January to San Giulio on Lake d' Orta? Concerned about weather and there will be anything open to visit in the off season.

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1. Re: January in San Giulio on Lake d' Orta

You’d need to go on a weekend day, the ferry to the island will operate and some restaurants will be open.

This is the ferry timetable:


Impossible to predict the weather, but you do get some lovely crisp sunny days, so hopefully you’ll be lucky.

With good weather you can take a leisurely stroll around the cobbled streets, take in the views of the lake, have a nice lunch and also see the Sacro Monte (a series of painted chapels on the hill behind the town).

How are you planning to get there? Easiest if you have a car, otherwise you need to get the train to Novara and from there to Orta Miasino.


Note that it’s a bit of a walk from the station to the town centre, about 30 mins). In the summer there’s a shuttle service, but not in January.

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