Lake Orta, Orta San Giulio

4.8
#1 of 80 in Nature in Piedmont
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Lake Orta is dotted with romantic buildings that are reflected in the water. The lake's cool, clean waters are likely what's left of a retreating glacier. Walk along the lake's shores and find activities both on and off the water. Travel to the southern or northern end of the lake by train. You can stay in hotels in either area. Arrange to visit Lake Orta and other attractions in Orta San Giulio using our Orta San Giulio trip planner.
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  • This town and its lakeside setting is charm personified. The island nestling in the centre of the lake was just picture perfect. We did struggle to find parking when we first arrived around 1pm. But.....  more »
  • Clean waters, nice places, mice small villages, not too crowded as other lakes. Simple and healthy place.  more »

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Popular things to do in Orta San Giulio

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Water Body
San Giulio Island
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Sacro Monte di Orta
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Basilica di San Giulio
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Site
Piazza Motta
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Orta San Giulio

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Zoo
Safari Park Pombia
3.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Religious Site
Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso Leggiuno
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Walking Area
Ricetto di Candelo Candelo
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Monument
Statue of San Carlone Arona
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Orta San Giulio

Historic Site
Villa Bossi
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Chiesa parrocchiale di Santa Maria Assunta
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Architectural Building
Palazzotto della Comunita
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Observation Deck
Torre di Buccione
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Orta San Giulio

Speed Boats Tour
Orta & Oltre Guided Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Walking tour
Alessandra Cacciatore Guida Turistica Lago D'Orta
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Taxi / Shuttle
David's Private BlueTaxi - Lake Maggiore Lake Orta
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
E-Bike Lago D'Orta
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in Orta San Giulio

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Beach
Spiaggia Miami
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Orta San Giulio

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Church
Chiesa di San Rocco
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min