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Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 329 343 1378
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Many people have visited the Italian Lakes....Maggiore, Como, Garda....but not many have been to Orta. A much smaller lake than the others and for that reason more intimate. The market town of Omegna lies at the northern end, which is very beautifull to visit, but...More

Thank Mario S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most delightful place, classy and unspoilt with beautiful views across the lake, vastly superior to the other Italian lakes, much quieter and less touristy but with some nice little shops and some excellent restaurants.

Thank Josephine E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shhhh! Don’t let the word get out that this is the lake to visit. Three words to describe it.... beautiful, tranquil, picturesque combined with friendly people. We will be back!

Thank Possum007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going there for the last 40 years ! The firgotten beauty of the Italian lakes! So full of charm and atmosphere . Go and have a coffee or a meal at the piazza and then take the boat to the island and walk around...More

Thank draramon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Lake Orta for a friends wedding. What a stunning place. Lots of Italian charm, history and scenery.

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here in the village of Pella for a long weekend. An hour from Malpensa. It’s a hidden gem and a beautiful lake. There’s a taxi boat which will take you around for about £7 euros. We hired a speed boat for an afternoon...More

Thank spaggia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful Lakes Iv been to in Italy. Has a quiet unspoiled by tourist charm. Definitely worth a day trip. The walk around the lake is beautiful and the scenery breathtaking. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

Thank joanne m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Efficient operation that runs frequent ferries to and from the Monte Isola island because that's where tourists want to visit. The church is interesting and the walk around parts of the island enjoyable but as that doesn't take long it's great not to wait too...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t fault this place, the scenery is stunning and not over populated like many of the lakes. There is much to do, canoeing, rowing, paddle boarding, swimming, cycling etc yet the lake was never busy. You can walk to and from the town and around...More

Thank andreawo
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Very clean lake, which means it's nice to swim in and do watersports. Beautiful panorama with the island of San Giulio and the surrounding mountains. Although smaller than other Italian lakes, it is more romantic and calm. It is a really special place, definitely worth...More

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Sarah M
31 March 2018|
Response from Bertil G | Reviewed this property |
There is a beach on the way towards Garda. I just passed by so I know not how it is. Probably there are more small beaches. The lake is quite long.
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19 February 2018|
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Response from DuschanT1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, thank you for your question. I presume you are considering to take this trip from Stresa which is closest. A Taxi usually is very expensive compared to a rental car. What is more, a rental you take and can use for the... More
Maureen D
29 June 2017|
Response from oscartime |
Lake Ledro near Garda is very clean great for swimming, life guards etc