Orta San Giulio

Discover with your guide one of the most romantic and charming lakes in Italy, Lake Orta. This excursion can begin on Lake Maggiore or straight on Lake Orta. It is a very pleasant tour: we shall begin with the visit to the village of Orta San Giulio, the most important tourist destination on the lake. The center of this little town has preserved much of its old character: there are houses with ancient stone roofs, granite portals and forged iron balconies and gates. Of particular interest is the excursion to the Island San Giulio, situated in the centre of the lake. There we are going to visit the 12th century Basilica and have a walk. On the island there is also a Benedictine nunnery. From Orta we can go on excursion to the Sacro Monte, to visit the twenty-one chapels decorated with frescoes and statues depicting the most important scenes from St. Francis of Assisi’s life, the patron saint of Italy. Lake Orta offers to you art and nature in a dream of a landscape.