Lake Orta
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Jeanne G
8 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Lake Orta enchanted me by its otherworldly simplicity, isolation, winding path and that deep misty shade of blue that washed over the whole scene. It is less touristy than Como and has the added attraction of the island with a castle and monastery in the middle of the lake. Adjacent Orta San Giulio isalso a joy to explore as it has a timeless medieval ambience with narrow streets, arches, ancient structures and cobbles.
Written 19 November 2022
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schmidtmg
Switzerland995 contributions
Oct 2022
one of our favourite spots - coming back every two years to take in the scenery and visit the local eateries and restaurants. We prefer to visit in off season when the place is quiet and the hordes of tour group tourists have left....
Written 30 October 2022
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Lihat
Amsterdam50 contributions
Aug 2022
This area is very beautiful. The views are straight from a picture book ! The town is like a historic museum, but alive and bustling.
Written 21 September 2022
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iftach shichrur
Tel Aviv, Israel2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
lovely lake.clean.quite.charming,we enjoyed our staying in b&b tempi lontani.this place is a legend!feel like home.experiance far way from imagination'wards can't describe.perrsonal treatment & very nice family makes you feel in awarm castle.high reccomended.
Written 25 June 2022
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Clive
6 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Booked a coach trip from Stressa to Lake Orta (via Arona) 41 Euros each. Well worth it! Guide Mateo was excellent. You must go over to the island whilst in Orta (boat 4.50euro return). Free entry on island. Avoid weekends as it will be absolutely full of locals (and I don't blame them).
A gem of a place. But visit soon as it is becoming more popular and busier.
Written 31 May 2022
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marriott946
London, UK492 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Lovely lake, quite large, cleanest apparently in Italy.

Hire a boat, visit the Little Island.

Towns dotted around.

Sail, row, canoe, swim, endless opportunities.

Written 27 April 2022
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Cambridge Guru
Cambridge, UK883 contributions
Aug 2020
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 once we were sorted, (we used the multi storey on the edge of he town) , we loved the small town, despite the huge numbers of tourists (are they all there for the dozens of art shops?). There are lots of old buildings and quaint alleys.
A drink in the small square by the boats was a must.
We then had a good walk south of the town along the side of the lake which was quiet and just gorgeous - a great way of escaping the crowds.
Written 2 September 2020
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Supersap
Brussels, Belgium189 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Clean waters, nice places, mice small villages, not too crowded as other lakes.
Simple and healthy place.
Written 23 August 2020
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alison186394
Paris, France73 contributions
Jul 2019
we stayed after being in Verona on our way back to France and found it charming. there were a lot of mosquitos near the lake but the town is so pretty.
Written 31 January 2020
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MeganMunro
Toronto, Canada1,234 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
With Lake Como taking up much of people’s attention in the area, this smaller lake is charming to the max. I recommend going into Lago D’Orta town and having a wander through the cobblestone streets before having a gelato and watching the boats go by. Truly serene and much less busy than the other lakes in the area.
Written 19 January 2020
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