Popular Lettings in Lake Orta
Highlights in Lake Orta
- Villages on Lake Orta
- Art and culture
- Orta lounge
- Villa Crespi
- Pre-Alpine tourism
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Holiday rentals on Lake Orta
Without a doubt, Lake Orta is one of the most picturesque and romantic lakes in Italy, able to perfectly combine the need for relaxation and curious eyes of art and beauty. For these reasons, there are so many tourists who come here at any time of the year for a holiday and a break. The proposal of holiday rentals on Lake Orta is based mainly on the rental of rentals in thecentre of one of the villages overlooking the lake, such as Omegna and Pella for example. For nature lovers, the holiday rentals on Lake Orta become an interesting destination because they are slightly outside the centre and guarantee a total immersion in silence and greenery.
Holiday on Lake Orta
Location and orientation
Lake Orta is the westernmost lake of all the pre-alpine lakes; formed by the melting of part of the southern front of the Simplon glacier, it is embraced to the west by Mount Croce and to the east by the Mottarone massif. Located in Piedmont, the lake is part of two provinces, that of Verbania-Cusio-Ossola and that of Novara, develops from north to south and is literally divided into two basins separated by a ridge that cuts it perpendicularly: the basin to the north is smaller and deeper while the south one is wider and lower. On the waters rises the Island of San Giulio, very picturesque and characteristic, and in general we can say that thanks to the geographical position and the magical setting of the villages, Lake Orta is a very special destination and suitable for those who want to breathe love and serenity.
Travellers and related activities
Visiting Lake Orta will leave you speechless; the stages are all sensational and full of beauty. The northernmost village is Omegna and in addition to being known for being the birthplace of Gianni Rodari (writer for children), sees the flow of Nigoglia which is the only stream that instead of descending to the sea runs towards the Alps. Here you can enjoy nature, walking along the banks. Going down, it is impossible not to visit the village of Orta San Giulio: absolutely elegant and splendid, it is studded with precious neoclassical houses with well-kept and luxuriant gardens. To visit Piazza Motta, also known as the lounge of the lake because in any of the places you will stop, you will be overlooking the mirror of water. From here, you can also take a public boat and visit the legendary Island of San Giulio where there is the Romanesque church of San Giulio and the cloistered convent. Returning to the lake coast, you can not miss Pella, an ancient village (dating back to the Iron Age) where you can visit the medieval tower, the pier, the chapel of San Filiberto (the oldest of the whole bank) and the bridge over the Pellino that connects the village to San Rocco
Among the many wonderful houses in Orta, there is also the Moorish Villa Crespi, become famous for being the first sought after restaurant of the star chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo
Top 3 travel tips
A route of twenty chapels frescoed with scenes from the life of St. Francis of Assisi and culminating in the church of St. Nicholas of Mira, the Sacred Mount stands above the village of Orta ensuring a wonderful view, in the hilly area before the forest.2. Madonna del Sasso
Located in the village of Cesara, on the west bank, it is called the balcony of the Cusio because it is located on top of a rock overlooking the lake and offers a magnificent view.3. Quarter
It is a very small village located above Omegna, from whose lookout you can see not only an unforgettable view of Lake Orta but also of the Ligurian Apennines; for music lovers, a visit to the Ethnographic Museum and the Musical Instrument is a must.