There is a rather serene atmosphere that surrounds little Lake Orta, in Italy. Romantic and tranquil, a holiday at Lake Orta is the perfect getaway from the urban and cosmopolitan feel of a major city. Dark green woodlands surround the water which reflects every inch of its visitor's enchantment. Color your vacation time this year with visit to Lake Orta!
The focal point of this lake is the small town of Orta San Giulio, or simply Orta. The town lays at the foot of a sacred mountain, and from here you can catch a boat and get to the Isola San Giulio, where you will find a most beautiful church. Another beautiful settlement you can get to visit on a holiday at Lake Orta is the Omegna, which is actually the home town of all major names in designer kitchenware of the country. An attraction that cannot be missed from a holiday home at Lake Orta is the Sacred Mountain, a wooded promontory dotted with 20 chapels and a church at the top. They are all populated by some pretty odd papier-mache figures and beautiful frescoes. Little Lake Orta portrays a most interesting atmosphere.
In the town of Orta San Giulio, you should stop in the historic center with its pebble-paved paths, the Piazza Motta with the beautiful Palazetto della Comunita and then maybe take a boat to the Isola S. Giulio. In the town of Omegna you will get to experience the epicenter of the Italian industrial design, this is the place of the modern giants of housewares. There is even the Forum Museum here that shows you a thing or two about this modern utilitarian art form. Art lovers can set off from a last minute holiday villa at Lake Orta and visit the town of Pettenasco, with an exhibit of turned wooden art, or Quarna, with a museum of local culture and history and also with blowing instruments. In Gignese, there is a museum for umbrellas and parasols. Lake Orta is ready to impress year round.
The nature at Lake Orta creates a magical oasis of tranquility and peace. Lush greenery surrounds the lake and its clear waters complete this feel. To the east, Monte Mottarone overlooks the entire landscape, and to the west there is the wild Valstrona. The Isola S. Giulio is amazing with its beautiful church, the Basilica of S. Giulio. The vegetation at Lake Orta is unexpectedly varied, with palm trees, with mimosas and olive groves. All in all, a holiday at Lake Orta is a most inspired getaway in a landscape of serenity.
Thermal baths and mineral water springs are a great setting for enjoying a wellness weekend. round Lake Orta and more so at the nearby Lake Maggiore, you will find plenty of opportunities for some “good old” pampering, like the thermal baths of Premia, or the Bognanco thermal baths, with modern facilities. Jacuzzis, hydromassage beds, whirlpool tubs, saunas, you just make your choice and enjoy it.
The beauty of this small Italian Lake encourages tourists to walk around and explore its magic. A walk in the beautiful towns around the lake is always wonderful, so is a walk in the mountains. And in speaking of mountains, you can also opt for mountain biking on a holiday at Lake Orta. The lake is ideal for fishing also, and you can even go horseback riding here, or play a round of golf at one of the two golf clubs in the area. Lake Orta is separated by Lake Maggiore by the Mottarone mountain, where skiing in winter is a real treat. And not to forget, since you are on holiday at Lake Orta, meaning by water, you have the option of numerous water sports, such as kayaking, sailing, water skiing, diving.
A family holiday at Lake Orta... a holiday of peace and tranquility, yet dotted with plenty of fun moments. Exploring the towns around the lake and sightseeing is a great way to spend an afternoon here, wrapped up by a most wonderful dining experience at a local restaurant, with traditional Italian food of the area. Then you have the many water sports that are all so much “encouraged” to be enjoyed by the mild temperatures here. Sailing or windsurfing, diving or kayaking will surely bring a smile on everyone's face. From a holiday home at Lake Orta you can also set off in the mountains around the lake, enjoy a great picnic together with your family.
This area is rather famous for two types of cheeses, the Robiola and the Toma Piemontese, but there are of course, numerous dishes you must try when on holiday at Lake Orta. The fresh fish is amazing here, so are the pasta dishes of course, and the white truffles are also a local specialty. Enchant your senses and enjoy your culinary experience at Lake Orta.
Taking your pet to Lake Orta is something you simply must try. Whether it is a long walk on the lake's shores that appeals to you, or maybe a hike in the mountains, relaxing on a terrace in Orta San Giulio or even sailing together with your Buddy, the experience of exploring this area will be one to remember. And why should you even consider being homesick for Fifi? A pet-friendly holiday home at Lake Orta will simply not allow this, not for a moment.Points of interest, a “must see” list at Lake Orta:
Little Lake Orta is quite the opposite of little when it comes to its infinite charm. This beautiful oasis of peace and tranquility makes for an amazing romantic getaway, for an unforgettable escape from cosmopolitan life, for the ideal destination for both young and old.
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