Orta and St. Giulio Island
Lake Orta is often described as the “ Jewel of the Italian Lakes”. The pretty little town of Orta, the quaint Saint Giulio’s Island and the impressive Sacro Monte ensure that Lake Orta lives up to this reputation. Orta town is simply beautiful with its narrow cobbled streets and leafy piazza with views over Saint Giulio’s Island. Browse the tiny boutiques, dine “al fresco” for lunch in the square or take a boat across to the island to visit the basilica and stroll around “Silence Road”.