In the northern part of Italy, right on the west side of Lake Maggiore, you will be surprised by the minor star in the constellation of the subalpine lakes – Lake Orta, a very fascinating destination for your next trip to Italy. What makes it so special? It is said that the history of the major lakes has been concentrated in this short and lovely space.
“…the most romantic of the Italian lakes”…
Lake Orta is a very little known island that will enchant you with its blue glimpses, medieval villages, restaurants, high-class outlets and the stunning panorama of the island set in a stone. Everywhere you look it’s perfect. It will inspire you to take as much pictures as you can, to read and think beautiful, inspired thoughts.
How can you get to Lake Orta?
You can reach Lake Orta by foot, being located at the end of a peninsula in the protected nature reserve of Sacro Monte. The Italian writer Piero Chiara described this beautiful region as “God’s watercolor, painted on a silk backdrop, with it sacred mountain behind”.
Although you will have to walk a lot in order to discover all the treasures, you will love walking through the old houses, admiring the mesmerizing architecture with a very powerful history. Lake Orta also offers two pleasant paths to enjoy every treasure presented by this wonderful region. Firstly, Via Faza will lead you down to the lake, offering you the chance to admire an amazing view with chic houses, while on the horizon you will get to spot the Buccione tower, which is 23 meters high. Just imagine that from this point, the view is absolutely fabulous.
Secondly, you might want to follow the other option, represented by the path called “the lakefront”, in Piazza Motta, a very inspirational and beautiful area. Meditative people, who are looking forward to enjoy a peaceful and romantic vacation, will easily fall in love with this romantic side of Lake Orta.
Not just on foot! Even the bicycle or the horse can be an ideal way to explore the natural beauty, the crystal clear waters of the streams or the local businesses that will welcome you with pleasant smiles and excellent services.
Lake Orta has so many romantic buildings that are reflected in the water. Walk along the lake’s shores and find activities both on and off the water.
Wondering when it’s the best time to visit Lake Orta?
Spring and autumn are ideal times to visit Lake Orta, because of the very comfortable temperatures. The fabulous gardens that line the shores are at their best between April and June and the rising temperatures are a real draw. The summer months of July and August represent a great time to relax by the water.
Where to stay?
There is an outstanding choice of beautiful and enchanting places where you can stay, when you decide to explore the beauty of Lake Orta. The accommodation options are well designed in order to offer you a very pleasant and unforgettable holiday. The villas for rent are well situated so you can admire the best of what this island has to offer. From villas for two, or villas for couples to villas near the beach or family villas, you will get the chance to choose what suits you best. You also have the possibility to rent luxury villas or villas with a private pool, for stunning photos, memorable sunrises and sunsets and the possibility to taste the real feeling of living ‘la bella vita’.
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