Isola San Giulio
Isola San Giulio, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Province of Novara, Italy
About Isola San Giulio
The island of San Giulio is the only island of Lake Orta and is part of the municipality of Orta San Giulio, in the province of Novara, in Piedmont. There is a small inhabited center where the buildings of greater historical importance are the Basilica of San Giulio and the Mater Ecclesiae abbey, built on the ruins of an ancient castle and which occupies a large part of the island's surface. Currently, the island is permanently inhabited only by very few families, in addition to the monastery.
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The Sacro Monte di Orta is part of the group of nine Alpine Sacred Mountains in Piedmont and Lombardy considered world heritage sites and is located in the municipality of Orta San Giulio in the province of Novara. Many of the artworks are of a high quality, some of the most highly thought of painters and sculptors of the period having been commissioned to produce them. The vegetation of the Sacred Mountain runs down to the shores of Lake Orta and was designed in line with ornamental criteria t
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Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country. It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east, and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders Switzerland to the northeast and France to the west. It has an area of 25,402 km2 making it the second-largest region of Italy after Sicily and a population of 4,322,805 as of 30 June 2020. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.