Attractions to explore nearby 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.
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
Lake Orta lake in Novara and Verbano-Cusio-Ossola provincie, Piemonte regione, northwestern Italy, just west of Lake Maggiore, from which it is divided by Mount Mottarone. the lake, renowned for its crystal clear water, is surrounded by Alpine mountains dotted by medieval and baroque buildings. Lake Orta's romantic charm once drew artists and writers, such as Lord Byron and Honoré de Balzac, and now attracts well-heeled vacationers from Italy.