In the Comune of Ameno, Mount Mesma is home to a quiet 17th century Franciscan monastery, set on a hill at 576 meters altitude. The view from the churchyard is stunning, drawing the eye not only towards the nearby village of Orta San Giulio and the most romantic if the Italian Lakes, but also towards the second highest mountain in Europe, the majestic Mount Rosa.
In summer the Mount Mesma Fraternity offers a few spiritual activities for all who seek time to dedicate to prayer, silence and meditation, but they also have a warm welcome for anyone wishing to spend a few exploratory hours surrounded by the natural beauty of this place which can easily be reached either by car or on foot.
The monastery and church were built in 1619 using stone left after demolition of a castle on the top of the hill. The single aisle is dominated by the large Crucifixion carved in 1712 by the Milanese sculptor Lentignani. There are two cloisters, the first of which is near the entrance and was used as shelter for pilgrims and passers-by. The second has a well at its center which supplied water to the community of monks. From here is reached the “room with the large stove” which has a stove in black stone from Oira which was built in 1727.
You reach Lortallo by car to get to Monte Mesma, leaving the car in the car park there. You take the Way of the Cross up to the monastery in around 20 minutes. A slightly less steep road is the Chestnut Path, which is still 20 minutes walk but easier on the legs and feet. The monastery can also be reached by car on well kept tarmac roads.
RAY HEFFERNAN performance
LIVE MUSIC… NOT TO BE MISSED Friday 18 / 18.00 – RAY HEFFERNAN 🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸 musician and composer, author of the famous piece Angels “by #RobbieWilliams Exclusively at the Vecchio Circolo Lortallo to cheer guests during the aperitif and dinner. RECOMMENDED TABLE RESERVATION CALL ☎️ + 39 0322 1902034 old club of Lortallo / Ameno Once an inn and meeting point in the small village of Lortallo, at the foot of Mount Mesma. Today a contemporary, chromatic and geometric kitchen laboratory. There is evolution and research. Above all fun dishes, to be appreciated even with the eyes. The new adventure of a young chef and an experienced patron (his is the boeuc wine bar in Orta) takes place in the scenery of the Pre-Alps, the nearby Lake of Orta and the Agogna valley. A conjunction between past and future to be covered by walking (up to the table) among the green paths that wind through the hills.
Lake Orta wine festival 2021
Lake Orta wine festival 2021, returns as every year, after the suspension of 2020, and we are now in the seventh edition, the appointment with the Lago d’Orta Wine Festival promoted by the Lago d’Orta Tourist Union, which will take place for the 2021 edition on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 August at the square in front of the Mottarone cable car. PROGRAM Sunday 29th August 12.00 Stand opening 5.00 pm Deejay set Mr Tambourine 7.00 pm Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms Monday 30th August 12.00 Stand opening Gorgonzola tasting 5.00 pm Deejay set Mr Tambourine TASTING Selected wines from upper Piedmont and typical products Tasting Euro 15 including the glass stand path free admission wine sales at cellar price INFO wine festival Info: +39.349.0576090 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lagodorta.piemonte.it SEGUI I NOSTRI SOCIAL
16-17 settembre Lago dei Draghi a Omegna (Verbania)
The most beautiful and adventurous event for children and adults, with a motorboat ride on Lake Orta, sighting of moving animatronic dragons, scientific experiments for children, new show with Dynamite and the dragon’s egg, the stories of dragonologist, mermaids and unicorns. Real animatronic dragons, experiments, games and new show 16-17 September 2023 in Omegna (Verbania) Meeting point and collection of tickets booked at the “Forum” in Omegna, Parco Pasquale Maulini (free parking Omegna, Via XI Settembre) Sixth edition, sold-out every year, book soon. Guaranteed event in any weather. Academy of Dragology with scientific experiments, motorboat ride for everyone (adults and children) of about 20 minutes on Lake Orta with sighting of dragons and meeting with the Mermaid, stories of dragology, a new show with Dynamite and the egg dragon, diploma. Optional Activities: Decorate the dragon egg and ride the unicorns. For doubts or information, also read the FAQ of Lago dei Draghi
Inauguration of Villa Nigra exhibitions
This Saturday, September 23rd, two new Asilo Bianco exhibitions will be inaugurated in the marvelous Villa Nigra in Miasino (NO, Lake Orta): L’altra pelle, a solo exhibition by Valerio Tedeschi, and Wild Matrix of La Tana dei Lupi Gentili – Irene Lupia and Giulia Gentilcore. We will wait forward you to the Villa at 6pm for the inauguration.