The museums around Lake Orta, the most beautiful lake in Italy, are the authentic testimony to the industrious life of its inhabitants over the centuries. Wood and copper craftsmen, brass musical instruments and much more. The Lake D’Orta has always distinguished itself for the quality of its hospitality and also its hoteliers, restaurateurs and cooks have a museum dedicated to them.
Minutes from Lake Orta , the Bed & Breakfast Melizio is an old stone mill surrounded by nature , where you can spend a relaxing holiday in a simple and familiar . The B & B Melizio offers accommodation in three double rooms with private bathroom . The rooms are simple but evocative , characterized by warm colors , wooden floor , roof beams and stone walls . Each room has access to the quaint wooden balcony overlooking the garden . The Melizio is surrounded by a large garden and rustic crossed by a stream and populated by our animals : a large space where to play , sunbathe and , above all , relax. A sun beds and garden furniture .
strada provinciale 47 28017 - S.Maurizio d'Opaglio (NO)
The Restaurant Pizzeria Vecchio Forno is very cozy and has a welcoming atmosphere, divided into two rooms facing each other. You can taste excellent pizzas from thin and light dough with fresh and good quality ingredients.
Via Gaetano Fara, 3 28028 - Pettenasco (NO)
Il Palazzo Tornielli di Ameno deve il proprio nome alla nobile dinastia di Borgolavezzaro, uno dei casati tra i più illustri e importanti di Novara fin dal Medioevo; l’aristocratica famiglia Tornielli poteva vantare, infatti, tra le sue proprietà il così detto “palazzo di campagna”, sistemazione ideale per balli, concerti e ricevimenti. L’edificio è costituito da corpi risalenti a diversi periodi storici e si sviluppa attorno a due ampi cortili interni; di particolare rilievo, all’interno del palazzo, sono lo scalone con ringhiere in ferro battuto e gli affreschi mitologici che decorano il soffitto del vano scala. Degna di nota, poi, la bella facciata dell’edificio – risalente al XVIII secolo – la quale volge alla piazza. Oggi il Palazzo Tornielli è sede del Comune di Ameno e dello Spazio Museale, un tempo ala destinata in parte a magazzino per lo stoccaggio del fieno e del foraggio dei cavalli e in parte agli appartamenti signorili e alla residenza del fattore. Associazione Culturale Asilo Bianco Via Zanoni, 17 28010 Ameno (Novara) Tel. +39 0322 998717 Cell. +39 320 9525617
Via Zanoni, 17 28010 Ameno (Novara)
FLAVOUR AND EMOTIONS IN THE HEART OF HISTORICAL ORTA SAN GIULIO Not far from the historical main square Piazza Motta, the ancient heart of Orta, a delicious, cosy restaurant with two romantic dining rooms, a tavern with a fine cellar and a lovely terrace. At lunch the menu offers a new dish daily and novelties in street food style. The menu features lake fish, meat and products all rigorously from Piedmont, well presented, with an attentive eye for balance and colour. Excellent cheeses. A stunning terrace for summer evenings.
Via Caire Albertoletti 13 Orta San Giulio (No)
Our structure has comfortable rooms where you can stay even for a short holiday. From the rooms you can enjoy a breathtaking landscape and admire Lake Maggiore. Prices are divided as follows: – Single room 45 euros – Double room 70 euros – Triple room 80 euros – Half board 45 euros – Full board 50 euros In our structure you can stay with pets, at the booking of the room will apply a surcharge of 20 euros for the cleaning of the same. At Locanda Alpe Quaggione you can find: menu for workers, typical menu of the locanda, à la carte menu or organize lunches, snacks, dinners, ceremonies or banquets. In addition to the menus you find in the appropriate section you can also choose between: Cutting board of cured meats and cheese platter.
Via Alpe Quaggione,1 - 28887 Germagno (Vb)
Museum of Hoteliers, but perhaps it is more correct to call it Place of Memory; certainly that of Armeno is a unique collection in the world where the hotel staff, simple cooks and great chefs, unknown waiters have, almost with sacredness, brought memories and pieces of life collected in their wandering around the world. Armeno is famous in all the continents to be the homeland of the hotels. For at least four centuries since this strip of Cusiano land thousands of people have left for the kitchens, hotels and restaurants of the world. Because this profession has spread from Armeno and not from other areas of Italy is a bit of a mystery. Useful information Permanent Exhibition Museum of Hoteliers Summer opening in July and August Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2.00pm to 7.00pm Free entry. In the rest of the year it is possible to take guided tours for groups by reservation
Via Dei Prati, 1 28010 Armeno (NO)
The property is located 15 minutes from Lake Orta on the hills of Novaresi at a height of 600 m above sea level. The house is located on a sunny hill, in a large park of ancient chestnut woods, far from urban centers and completely immersed in nature with an extraordinary view of the Monte Rosa massif. The pristine green, the mild climate, the absolute tranquility of the place, offer guests an ideal environment for those seeking a regeneration of body and spirit. Our home offers recreation spaces, a conference room for yoga, meditation and music therapy and specific holistic massage rooms.
Località Mirabello - 28010 - Ameno (NO)
OLD WORLD STYLE AND CONTEMPORARY FLAVOURS ON THE LAKE SHORE This has always been a sought-after destination where the peerless view over the lake is great added value to the cuisine. Choose between the gorgeous terrace with lakeside moorings and the dining room overlooking the lake and the island, under ancient beams and great arched windows. The modern concept menu offers lake fish, risottos, contemporary cuisine and great classics revisited with a touch of inventiveness. A good cellar with fine Italian and European labels and everywhere, restaurant, hotel and bar, elegant and attentive service. Restaurant Hotel San Rocco
via Gippini 11 - 28016 Orta San Giulio (NO)
Antica Colonia is the result of the recovery of an eighteenth-century villa, is a lovely residence studied in detail with style games between the ancient and the modern. The tranquility of the place, together with the family, guarantees a holiday of wellness and relax. Located in the small village of Crabbia fraction of Pettenasco, about 3.5 Km from Orta San Giulio, the residence is certainly the ideal place for those who want to take a break and immerse yourself in the silence of the natural surroundings, and is the starting point for excursions nature and culture all year. The property has two or three rooms fully equipped for couples and families with spacious terraces, balconies and porches prestigious and charming with fantastic views of Lake Orta, the promontory of the Sacred Mountain and the island of San Giulio. The villa is also an ideal location for small events and groups thanks to the large lounge area and a spacious kitchen with a dining room for guests with the exclusive use of the entire villa. Antica Colonia Lake Orta
Via Primatesta 7 28028 CRABBIA – PETTENASCO (NO)
The mountain of lake Orta This mountain is 20 minutes from Lake Orta with its enormous pastures at the top is part of the Mergozzolo chain. Mottarone enjoys a particularly panoramic position and offers various sports opportunities on foot, horseback and bike in summer. In winter it is a ski and snowboard resort loved by locals and the Milanese.
EMOTIONS AND FLAVOURS UNDER THE PERGOLA ON THE LAKE SHORE Lake fish and Piedmontese meats are served in a breathtaking setting in this recently refurbished restaurant. It is the ideal place for an intimate romantic dinner as well as for groups of family or friends. Booking is advised at weekends. With its pretty pergola along the lake front, it is reached by way of the main road leaving San Maurizio d’Opaglio. Come and visit us at Ristorante Da Venanzio to taste our meat and fish specialties. We are open with a tasty menu for both lunch and dinner. At the Da Venanzio Restaurant in San Maurizio D’Opaglio, you can satisfy your palate with many fish and meat specialties. Our staff is attentive and kind, will welcome you and advise you. Our cooks are imaginative and experienced and our tasty and wholesome ingredients. We always offer you a very fresh fish. Come to us for your couple’s dinner or with friends, you will not regret it. Restaurant Da Venanzio
Lungolago VI Brigata Nello, 34, 28017 San Maurizio D’Opaglio NO
La Bocciola Sanctuary – Ameno The origin of this Sanctuary goes back to an episode in 1543 when the “Holy Virgin appeared to a young girl who tended her animals there”. Later in the 1700’s a few healings and miraculous circumstanced are recorded. The young girl, dumb from birth, lived in a house that is still visible along the road leading to the Sanctuary.
Santuario la Bocciola – Ameno
WHEN THE VIEWS AND FLAVOURS TAKE IN TWO LAKES A splendid villa high up on the Mottarone, balanced between Lakes Orta and Maggiore: here is a return to tradition with salamis from small local producers and cheeses from the local co-operative producer. Home-made cooking is a triumph of pastas and main courses are principally meat and game. Local cheese dishes can be booked in advance, as can cheese fondues and raclette. Desserts are also home-made and feature jam tarts, bread cake, strudel, tiramisù, lemon tart, semifreddo parfaits in fruit flavours, and more besides. All this accompanied by local red and white wines, amongst others.
Loc Vetta del Mottarone - 28838 Stresa (Vb)
Madonna del Sasso Sanctuary – Lake Orta Madonna del Sasso, aka Cusio’s Balcony was finished in 1748, consecrated in 1771 and is without doubt the most panoramic of all the religious sites on Lake Orta. In the 1500’s it was a simple cross then came a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows before becoming the Sanctuary admired today. The white granite-like rock the Sanctuary is set on had always been been used as fine building material. Originally there was a chapel here dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows and after a number of healings the place became better known and a Church was then built to replace the chapel. The Church had a niche in which a small statue of Our Lady of the Rosary was kept a sit was thought to bring miracles. The current complex was a project of Pietro Paolo Minola from Boleto who after having received the grace of Our Lady decided to have a new Sanctuary built at his expense,to replace the old one. Work began around 1725, thanks also to contributions from the inhabitants of Boleto. In 1748 the Church was completed while the bell tower and the house on the side of the […]
madonna del sasso boleto
Roman bridge of Pezzasco Ameno is on a plateau that slopes south east, on the eastern bank of Lake Orta, along the medieval Francisca road which connected Gozzano with Orta San Giulio. In the little hamlet of Pezzasco with its chestnut, pine and beech woods, is a perfect place for a walk, a mountain bike ride or an excursion on horseback, in the heart of the countryside where you will come upon a fascinating little Roman bridge.
Situated in a picturesque and peaceful position covering more than 35,000 m deep in a green park, which makes it especially suitable for families with children.
Via Domodossola, 28, - Loc. Bagnera 28016 Orta San Giulio (NO)
The quiet and calm surface of the Lake Orta is ideal for an adventure in canoeing or kayaking, along the waters and the banks while admiring the natural landscapes of rare beauty. Between Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore and the nearby Val d’Ossola and Valsesia, the many disciplines related to rafting are all accessible to sportsmen and amateurs. In the magnificent valleys of Ossola and near Sesia, we find numerous streams that are well suited to the practice of rafting, a sport very popular in the valleys both in Verbano Cusio Ossola and in Valsesia, by locals and tourists who love to try the thrill to descend along steep streams silhouetted in the wilderness.
Via Isola, 3 - 13020 VOCCA (VC)
PIEDMONT IN THE HEART OF THE ANCIENT VILLA NIGRA . The Ristorante Antico Agnello is in Miasino, on the eastern hills halfway along the lake and for over 20 years has been serving regional and traditional dishes of Piedmont and Italy. The regional dishes which will delight even the most demanding of palates are served in this fabulous, age-old venue, ideal for weddings, parties and special occasions. All the traditional dishes are prepared according to ancient customs and are as healthy and nutritious as they have always been. With a touch of class and taste which goes beyond memory.
Antico Agnello Via Solaroli 5 - Miasino (NO)
Municipal beach always open about 200 meters, separated from the road by a hedge and with a splendid view of the island of San Giulio.
Ronco – Lago d’Orta
Horse Riding and Trekking for a duration of one day or more. They extend over the territory of the hinterland between Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta. Heated stables for the winter and an Agri-rural area for the whole summer with the possibility of attending even a single day. Lessons and riding lessons for children. A qualified companion for equestrian tourism is available to guests for walks and trekking surrounded by nature.
Via Crose 27 - Massino Visconti (NO)
Rental and organized tours. In an area full of natural and artistic landscapes, in a context of heritage conservation where the impact of cars is limited and controlled, the choice of electric bike to go to the discovery of the territory is ideal. Orta San Giulio, located on the shores of one of the most characteristic lakes of Northern Italy, is the right location of this service that allows you to better appreciate how much nature and the ancient work of man have made. The pedal assisted bicycle also allows those who do not enjoy physical activity to travel long distances with significant gradients, simple and comfortable to use in mountain biking for challenging trails on dirt roads and mountain trails.
Via Domodossola, 9 28016 Orta San Giulio - Novara
Located near Gozzano, with wide sandy beach and various services, restaurants, bars, shops.
Lido di Gozzano – Lago d’Orta
AN 18TH CENTURY COUNTRY HOUSE NOW A GOURMET INN An inn, yes, but a stylish one. Set in the ancient village of Crabbia, a rustic 18th century building is now elegantly dressed, with exposed stone and brick walls, offering cuisine that is both local and imaginative, moving confidently between the genuine traditions of the Piedmont countryside to embrace modern tone and balance. Fassone Beef Tartare with oil and lemon, lardo with walnuts and honey, home-made pasta, colourfully creative desserts, focusing on seasonal ingredients, a well-stocked cellar and a great deal of passion, pure and simple. Upstairs romantic apartments are available.
Vicolo chiuso, 8 28028 - fraz. Crabbia di Pettenasco
The Gignese Museum is the only one in the world devoted to umbrellas and parasols; its collection comprises over a thousand examples of umbrellas, parasols and handles. Some items are curiosities, or of considerable historical and cultural importance, like the umbrellas that belonged to Queen Margherita of Savoy or the Risorgimento patriot and politician Giuseppe Mazzini. The showcases display finely made and exquisitely decorated umbrellas, which visitors will find intriguing and ravishingly pretty. The section devoted to the life of the umbrella-makers includes photographs of pioneer craftsmen, rudimentary tools from workshops of the past, and the tools that the umbrella makers/menders used when they plied their trade in the streets of Italy and throughout the world. The Museum takes us on a journey through a corner of history, full of images and memorabilia of an ancient trade that the local umbrella makers took successfully all over the world.
Via Golf Panorama 2 – Gignese (Vb)
Ours is a small trattoria, you will feel like being at home, it is a cozy and intimate, with a room that can accommodate 25 people and a terrace for sunny days, you can have lunch, dinner or simply drink a good glass of wine accompanied by a chopping board of cold cuts and cheeses strictly at 0 km. Our dishes are simple but with quality raw materials, we are always looking for healthy and genuine products of local farms from our beautiful valleys such as meats, cheeses , meat, wines and craft beers. The restaurant also has a play area for your children, and the room is available for your special events.
Regione Brascino, 8 - 28010 - Miasino (NO)
Contemporary art collection The Foundation was started in 1979 according to the wishes of the renowned painter Antonio Calderara, who lived in this house in Vacciago near Ameno until the mid seventies. The collection consists of a grand total of 327 art works by 133 painters and sculptors from various parts of the world. The permanent exhibition brings together works by artists who had had some contact with Calderara, giving rise to its title “The history of Antonio Calderara and a selection of artists who were his contemporaries and friends.” The collection includes trend-setting works from a period between 1920 and 1978, arranged by Calderara himself in his 17th century house in Vacciago, which also belongs to the Foundation. The sculptures and paintings on display belong to the avant-garde movements which were milestones of 20th century art: from pop-art to kinetic art, right through to visual poetry. What all these works have in common, however, is their tendency to the abstract, which was a favourite style of Calderara’s, especially in the second half of his career, when his inclinations took him in the direction of geometric lines and the representation of light. However, there are also figurative paintings – portraits, landscapes and still lifes – […]
Fondazione Calderara, Via Bardelli, 9 0322.998192
The estate Montezeglio, an ancient farmhouse dating back to the year 700, immersed in a green atmosphere of magical relax, a few minutes from Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore, invites you to savor its creative cuisine and full of emotions surrounded by the warmth emanating from its romantic frame. MORE INFORMATION Relais Tenuta Montezeglio restaurant offers a stay in one of the 8 elegant suites furnished in Provencal style, cared for in details and equipped with the most modern comforts, bathroom with hydromassage TV telephone frigo bar and WiFi, will offer you in addition to wonderful breakfasts and brunch on the panoramic terrace overlooking On the great surrounding park.Tenuta Montezeglio is the ideal place to spend a fantastic stay with family and friends at the sport and leisure lessons. The proximity to bicycle trails will offer pleasant moments immersed in nature. The structure also lends itself to events, ceremonies, business dinners, conferences and conferences.
Località Monticelli 28045 Invorio (No)
Naturalistic pedestrian path along Lake Orta. The dirt road connects the Buccione area, passing from the Gozzano beach, on the border with San Maurizio d’Opaglio. The route is called “via dei Canneti” due to the presence of protected reed beds whose nesting species include birds, grebes, common beetles, coots and moorhens. It is a path of about 1 km. which then continues to the hamlet of Lagna di San Maurizio d’Opaglio, then joins the main road to Ronco di Pella, always along the lake. Very popular all year round from runners and cycle-amateurs, it also includes well-equipped pitches with benches for resting at striking views of the lake.
lido di gozzano
The area surrounding the Lake of Orta allows you to practice excursions of any kind: on the lowland along the lake, on the marked trails, or higher up, climbing on the hills or in the mountains; There are also numerous itineraries for mountain biking. Among the walks that depart from Orta you can choose between the path “The peninsula of Orta” that runns along the lake, the walk through the woods Orta-Corconio or the complete tour of Lake Orta “the Ring Blue”. A tour of the lake, in addition to food and wine stops, also a visit to the Sacred Mount and the Romanesque Abbey on the island of San Giulio (one of the 5 key points of the Piedmontese Romanesque) or visit the Ecomuseum of the Lake Orta and Mottarone that embraces all the material culture of the Cusio basin.
Small beach and access to mooring for boats, it is also the point of diving in the lake. Spectacular view that stretches to the island San Giulio.
Punta di Crabbia – Lago d’Orta
Camper area Lake Orta – Area automated with all facilities for campers. Offers the following services included : loading and unloading, electricity, wi – fi, toilet, hot water showers, pets, beach, video surveillance .
frazione Bagnella (Vb)
Camping Punta Crabbia , with private beach and views of the medieval village of Ronco , is located on the shores of Lake Orta , considered among the cleanest in Europe and full of fish . Nearby you can visit typical villages like Orta San Giulio , renowned worldwide for its beauty , Pettenasco , Pella and visit the city of Omega . To go to the beautiful vistas , is the road that climbs to the summit of Mottarone ( 1491 m ) , where on a clear day you can enjoy a unique panorama of the entire Alpine range to the Ligurian Apennines , the Po Valley and the pre-alpine lakes . Restaurant service , bar , sports ( diving , parasailing , tennis , water skiing , water games for adults and children ) and shuttle service , complete a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Quiet and folklore mix in the right measure , create a unique and unforgettable holiday .
via Crabbia, 2/a – 28028 Pettenasco (No)
The House of Dwarves – Orta San Giulio Casa Marangoni is the oldest house in Orta and is known as The House of Dwarves due to the four tiny windows just above the main wooden beam. It goes back to the end of the 1500’s when, according to legend St Giulio arrived in the area to free the island of serpents and dragons. The house with its little granite columns is on the right of the steep Salita della Motta going up from the main square and is decorated with three frescoes of the Annunciation, the Ascension and a Madonna with Child.
Casa dei Nani – Orta San Giulio
CREATIVE LOCAL CUISINE WHERE NATURE IS THE LEADING LIGHT Lucio, one of the owners and a talented young chef, is in the kitchen serving simple traditional dishes as well as elaborate fish dishes with his characteristic passion and loving care. The restaurant proposes a set menu each day and the à la carte menu offers a wide range of meats and fish prepared with selected ingredients. Some dishes are popular with regular clients and among these a dish of mixed gratinéed fish, risotto Croce Bianca with local toma mountain cheese and pear, fried fillet of lake perch.
Via Mazzini 2 Omegna (VB)
GENUINITY ON THE ROAD LEADING FROM THE LAKE UP TO THE MOTTARONE A meeting point between lakes and mountains, this restaurant is set in the heart of one of the most charming areas in northern Piedmont: a family atmosphere which for over forty years has been a local point of reference with a distinctive welcome. The hotel offers clients a convenient car park right opposite, a play park for children and a bar with an outside area in which to enjoy this peaceful place. Indoors a large dining room to enjoy good company over a plate of good food. Bar open to the public.
Via per Armeno, 10 - 28010 Miasino (NO)
SIMPLICITY AND FRESHNESS IN THE LIVELY CENTRE OF OMEGNA A Novara style steak: this is one of the dishes for which the bistro in Omegna’s town centre is known. A meeting place for the young and sociable, with simple, honest cuisine, it is an ideal venue for an evening or a break with friends. With a pleasant outside area in summer, a rich selection of wines and draught beer, the Forum is also the prestigious headquarters of the Foundation of Omegna’s Museum of Arts and Industry.
Parco Maulini, 8 - 28887 - Omegna (VB)
- alpe quaggione
- alzo di Pella
- bolzano novarese
- briga novarese
- forno valstrona
- gravellona toce
- isola san giulio
- madonna del sasso
- massino visconti
- oira di nonio
- orta san giulio
- quarna sotto
- san Maurizio d'opaglio
The tourist union of Lake Orta gathers 70 receptive and commercial activities. We operate in tourism promotion, in the production of informative material and we support cultural projects aimed at enhancing the territory.
Together to enhance the beauty of the places and promote its history.