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.
A PLACE TO MEET, YOUTHFUL TASTE ON THE BEACH Restaurant, bar and pizzeria, right on the lakeside beach in Pettenasco: a quiet place to enjoy moments of sheer relaxation. A fresh atmosphere with contemporary design where youthful local as well as more complex dishes are offered. There are open spaces with a lake view and an inside dining room. Dolphins also turns out some tasty pizzas. To accompany, a careful selection of wines and draught beers. Overlooking the Pettenasco beach, a set menu is offered at lunchtime during the week.
Via Passeggiata Lago, 50 28028 PETTENASCO ( NO)
La Fattoria del Pino is a structure created in the middle of the last century as a breeding race horses, it has evolved in farm with rooms, restaurant and riding stables, now houses the B&B La Fattoria del Pino and the Restaurant La Taverna.
Regione Brascino, - 28010 - Miasino (NO)
Riviera Beach is 1 km from Orta San Giulio direction Omegna. The beach offers several services, restaurant and bar hire.
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
Il Museo dell’Arte e della Tornitura del Legno (The Museum of Art and Wood Turning) can be found in Pettenasco, a small village situated on the shores of Lake Orta. It is located in an old wood turning workshop that belongs to the Maulini family, which operated their business there from 1886 to 1970. The Museum hosts a permanent collection dedicated to the art of wood turning. The museum site organizes exhibits and events as well as guided tours, cultural meetings, and teaching studios. The building includes an information area, a reference point for the city fabric and a main attraction for the flow of tourists into the area. You can find information about the products, itineraries, projects, and events in this area; also, a free wi-fi connection is available to all. The Museum of Art and Wood Turning is managed by the Pro Loco Association of Pettenasco and is a part of the Lake Orta and Mottarone Ecomuseum circuit. Free entrance
Museo dell`Arte della Tornitura del legno via Vittorio Veneto, Pettenasco
★★★ ORTA SAN GIULIO
via Olina, 40, Orta San Giulio, 28016, Italy
Three kilometers from the center of Omegna, immersed in the uncontaminated nature of the mountains, with a breathtaking view of the Mottarone and adjacent lake for sport fishing. We offer a traditional cuisine, finely interpreted by our chef to enhance the excellent local products. Space dedicated to children and entertainment in collaboration with the Zazzi association. Special events on request.
via ponte bria 100 omegna
CREATIVE CUISINE AND AN APERITIVE ON THE LAKE, AMONG TORCHES AND CANDLES An elegant, refined location on one of Europe’s most romantic lakes: here good cooking is enriched with simple local ingredients and a vast selection of wines. In the evening, torches and candles make the already magical atmosphere quite unique for an elegant aperitif and creative cuisine showing imagination and precise balance. Charm and class on an exclusive terrace overlooking the glass-like waters of the lake. MORE INFORMATION The beach is less than a kilometer from the center of Orta San Giulio, one of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy, Within walking distance of a walk along the lake shore. It is equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas, pedal boats, kayaks and is assisted by a beach view. A handy, a chic chiringuito serves drinks, cold food and ice cream.
Via Domodossola, Loc. Bagnera 28016 – Orta San Giulio (NO)
Santa Maria of Luzzara – Gozzano The delightful little church of Santa Maria of Luzzara, 11th century, is known for its recently restored frescoes and a curious “sailing” bell tower. Near the Lido of Gozzano, at the time the place where the bishops embarked for the pastoral visits to the Island of San Giulio, today beautiful beach and the ideal place to contemplate the beautiful Lake Orta, “the Watercolor of God”.
A GOURMET STAR IN THE HEART OF ORTA SAN GIULIO A Michelin star for the pleasure of those truly passionate about taste and flavour. This restaurant proposes a cuisine of fresh flavours and new creative combinations signed by Chef Andrea Monesi. Innovative and creative, his cooking is firmly rooted in Italian tradition. The very fine wine-list is of international calibre with over 600 labels and is edited with utmost care by Sara Orlando, passionate maître and sommelier who oversees the dining room and suggests pairings for the disheschosen with an authoritative, professional manner and a spirit of experimentation which completes the culinary offering. Theterrace offers unbeatable views of the stone roofs of Orta.
via Olina, 18 - 28016 Orta San Giulio (No)
At 3 km from the center of Omegna into the uncontaminated nature of the mountains with a breathtaking view on the Mottarone and a fine small lake. Traditional cuisine, exalted by our Chef. Fine cocktails. Transport service available. Kids entertainment by APS Zazzi. Event planning.
Via Ponte Bria 100, 28887 Omegna (VB)
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
CERTAINTY OF GOOD COOKING THAT IS BOTH SIMPLE AND TRADITIONAL In the historic centre of Omegna we find cooking that originates in simplicity and embraces contemporary style. Home-made pastas, with careful cooking, measured and tasty. Traditional meat dishes from selected cuts and a cellar where both wines and beers have an equal share. An inn of yore with attention for both raw materials and detail. It is an excellent meeting place for the young staying out until late as well as the colourful characters of this fanciful little town lapped by the waters of Lake Orta.
Giuseppe Verdi,10 - 28887, Omegna (Vb)
Tennis is a sport that many love to practice around Lake Orta and some fields are open to the public in the area, especially in Orta San Giulio itself and in the municipality of Pettenasco where an excellent field is available to the public at the Hotel L ‘ landing. 20 minutes from Orta in the small town of Borgomanero, it offers every opportunity to play outdoor and indoor, with instructors for children and adults who want to improve.
A.S.D. Tennis Club Lago D'orta
Orta San Giulio Community Palace (ancient Municipality) The Palazzo della Comunità or the Broletto is in the center of the ancient village of Orta San Giulio and dates back to 1582. It is one of the symbols of the feudal state of the San Giulio Riviera that dates back to the 12th century, allowing us to rebuild the games of powers of the Cusian village. Here the legislative and executive powers were exercised. Sometimes called the Palazzotto, it overlooks the lake and the island of San Giulio.
piazza motta orta san giulio
INTENSE FLAVOURS ON THE ROAD LEADING TO THE LAKE Tradition, passion, experience and attention for local ingredients. Family recipes turned into dishes to be admired as much as to be savoured. A well thought out ambience, creative dishes that highlight tradition and which, on the road from Novara to Lake Orta, range from lake and sea fish to traditional agnolotti filled pasta and other pastas, even pizza. Great attention and care for detail are also obvious in the desserts. All produced with a love once typical of past times that now embraces imaginative modernity.
Via Borgomanero, 27 28010 - Briga Novarese (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.
A relaxing break between nature and culture. Our B & B is a 5-minute drive from Lake Orta and 15 minutes from Lake Maggiore. Due to its central position it is an ideal starting point for nature and cultural trips, sporting activities, walks on foot or by bike and motorbike rides, which we can help you organize by suggesting the most interesting destinations. The two rooms are located on the first floor of a detached house renovated in 2011 with particular attention to energy saving and environmental sustainability. The independent entrance guarantees maximum freedom of movement, guests have at their disposal a reserved parking space or a parking space for motorcycles or bicycles, and assistance for minor maintenance. We offer you a family-like hospitality and a corner of rest and relaxation in the large garden, in the shade of our cherry tree.
Via Bercolo, 15 - 28010 Bolzano Novarese
★★★★ ORTA SAN GIULIO
via Olina, 18 - 28016 Orta San Giulio (No)
B&B il Barsot the trellis of boxwood that draws the attention of all those who are found to stay with us . Pergola centenary , as the house is located where the B & B is the perfect place to stop and enjoy the view over the village , the lake and the island of San Giulio . You can not help it … just one look , a moment of relaxation , a chat while sipping wine sitting in the cool Barsot and you will be captivated by the charm of the lake . Our B & B is not only this but thanks to nature and to the foresight of our ancestors , we are proud to share this little gem with our guests !
via Pela, 7 – 28028 Pettenasco (No)
IMAGINATION AND FLAVOUR IN THE ANCIENT STREETS OF ORTA In a slightly off the beaten position, almost as if you had to look for it, but also to try it out. Combinations that are anything but banal, on occasion contrasting, simple ingredients that at times are organic, rather like the small cellar of wines. In summer, lake terrines and “carpione”, Piedmontese pickled specialities, eel on a skewer or brochette, home-made pastas and fillings. A contemporary almost playful style of furnishing in the dining rooms on two different levels.
via Olina, 40, Orta San Giulio, 28016, Italy
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
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)
Roccetta Fiorita , The holiday home has maintained the characteristics of a distant time uniting the functionality of modern times . Beams and exposed rocks and a warm parquet are enlivened with modern kitchens and functional , hairdryer , satellite televisions . All this makes the place nice for couples and families The Osteria San Martino is the ideal place to spend in complete harmony and tranquility a wonderful evening , where style is at home. We are pleased to welcome welcoming you in a nice , relaxing and highly sought.
vicolo Chiuso, 8 – Pettenasco fraz. Crabbia (No)
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)
The Museum of Folk Culture and Musical Instruments is one of the very few museums, in Italy and world wide, devoted to wind instruments. It was started in this small mountain village in the Verbano Cusio Ossola Province to record the flourishing production of wind instruments which has been a traditional activity in the village. The museum is laid out on two floors; the upper floor exhibition illustrates the traditional craft methods of making the instruments, while the ground floor is devoted to recording the history and rural Alpine life of the village. More than three hundred instruments are displayed in the upstairs section; some are rare examples, of historical and documentary interest. The woodwinds include clarinets, oboes, bassoons, saxophones and flutes, the brasses trumpets, trombones, horns and saxhorns. The ground floor section exhibits objects and tools in a reconstruction of their historical setting, bringing to life the traditional customs of Quarna and its surrounding area; the loom, the wine press and the mill are prime examples. A recently-opened section focuses on mammals, birds and reptiles, some of them endangered species. Minerals and rocks from the area are also on display. The Museum also hosts teaching activities, and organizes important musical events including concerts and competitions.
Museo Etnografico e dello strumento Musicale a Fiato Via Roma – Quarna sotto (Vb)
Restaurant Imbarcadero is located on the western shore of Lake Orta, which is probably less known than the eastern one, because it is not crossed by the main road artery that, from Novara, passes through Borgomanero, Orta, Omegna and up towards the Swiss border . Precisely for this reason, however, this bank retains its unaltered charm, in an environment of rare charm. In this setting, in the pretty and small square of Pella, the restaurant “Imbarcadero” looks out – almost to immerse oneself – whose windows offer a breathtaking view to the guests who will come to dinner here. The view extends from the lake, with the island of San Giulio, to Orta, up to Mottarone, which stands opposite. The restaurant consists of a single room surrounded by a large window and in spring / summer you can have lunch or dinner outside, by candlelight, in a truly evocative and unique environment. It is also possible to arrive for dinner by boat, mooring right in front of the restaurant. It is suitable for romantic dinners for couples, for work, in company, for recurrences of any kind. Here you can really spend an evening in absolute tranquility, in a peaceful, familiar […]
Piazza Motta, 1 - 28010 - Pella (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 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.
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
TYPICAL PIEDMONTESE DISHES AND CREATIVITY ON THE WATERS OF THE LAKE New cuisine from a talented young chef overlooking the lake, five minutes from Orta San Giulio. He has brought his experience in great Swiss hotel restaurants back to his home. This restaurant is a little gem on the main road along the lake. Traditional land and fresh water products are glorious items in the menu, conceived innovatively, particularly in the preparation of the first courses. Sea fish from further afield is also on the menu. The technique of this young chef with his important life experiences abroad and a cellar based almost entirely on the local area of production, complete the experience. Enjoy the unforgettable, breathtaking sunsets from the terrace too.
Regione Tortirogno 4 28010 Miasino (NO)
The painted walls of Pogno The little village of Pogno, about 20 minutes from Orta San Giulio has become a destination for lovers of popular art. The village has been painted to decorate, to remember and even to protest, creating a vast art gallery in the open air, fresh, imaginative, representative of its people who wish to tell their story in pictures. The first murals were chosen by the Town Hall together with “Muri D’Autore Servizi”, carried out from 20-26 June 2005 when the village filled up with accomplished painters and artists, the result being a series of seven wall paintings and a piece in ceramic, all shown on the walls of a number of buildings in the historical center of the village.
Pogno - Lago d'Orta
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
Feel the wind that refreshes your skin while the sailboat cuts the crystal waters of Lake Orta … a daydream. Orta is a wonderful destination for those who bring the family with their own sailboat or motorboat to enjoy the lake, the sun and the lake resorts. Numerous hotels and campsites offer the possibility of renting a berth or boat place for the period of a holiday or short break, for a truly different holiday.
PIZZA AND FOOD IN A CONVIVIAL ATMOSPHERE WITH LAKE VIEW A welcoming place with picture windows overlooking the lake and the Island of San Giulio. A terrace to enjoy dishes prepared by the chefs Gianluca Tonati and Vittorio Pilo among which are home-made pasta, cold meat and cheese boards and pizza from the oven of master pizza chef Renato Bortolin, also available in a wholemeal version. Relax on the summer terrace with an infinite variety of cocktails for an aperitif among friends. And lastly, the 18 hole mini-golf for a friendly game in company. Il Pozzo restaurant pizzeria
Via Panoramica, 16 Orta San Giulio (NO)
TASTY EXCELLENCE WITH A BEACH AMONG THE BIRDS AND RUSHES This restaurant has warm light wood furnishings and natural colours with inside dining always open and is the ideal place or an aperitif, watching the sunset and the island of San Giulio as it lights up in the last rays of sunshine, before a tasty dinner of fish, vegetables, Piedmontese meat or one of an infinite variety of pizzas made with dough that has leavened for 48 hours. In summer all this extends to the terrace and patio overlooking the lovely long sandy beach. Moorings for motorboats.
Via alla Colonia 2 – frazione Buccione Gozzano (No)
- 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.