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.
Hotel Ristorante Al Sorriso was born in 1981, from the initiative of Angelo, reduced from an international formation as a restorer to the very highest levels and Luisa, self-taught and original cook from Soriso. The secret of their success is the result of sacrifices, of authentic passion for the excellence of the table, the cult of the taste that is inherent in all the children of the land of Piedmont. Today, after thirty years, the Michelin star and the numerous international awards make Al Sorriso an oasis of harmony and cordiality, a delightful concentration of emotions. A dream, in short. Angelo and Luisa Valazza will welcome you in the best way in this small ancient village: porphyry paved streets and bowls that wind through the old restored houses respecting the ancient and mild style of the population where the silence, the fresh and pleasant climate reigns undisputed. Angelo and Luisa Valazza will welcome you in the best way in this small ancient village: porphyry paved streets and bowls that wind through the old restored houses respecting the ancient and mild style of the population where the silence, the fresh and pleasant climate reigns undisputed. Hotel Ristorante Al Sorriso was born in 1981, from the […]
Via Roma 18, 28010 Sorriso (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)
The special nature reserve of Monte Mesma is located on the mountain of the same name, near the south-eastern shore of Lake Orta in the municipalities of Ameno and Orta San Giulio. This protected natural area was established by the Piedmont region. The Reserve is located at a height between 300 and 576 m. s.l.d.m. and covers an area of about 52 hectares around Monte Mesma. The area has an interesting landscape and wooded appearance and a monumental complex consisting of a convent and a church of considerable historical and architectural value. The slopes of the mountain are rich in vegetation and in particular chestnut and oak woods, below which the Rio Membra and the Agogna torrent flow. In the part adjacent to the convent, however, the Franciscan friars still cultivate meadows and vegetable gardens. The fauna present in the woods of Monte Mesma is composed of: roe deer, wild boar, foxes, hares and badgers.
Monte Mesma LagoD'Orta
The Lake D’Orta boasts an important school of water skiing and wakeboarding for those who want to approach a new sport in complete safety, with instructors who are federal coaches and technicians of the young national teams. For an absolutely different day, with the experts of this sport, will be able to admire the beaches and the shores of the most pleasant lake in Italy near the town of Pettenasco.
Corso Roma, 80 28028 Pettenasco (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)
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
TIMELESS BEAUTY IN A UNIQUE LOCATION This is the beating heart of the lake, where the crystalline origins of the island are lost in the mists of time. Traditional local dishes and specialities of the house are served, with a touch of creativity in the timeless ambience of the 18th century dining rooms and on the lakeside terrace with its stunning views. The focus is on risottos, pastas, lake fish and all the goodness of local ingredients. You cannot miss this little place as you walk through the island borgo but it can also be approached from the water and offers clients moorings. San Giulio restaurant
Isola San Giulio (NO)
Blu Lago Cafè presents its new concept “Bistrot”, with gourmet proposals in perfect balance between simplicity and research, in a breathtaking setting that fills the eyes with the unique beauty of the Island of San Giulio, seen from the Piazzetta di Pella on which overlooking with its pleasant dehor. Al Pescone vacancy appartment Via Fara Forni 16, 28028 Pettenasco (No) Tel. +39 335.5691603 Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via Fara Forni 16, 28028 Pettenasco (No)
Located near Gozzano, with wide sandy beach and various services, restaurants, bars, shops.
Lido di Gozzano – Lago d’Orta
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
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. 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
Via Alpe Quaggione,1 - 28887 Germagno (Vb)
Public line navigation Lake Orta Navigate, sail the waters, head towards the solitary island of San Giulio starting from every shore of Lake Orta, a service that is essential today and very much appreciated for us residents and for all the tourists passing through our territory. Today, tourists who want to cross the lake and visit the island of San Giulio can take advantage of an efficient public navigation service active every day from March to October with scheduled times to ensure a daily coverage strengthened on weekends. and on Thursday for the weekly Omegna market. Public line navigation Lake Orta
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)
Warmly rustic and welcoming inn on the road that links Lake Maggiore with Lake Orta. Delicately charming flavours. A talented young chef works with passion and experience offering fabulous desserts after excellent pizza from his wood-burning oven. A well- conceived place, ideal for a cheerful evening among friends and relatives.
Locanda del Prete
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)
The Santa Maria Assunta church in Ameno is medieval in origin with a late Romanic bell tower.
Chiesa S.M. Assunta - Armeno
AT THE COURT OF ANTONINO, DISCOVERY EMOTION AND CLASS The highest levels of cuisine and gastronomy. Here Antonino Cannavacciuolo, international thoroughbred and star, finds meaning, balance, the perfection of a cuisine that blends the rhythms and flavours of an Italy that is so well-known for its taste and traditions. He takes inspiration from his homeland of Naples as well as from his chosen home, and ours, Lake Orta. This is the finest example of what today is cooking with emotion, beneath the cupola of an improbable minaret, where everything is sheer class, nothing is obvious; it is discovery, evolution, experience, avant-garde. An incomparable wine cellar. Relais & Chateaux Villa Crespi, elegant Moorish residence with gourmet restaurant on the shores of romantic Orta Lake, just over 40 minutes from Milan Malpensa International Airport, the authentic expression of Antonino Cannavacciuolo’s passion and soul His wife Cinzia. Antonino, originally from Vico Equense on the Sorrentine coast, settled on the shores of Lake Orta San Giulio, a pearl nestled amongst the green rocky Alps, where, since 1999, Cinzia shares his daily life, love and passion for the ‘ Hospitality and good cuisine with their guests.
via G. Fava 18 – 28016 Orta San Giulio (No)
Here you can buy cheeses that still have the flavor of a time, genuine and seasoned with the utmost care. Shipping and portioning vacuum in the required amount. The unmistakable quality of the meats Piedmont comes from the care with which they are typically handcrafted products. The tradition contained in our products enhances the flavor and uniqueness.
Corso Roma 21 - 28028 Pettenasco (NO) - Lake Orta
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.
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)
San Rocco Church of Miasino The name of San Rocco, protector from the plague, was chosen for the ancient Romanic Church, which did not survive longer than the early 1600s and was rebuilt from 1627 to plans by Milanese architect, Francesco Maria Riccini. Reconstruction coincided with the terrible plague that Alessandro Manzoni wrote about in his masterpiece “The Betrothed” and which also struck the area around Lake Orta.
Chiesa San Rocco - Miasino
The small village of Pisogno has as its flagship, in addition to Piazza San Carlo – recently embellished by the new flooring and with the statue of the saint in the center – the parish church dedicated to San Gottardo. Built in Baroque style in the 16th century, it was at the time a simple chapel that was completely transformed in the following century on a project by the architect Andrea Biffi. The fresco on the choir wall, representing a “gallery of saints”, due to Fermo Stella da Caravaggio, is of considerable value. Fascinating the church of the Crucifix to the “Castle” that can be reached through a staircase flanked by a Via Crucis of the ‘700. The small church dominates Pisogno and with the jubilee year reorganized an ancient tradition: every 25 years, the day before the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (in September), the parishioners carry the statue of the Crucifix in procession to the parish church of San Gottardo, to bring her back to the castle solemnly the following day. Previously the traditional translation happened every 50 years. Every 5 years, however, same procedure for the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows, whose feast falls […]
Miasino, Frazione Pisogno Lago d'Orta
The resort features a smiling lake along with several beaches inserted and distributed throughout the country. Access, with free parking. Nearby variety of restaurants, bars, camping, shops and parks.
Spiaggia di Pettenasco
GENUINE HOSPITALITY IN THE GREEN AND BLUE OF THE LAKE A quiet corner with a lake view and access to the private beach overlooking Lake Orta close to the village of Pettenasco. Sun, green countryside and calm. The Cormorano’s strength is the goodness of the pizza leavened slowly using quality ingredients and simple cuisine prepared with seasonal ingredients. As well as the beauty of the place overlooking the lake, the birds flying past, the summer breeze and the sight of the sunsets over the mountain tops.
Corso Roma, 81 28028 - Pettenasco (No)
Small but mighty, the villa’s dining room hosts up to nine tables for lunch or dinner, all in view of lake Maggiore and the Borromee islands. Villa Pizzini has 5 different rooms to meet the different needs of our guests, here you can “discover” them. The rooms are right by the ski slopes so you can start skiing right from the villa.
Villa Pizzini - Località Mottarone
The Forum of Omegna houses a permanent collection of household articles made in the factories of the local Cusio area. The high-tech, quality production of these articles has long been a feature of this area, which over the years has seen the collaboration of the top designers in the world. Historic companies whose products are on display here include Alessi, recognised as a world leader in kitchenware design, Lagostina, one of the pioneers in the sector, and Bialetti, whose history is inextricably linked to the invention of the most famous coffee percolator in Italy. Information panels punctuate the tour of the museum, recounting the history of these firms from the 19th century to today, along with the evolution of advertising. The major figures in the sector are shown in photographs highlighting the industrial and personal aspects of their lives. The exhibition is laid out in four rooms. Audio guides are available, with recordings of interviews, anecdotes and behind-the-scenes episodes recounted by the protagonists of the industry, involving the visitor and bringing the history alive. Throughout the year the Museum also hosts temporary exhibitions on the theme of design, in an international as well as a local context. Opening times: Tuesday […]
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
Covering 15,000 square meters terraced , in a quiet and panoramic , takes its name from the legend that refers to it as one of the places to stay in the Lombard queen Teodolinda . Next to a typical village of the eighteenth century , surrounded by secular woods Chestnut , 500 meters above sea level and well wooded , is an ideal Starting on magnificent excursions . Camping Royal Distributed on 60 pitches , offers wide green spaces to relax , while the mainly residential character avoids crowding seasonal . The pitches can accommodate either tents, caravans or camper . The pitches are all equipped with a column for the current , while the fountains , only for the withdrawal of water , (the water of the camp is all drinkable ) are placed along the roads inside and are no more than 30 m from any pitch . In summer the access time with the car is prohibited from 14.30 to 16.00 and from 22.00 to 8:00 .
via Pratolungo, 32 – 28028 Pettenasco (No)
B&B Chez Margot is located on the outskirts of the village of Agrano particularly quiet for night rest and afternoon . In the garden behind the house is usable a small barbecue with tables , chairs and supplies necessary to prepare a snack outdoors . Inside the house you can surf the internet with your laptop through the wireless network and with the appropriate code provided by ” Margot ” . The room can ‘ be equipped with a bed free for children (up to max 3-5 years ) . The cost is € 35.00 per night per person – adults only , payment shall be made in cash . Requires at least an identity document valid .
Via Dante, 26c – Agrano di Omegna – VB
★★★ ORTA SAN GIULIO
via Olina, 40, Orta San Giulio, 28016, Italy
Fattoria del Pino was created halfway through the last century as a stud farm for breeding race horses but since then it has evolved into a farm with rooms, restaurant and riding stables now housing the B&B La Fattoria del Pino, set in the green scenery of the hills. BED & BREAKFAST FATTORIA DEL PINO Reg. Brascino, 8 – 28010 – Miasino (NO) Tel. 333.2771590 339 5936589 Mail: email@example.com www.fattoriadelpino.it
Reg. Brascino, 8 - 28010 - Miasino (NO)
Exciting walks on the footpaths in the woods, meadows and mule tracks of Lake Orta. Guided itineraries are organized in the area. The Nordic Walking technique is learned in the courses organized by the Walking Trail Italia School with instructors registered in the national A.S.C register and specialized in teaching the NW also present in the area of Lake Orta.
Miasino – Lago d’Orta
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
B&B Aurora is a beautiful dream that takes you far away, to appreciate a quality choice. The Villa with garden, bright and open on the lake, allowing visitors in a single glance, to range from the Island of St. Giulio Omegna. Located in the most exclusive Pettenasco Crabbia, charm guests in all seasons. Walter and Tina, make available (with separate entrance at any time) on the first floor of their house, where there are two bedrooms with bathroom, large solarium and a large covered terrace, from which you can enjoy an incomparable view of the lake and of his island. The buffet breakfast made with local products, when time permits, is served on the terrace or in the garden under the gazebo, or in the dining room with fireplace. Free services: car parking, playground and pool for children (under parental supervision), lake beach with private parking. The B & B Aurora is for all those who wish to enjoy a holiday special, immersed in nature, for those who dream of a harmonious and relaxing. We are waiting for you to appreciate our places, rich cultural, architectural and historical. Renowned restaurants, trattorias and pizzerias offering ample opportunities for refreshment.
via ai Monti, 8 – 28028 Pettenasco frazione Crabbia (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)
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)
- 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.