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.
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)
The Coiromonte hamlet is located at the foot of Mount Falò overlooking the Novara lowland on one side and the Alps on the other. The territory is hilly-mountainous and rises up to almost 1400 m s.l.m., on the slopes of Mottarone. Provincial Road 41 starts from Armeno and is the main access route to the summit (not toll). On the Coiromonte is Mirapuri, a Hindu-inspired community in which full-body yoga is practiced.
Coiromonte - Armeno
WOODS AND NEW FLAVOURS IN THE LAND BETWEEN TWO LAKES An affectionate couple, a cuisine of precision in its details all in the unbeatable setting of an ancient, inviting country house in the woods surrounding Invorio. The menu offers the simple flavours of a place between two lands, and two lakes, Orta and Maggiore, with a touch of class, imagination and colour. From excellent risottos to the specialities of land and sea, each as interesting in flavour as in presentation. A marked attention for seasonal ingredients and dishes, a richly stocked cellar. An ideal place for a meetings, receptions and weddings.
Località Monticelli, 4 - 28045 Invorio (No)
The present day Basilica goes back to the 12th Century and was designed on the model used for the cathedral in Novara. Quite apart from its very fine frescoes, do not miss the extremely rare and precious pulpit carved in green marble, supported by 4 much older columns. The undeniable charm and fascination of the island are not its sole attributes, it is just a little mysterious too, thanks to the presence of the Mater Ecclesiae Benedictine convent where there are now about 80 nuns living when in 1973 there were only 6. They live in total silence.
Monastero di San Giulio – Lago d’Orta
CREATIVE GENUINE CUISINE WITH NATURE IN THE LIMELIGHT Set in the area between Lakes Orta and Maggiore, the brand new Verum restaurant is open to the public with its own entrance and offers private access to guests in the Hotel Cortese. Original décor welcomes clients in a spacious bright dining room with large picture window overlooking the woods and the mountains, made all the richer by works of art and design as well as the furnishings which have been inspired by the deep soul of nature: the outlines of trees and leaves, the exposed natural wood, fruits, stone, water, fire … light and colour both cosy and inspiring deep emotion. The kitchen is entrusted to a young but very competent and talented team, with experience in starred restaurants in Italy and abroad.
Via due Riviere 24/c armeno
Public Service Navigation Orta San Giulio In this section of the Consorzio Navigazione Servizio Pubblico website you can find boat schedules, routes and fares, the map of Lake Orta and suggested itineraries). Here you can explore the basic services and exclusive services (group tours, rental with driver, gift certificates, and the possibility of organizing weddings and stag / hen parties), to choose how to experience Lake Orta and its wonders. Public Navigation Service Hours Every 15 minutes, a boat is ready to take you wherever you want. Every day, starting at 09:00. (the time of the last trip may vary, depending on the time of year: request information on this). January 1, special time: 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00 December 24: evening service to Isola di San Giulio for Christmas Mass. December 25: the service will not be performed. The times indicated may be subject to change in the event of unfavorable weather conditions, or due to unforeseeable operating requirements. In case of doubt, to request confirmation of the effective operation of the service, please contact us. It is also possible to request timetables and customized routes.
orta san giulio
An ancient village a few kilometers from Orta San Giulio. Surrounded by greenery and tranquility. Far from busy streets and railway line. Beautiful view of the lake.
Pratolungo – Lago d’Orta
The Sacred Mountain and the story of San Francesco di Assisi In 2003 UNESCO certified the nine Sacred Mounts in Piedmont and Lombardy, each on the one hand a devotional destination and on the other a superb Renaissance work of art of great value and interest, an open air artistic phenomenon with an evocative name and spiritual theme, the Great Mountain Theatre. In the distant 16th century the Sacred Mounts undoubtedly had a didactic role with the specific aim of spreading the Christian Word and the story of Jesus Christ and the Saints. The Sacred Mount of Orta uses its 20 chapels and their elegantly austere Renaissance architecture set in a magnificent pine wood park with gorgeous views over the stone roofed village to tell the story of St Francis of Assisi. Frescoes set the scene and the atmosphere while the life sized colored statues seem to act out his life on a great natural stage.
Sacro Monte - Orta
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)
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)
Rugged, ancient and unique Valstrona is a steep and winding valley of great, wild beauty much loved by hikers and bikers, made up of a series of tiny villages, Luzzogno with its late 15th century Church and a sanctuary, Inuggio known for its walnut trees, Fornero where wood turners congregated of old, Sambughetto with its caves and grottoes and Campello Monti with the former Parish Church of St John the Baptist and the Ecomuseum celebrating the culture of the Walser peoples. Valstrona is a starting point for touring on foot, mountain bike or motorbike.
Valstrona - Verbania
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
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 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
Thanks to a sports association of enthusiasts, dive masters and instructors who organize courses and dives around Lake Orta, it is also possible to explore the depths of the lake considered among the cleanest in Europe. Do not give up an experience of emotions, the adrenaline that this discipline can transmit can become indispensable.
via Sorelle Tubi, n 5 - 28010 Pella (NO)
Al Pescone Appartment holiday Welcome home… Alessandro & Natasha welcome you! We are happy to host you in our home and we wiil do our best to make your stay unique. You can use a complete flat with a double bed room, a living room with a french double bed, a fully equipped kitchen, a wide bathroom with shower and washmachine and a small balcony for outdoor lunches. From Alessandro e Natasha you can get all the useful information for local sightseeing, in Italian English French Finnish Russian and Estonian Available on request: Garage and assistance for mountain trips.
Via Fara Forni Gino, 18, 28028 Pettenasco NO
Located near Gozzano, with wide sandy beach and various services, restaurants, bars, shops.
Lido di Gozzano – Lago d’Orta
Al Dom B&B Lake Orta Peacefully relax within the walls of our B & B , an area of peace to rest from the stress of the day and enjoy a good book or chat with friends . All rooms have a large balcony overlooking the lake ; every room has been given a special character that makes it unique , personalized and unforgettable . From the garden by the lake you can enjoy the magnificent views of the island and the surrounding mountains . In summer the terrace of the dock will give you moments of relaxation unique and breathtaking views . Furniture and decorations are in harmony with the soul of the structure in an effort to respect as much as possible to the building’s history that stands for important coffered ceilings , stone columns and floors of grit typical of the era in which it was built . Al Dom B&B Lake Orta
Via Giovanetti, 57 – 28016 Orta San Giulio (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)
IN THE ANCIENT VILLAGE OF ORTA TABLES OVERLOOK THE WATER The historical Restaurant Leon d’Oro, born in 1815 and raised by the Ronchetti Family since the very beginning, is stunningly placed between the lakeside and the medieval town centre. This charming building has a terrace with lake view and two restaurant rooms newly renovated. The location is perfect for romantic dinners cradled by the lake waves. Chef Cesare Scazzosi combines our Italian tradition with local food such as homemade fresh pasta and lake fish; a wide range wine list goes from Colline Novaresi to European vineyards.
Piazza Motta, 42 - 28016 Orta San Giulio (No)
La Darbia, a little hamlet for a holiday spent in relaxation and wellness. All its apartments offer a spectacular view over the lake and are surrounded by a park made up of gardens, century-old trees, swimming-pool and a terraced Nebbiolo vineyard.
Via Covini - 28010 Vacciago di Ameno - NO - Italy
A timeless pearl The medieval walled village of Orta with its gem of an island, the pearl of the Cusio area, is without doubt the most precious jewel of Lake Orta, a priceless treasure trove collecting culture, art, handcrafts, gastronomic tradition and spirituality multi-facetted human story through the ages. Today the village is even more charming as it is entirely traffic free, with its cobbled streets and the steep Motta hill leading up to the ochre colored parish church dedicated to the Santa Maria Assunta, built in 1485 and rebuilt half-way through the 18th century. Piazza Motta, is an open-air salon on the lake with boats taking people over to the Island.
Orta San Giulio
Astragalo Cocktail Restaurant is a young club, born within the structure of Parco Commerciale, but with a completely independent life. The restaurant, in fact, has two entrances, one inside the Park and another one separated by the structure, which allows opening in extra hours. Excellent business lunches and the kitchen is also open in the evening, ideal for aperitifs and evenings with friends. Astragalo restaurant is the ideal location for organizing meetings and corporate events. The area of the room is large and accurate in detail and allows you to take advantage of a unique space on Lake Maggiore. The curved wall with projector creates a fantastic atmosphere to display videos and photographs. The audio system with console is among the most performing.
Via Trattati di Roma - Gravellona Toce (VB)
The village of spirit 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.
Miasino – Lago d’Orta
Riviera Beach is 1 km from Orta San Giulio direction Omegna. The beach offers several services, restaurant and bar hire.
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
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
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: email@example.com
Via Fara Forni 16, 28028 Pettenasco (No)
SUPERB VIEWS, CREATIVE DISHES AND EXCELLENT WINES Elegant cuisine, rich cellar with the most care for detail and peerless views over the most romantic of all the Italian lake. The restaurant seeks the finest seasonal raw materials preparing them with creativity. These are the principal characteristics that Executive-chef Alessandro Elefante, a native of Naples, serves up in his truly unique dishes. Boasting beautiful dining rooms on the lake shore, the outside summer terrace with gazebo offers beautifully set tables with flowers and candles for a highly romantic atmosphere. The Roof Top garden with its olive trees is not to be missed. Private moorings for clients and the public boat stops here.
Via Provinciale, 1 - 28028 Pettenasco (No)
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)
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)
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)
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)
LAKE FISH AND COOKING THAT LOOKS TOWARDS THE ISLAND The Imbarcadero restaurant is on the western bank of Lake Orta, less well-known than the eastern one, but no less charming. There are breath-taking views to be had from this restaurant with the island of San Giulio and Orta in the distance, the Mottarone a little further on. The cooking is done by Massimiliano Ianni, owner and chef who is creative without bordering on extremism and focuses on the area offering fish, risottos and pasta, fish, while using ingredients from all over Italy.
Piazza Motta, 1 - 28010 - Pella (NO)
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)
Camping Allegro is a small campsite suitable for those seeking their holidays in a period of tranquility and courtesy of a family . Located directly on the shores of Lake Orta, Camping Cheerful, offers its customers, with its quiet but central to the small town of Pettenasco, the opportunity to spend a holiday of privacy and tranquility The camp has 50 pitches, a small bar, private beach with the possibility of hauling small boats, mooring boats ( buoy or floating dock ), rent maxi caravans . Pets are allowed .
Via Legro, 29 – 28028 Pettenasco (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.