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.
Close to the lake, in the cente of Pettenasco village, Skipper offers bed and breakfast accomadation and mini-appartments with a corner kitchen. There is a Bar open from 6am to midnight for hot and cold snacks, best region wines, Italian’s craft beers and more. Roberto, the resident owner, is waiting to welcome you.
CASA VACANZE SKIPPER Via Roma, 61 Pettenasco (No)
Cascina Tumas Orta Lake of Pettenasco is an elegant and refined structure consisting of 9 holiday apartments of different sizes, with different layouts and facilities. Two apartments are also equipped with specific equipment for overcoming architectural barriers. The family management of the structure allows guests to feel at home, to appreciate the friendliness and availability of the managers, guaranteeing a holiday in a welcoming and person-friendly environment. All the apartments enjoy a wonderful and suggestive lake view, from the balconies, equipped with tables and chairs, on the lawn side. Cascina Tumas offers its guests the opportunity to dock boats and motorboats in front of the structure itself, thanks to the descent to the lake and the presence of 4 buoys and a covered dock. Sunbeds, deckchairs and umbrellas by the lake are available to tourists for moments of relaxation and rest. Cascina Tumas takes its name from the old farmhouse of the early twentieth century, a family property, restored and restored from which the complex was built. The larger apartment and the reception are located in this characteristic building; the massive masonry stones and the bricks arranged in the peculiar cross shape that created the typical openings to aerate the […]
Via Passeggiata a lago 54 Pettenasco
Our facility is equipped with cozy rooms where you can stay for a short holiday. From the rooms you can enjoy breathtaking scenery and enjoying Lake Maggiore. Prices are as follows: – Single room 45 € – Double room 70 EUR – Triple room 80 € – Half board 45 € – Full board 50 EUR In our hotel you can stay with pets, the room reservation will incur a surcharge of 20 € for cleaning the same
Locanda Alpe Quaggione 28887 Germagno (VB)
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
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
Island of San Giulio – Lake Orta Legend, atmosphere, history and spirituality among women alone! The village and its story, though, is hardly complete without telling of the only Island in Lake Orta, San Giulio, just 275 meters long and 140 meters wide, and no more than 400 meters from the main square of Orta. The island shows traces of settlements as far back as the Neolithic era but it was abandoned during Roman times. It was also thought to be a pre-Christian cult center, a very good reason for which the two Greek brothers, Giulio and Giuliano, arrived on Lake Orta at the end of the 4th century. They were Evangelists who sought to build churches in order to spread the Christian faith but separated for a while as Giuliano built their 99th Church in nearby Gozzano and Gulio went on to Orta to seek a site for their 100th Church. According to legend, the Island was at that time infested with serpents and dragons, obvious symbols for Evil or pagan practices that foundation of the Church would wipe out. The local fishermen were naturally afraid of the monsters and refused to take Giulio to the Island. He was determined […]
isola san giulio lago d'orta
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.
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)
A WELCOMING GARDEN ON THE WESTERN HILLS OF THE CUSIO Cooking at Le Betulle Hotel and Restaurant is certainly not complex but at the same time neither is it simplicity itself. It offers elegant experiences, delicate experimentation and delicious food while focusing on the local terroir and the tradition of all that is home-made in a combination of experimentation, nouvelle cuisine and family tradition. Time-tested dishes which are simply timeless. The restaurant offers experience, cuisine and the natural beauty of its surroundings for the organisation of wedding receptions and other special occasions.
Via XXV Aprile, 54 - 28017 S. Maurizio d’Opaglio (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)
Location-Hill country The B&B Monte Camosino is situated on the hilly west side of Lake Orta, in the picturesque hamlet of Egro di Cesara. Surrounded by century-old chestnut and beech woodland, Egro is the ideal location for nature walks or the starting point for the many touristic destination in the lakes and mountain region. Notably Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore and Mergozzo, Mottarone, Valli dell’Ossola, Valle Sesia with Monte Rosa. (We can be reached by car from the exit of Motorway A26 of Gravellona or Borgomanero.)
Via Belvedere, 21 CESARA
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”.
Located near Gozzano, with wide sandy beach and various services, restaurants, bars, shops.
Lido di Gozzano – Lago d’Orta
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
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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
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 […]
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The B & B Lake Orta is located in Omegna in a villa of the 60s, renovated in spring 2016, consisting of two floors and a large garden.
Via L. Comoli 7, Omegna
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
Le Isole Shopping Center, located in Gravellona Toce, just 40 km from the Swiss border, and in the immediate vicinity with three lakes, is a special location ideal for shopping and leisure, in a quiet and relaxed environment. It develops on two floors and includes an Ipercoop hypermarket, with a wide range of products in the name of quality and savings, and 55 stores that complete the offer, providing customers with the best brands of clothing, footwear, accessories, jewelry and optics.In addition there is a large area for catering and relaxation, with bars, ice cream parlors, pizzerias and restaurants and a large green park near the river Strona. The Shopping Center The Islands is open all the day, with continuous hours, seven days a week. DCIM100GOPROG0012468.
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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)
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)
La Cascinetta Guest House è situata a soli 4 km. da Omegna, un angolo di paradiso vi aspetta. La Tavernella Restaurant saprà deliziarvi il palato in un incantevole giardino con vista lago, la Guest House vi ospiterà accogliendovi per un soggiorno nella quiete.
Via Lago ,14 Oira di Nonio( VB )
San Filiberto di Pella The Church of San Filiberto lies at the entrance to Pella in the hamlet of Proprio and it is a lovely Romanic east-facing church looking toward the moorings from which processions to the island of San Giulio still to this day depart. Despite various alterations over the course of the centuries, it has kept its Romanic majesty. With fourteen chapels forming the Way of the Cross each inter-linked by a low wall, it is also the only church in Italy dedicated to St Filibert, born in 616, whose origins were in France at Jumièges, and whose remains were kept in an Abbey in Burgundy.
San Filiberto – Pella
★★ Hotel Leone’s restaurant, open since 1854, welcomes you to its site. Managed for 150 years by the same family, it is a small hotel with restaurant, ideal for discovering the beauty of the Valle dello Strona or to find a quiet corner near Lake Orta.
piazza IV Novembre 9 Forno di Valstrona (Vb)
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)
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 3Stanze welcomes you and offers itself as a new structure, in the suburban area of Borgomanero, Novara, well supplied with all services, close to the Arona and Borgomanero toll booths, the Arona railway station, the airport of Malpensa, in an industrial area full of important realities, at the Borgomanero hospital, to be closer to their loved ones. The 3Stanze, the 3Bianca, the 3Azzurra, the 3Grigia, are spacious, each with private bathroom, with shower with shower head, hairdryer, WIFI, the 3Bianca and 3Grigia with double bed and the 3Azzurra with two single beds. La3Azzurra and 3Grigia have a balcony overlooking the garden. A furnished room is available to guests for breakfast. From the 3Stanze you can quickly reach Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore and their islands, the ski resorts of Val d’Ossola and Valsesia, Switzerland, the Sacro Monte d’Orta; The area boasts some renowned starred restaurants. Le3stanze is proposed as a stopping point for tourists coming from Northern Europe and heading towards the Italian tourist resorts.
viale Kennedy 5/g Borgomanero (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
- alpe quaggione
- alzo di Pella
- bolzano novarese
- briga novarese
- forno valstrona
- gravellona toce
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- massino visconti
- oira di nonio
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- 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.