Going for markets, local color, movement, happiness, perfumes and sounds, local products, crafts … this and more awaits you in the typical markets that weekly enliven all the locations around our lake and even Lake Maggiore. The Navigazione D’Orta ensures you a suggestive route on the lake, starting from Orta and then arriving at the Omegna market every Thursday, with an hour and a half to explore the stalls and the historic center of the lakeside town, before going back through the villages small and also hotel facilities.
Arona, Lake Maggiore – 30 minutes by car from Orta
San Maurizio d’Opaglio, Lake Orta – 20 minutes by car from Orta
Pettenasco, Lake Orta – 5 min drive from Orta
Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta. Gravellona Toce -20 minutes by carfrom Orta
Luino, Lake Maggiore – 1 hour by car from Orta
Omegna, Lake Orta – 15 minutes by car from Orta
Borgomanero – 20 minutes by car. Stresa, Lake Maggiore – 25 minutes by car from Orta
Verbania Intra, Lake Maggiore – 45 minutes from Orta
Cannobio, Lake Maggiore – 1 hour by car from Orta
Cascina Tumas Orta Lake in Pettenasco in the province of Novara in the Piedmont region is an elegant and refined building with 10 holiday flats of various dimensions and fittings as you can see in the descriptions of the different flats below (at the moment only the 5 flats on the second floor are available but in a short time also the 5 flats on the first floor will be ready). The family-run establishment allows our guests to feel “at home”, to appreciate the managers’ kindness and helpfulness and guarantees a holiday in a welcoming environment on a human scale. All the flats have got a wonderful and picturesque view on Lake Orta from their balconies fitted with small tables and chairs facing the garden. Cascina Tumas offers our guests the possibility to moor boats and motorboats in front of the establishment on the way down to the lake, at 4 buoys and in a covered boathouse. Beach mattresses, deckchairs and umbrellas by the lakeside are available for our guests’ moments of relaxation and rest. Cascina Tumas takes its name from an old farmhouse built at the beginning of the XXth century, a family property which has been restored, refurbished […]
Via Passeggiata a lago 54 Pettenasco
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
★★ 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)
A DELIGHTFUL ENIGMA THAT REVEALS ITS GOODNESS AT TABLE Classic and creative cuisine where the waters of the lake really are a deeper blue, beyond the Crabbia promontory. Food here is a mixture of fantasy and tradition, surrounded by the green hills which rise from the lake towards the mountain called Mottarone. Not simply a restaurant but an experience of cuisine seeking authentic flavours produced locally, with marked attention for the seasons, freshness and quality. You sit at table with a view of Lake Orta and imaginative dishes that have been well thought out and are rich as well as served with attention and warm interest. Next door the Residence with fashionable Pub, offering food and football matches on their enormous TV screen.
via Provinciale, 48 28028 Pettenasco (No)
AUTENTICITY AND HARMONY WITH STUNNING VIEWS The Locanda della Posta restaurant in Quarna is family run and focuses on local specialities. A simple place that enjoys offering everyone a warm welcome, making locals and visitors feel at home. The chef boasts long experience in the kitchens of quality hotels. Polenta, meats but also fresh local vegetables are lovingly prepared and traditionally served. And that is not all, in the evenings pizza made with sourdough are available. Here moments of sheer conviviality are to be savoured and it is possible to see and meet well-known musicians who come here to choose their instruments made by the specialists of Quarna, locals and the visitors to a nearby Yoga centre.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
Artisanal pastry Manuelina – Please enter you are welcome here from Manuelina, where taste and quality are a guarantee and the hallmark is the passion that we put every day in what we churn! The restaurant has been completely renovated this year: it has become bigger and its furniture shows the taste for certain classic details such as exposed iron, flowered wallpaper and wood, mixed with the most modern trends … as well as the guide of his father Graziano with his solid foundations of the profession of pastry chefs alongside the young innovation of Manuelina. Once it was only pastry, today it is also a café, chocolate shop and ice-cream parlor. From breakfast to an aperitif, passing through all the moments of a sweet day. Once it was just pastries, today we start the day early with breakfasts offering dark chocolate buns, pistachio, ricotta, raisin, in addition to the “classic”. But not only … we do mini Iris, small Charlotte and on Sundays also stuffed donuts. We are also a coffee shop, chocolate shop and ice cream parlor. All our finished products are absolutely artisanal, we do not use any kind of preparation ». «The bakery of my […]
A nice residence surrounded by greenery. Calathea Bed and Breakfast Pettenasco – From the terrace, the solarium or the garden you can admire an enchanting view of the lake and the mountains that surround it. Its spacious and bright suites have been designed and furnished to offer you every comfort. At Calathea B & B everything has been thought out and taken care of to make you feel at home.
Via Pratolungo 12 28028 Pettenasco (NO)
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)
GENUINITY ON THE ROAD LEADING FROM THE LAKE UP TO THE MOTTARONE A meeting point between lakes and mountains, this restaurant is set in the heart of one of the most charming areas in northern Piedmont: a family atmosphere which for over forty years has been a local point of reference with a distinctive welcome. The hotel offers clients a convenient car park right opposite, a play park for children and a bar with an outside area in which to enjoy this peaceful place. Indoors a large dining room to enjoy good company over a plate of good food. Bar open to the public.
Via per Armeno, 10 - 28010 Miasino (NO)
A name famous all over the world for the originality of its products, Alessi has always been a trend in terms of cuisine and innovations. The shop, very large and regularly frequented by many tourists and visitors, sells merchandise distinguishing it according to the color of the label: either with a regular list price or lowered by a percentage because of second choice, indicated, in fact, on the article. There are beautiful coffee pots, pots, beautiful trays, fruit and cheese platters, biscuits and various original accessories that can be purchased sparing considerably.
Alessi - Omegna
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)
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
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 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 […]
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
The Gignese Museum is the only one in the world devoted to umbrellas and parasols; its collection comprises over a thousand examples of umbrellas, parasols and handles. Some items are curiosities, or of considerable historical and cultural importance, like the umbrellas that belonged to Queen Margherita of Savoy or the Risorgimento patriot and politician Giuseppe Mazzini. The showcases display finely made and exquisitely decorated umbrellas, which visitors will find intriguing and ravishingly pretty. The section devoted to the life of the umbrella-makers includes photographs of pioneer craftsmen, rudimentary tools from workshops of the past, and the tools that the umbrella makers/menders used when they plied their trade in the streets of Italy and throughout the world. The Museum takes us on a journey through a corner of history, full of images and memorabilia of an ancient trade that the local umbrella makers took successfully all over the world.
Via Golf Panorama 2 – Gignese (Vb)
The museum of the tap and its technology is in San Maurizio d’Opaglio, town of Cusio area famous just for its economy based on the manufacture of faucets. It offers a path that goes from the history of hygiene to the most amazing Human technological inventions created around the theme of water. The idea came in 1985 when, by the city hall, was set up by the citizenship, an exhibition entitled “Man and the water”. Hence the idea of setting up a true center capable of telling the story of the activity that revolves around the world in production of the taps. The museum occupies two rooms, one as office, meeting room and archive of documents and the other is the real museum space. Inside, you can admire the numerous collections of material that was already part of the original permanent exhibition. This museum is the ultimate expression of an economy and a tradition not only settled in San Maurizio d’Opaglio, but throughout the Cusio territory.
Piazza Martiri 1 -- 28017 San Maurizio d'Opaglio (NO)
Rental and organized tours. In an area full of natural and artistic landscapes, in a context of heritage conservation where the impact of cars is limited and controlled, the choice of electric bike to go to the discovery of the territory is ideal. Orta San Giulio, located on the shores of one of the most characteristic lakes of Northern Italy, is the right location of this service that allows you to better appreciate how much nature and the ancient work of man have made. The pedal assisted bicycle also allows those who do not enjoy physical activity to travel long distances with significant gradients, simple and comfortable to use in mountain biking for challenging trails on dirt roads and mountain trails.
Via Domodossola, 9 28016 Orta San Giulio - Novara
- 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.