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Lake Orta

Lake Orta or Cusio is a pre-alpine lake of glacial origin, the westernmost of the great Italian pre-alpine lakes. Located entirely in Piedmont, it is divided between the province of Novara and the one of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.

Piazza Orta Palazzotto

Orta

Enjoy the spectacle and the beauty of one of the "pearls" of the two provinces.

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Isola di San Giulio da Hotel Panoramico

Island of San Giulio

The trip to the island allows you to discover the Basilica of San Giulio, whose first origin can even be traced back to the fourth century. 

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Santuario della Madonna del Sasso di Boleto

Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso

The Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso stands on a rocky outcrop, overlooking Lake Orta at 638 above sea level in the Boleto territory. 

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Legro Le Mondine

Legro – The Painted Village

Legro is a fraction of Orta characterised by its houses, almost all decorated with frescoes by artists from Italy and all over Europe. 

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Ghemme Colline Novaresi

The Novara Hills, Vines and Vineyards

Piedmont represents an important pole in the Italian wine scene. 

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Sacro Monte di Orta

The Sacro Monte of Orta

The religious complex is located on 400 m above sea level, in a magnificent position above the town of Orta.

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Torre di Bucione

Tower of Buccione

Medieval tower owned by the Municipality of Orta but emblem of the local history of the whole Cusio, annexed to the pre-existing Nature Reserve of the Sacro Monte di Orta.

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Mottarone verso Stresa

Mottarone

Also known as the Mountain of two lakes or the Mountain of the people from Milan, divides Lake Maggiore from Lake Orta.

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