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Lake Maggiore : ORTA AND SAINT GIULIO

 

We walk down to the historical town of Orta, in front of the mystic and mysterious Island of Saint Giulio.

In the centre of the town the small oratory of Saint Rocco XVII c., the Town Hall, the private XV c. Villa Bossi enlarged in the 1700s, from the garden there is a pretty view across the lake and then to piazza Motta square the “sitting-room”  of Orta, here is the old Palazzo della Comunità, a building of the XVI c. and the old Pawnshop and the “Motta” slope where one of the oldest houses of Orta is: the House of Dwarfs a XV c. building, the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and Gemelli Palace.

On the Island of Saint Giulio the Basilica is a masterpiece of the Romanesque art, it was built according to the legend by Giulio at the end of the IV c.. Inside frescoes painted in the 1400s, 1500s, the Romanesque sculpted  Pulpit and the crypt of the XVII c.

And what about the only narrow street of the island “the way of silence” going around the Convent of Benedictine Nuns.

Between the villas and the gardens breathtaking views…

 

 

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Our guided tour of Lake Maggiore

Guided tour of Borromeo Islands
Botanical Gardens of Borromeo Islands
Orta and Saint Giulio's Island
The South of lake Maggiore: Arona
A la carte, insolite tour
Guided tour of Orta Lake
Mount Mottarone and Alpinia garden
The valley of painters and Centovalli
Mother Island



 

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