Lake Orta


The ancient cobbled path 'Salita della Motta' leads down to the lake


Lake Orta is one of Italy’s lesser known lakes and lies to the west of Lake Maggiore. The poet, Robert Browning, described Orta as being where ‘the Alps meet heaven’.

The small town and the famous island, Isola San Giulio with its famous monastery, are largely traffic-free and lined with little cafés and restaurants. If you’re looking for somewhere truly Italian but with a slower pace of life than ritzier Como or Maggiore, you can do no better than come to Orta.


Hotel San Rocco

Built on the site of a 17th century convent, this first class hotel is full of character. The San Rocco Hotel occupies a tranquil lakeside position in the narrow cobbled streets of traffic-free Orta San Giulio.

£ 552 per person
Hotel Giardinetto

The family-run Hotel Giardinetto has a unique position on the eastern side of Lake Orta, on the outskirts of the village of Pettenasco.

£ 482 per person
Hotel L'Approdo

This modern hotel is situated right on the lakeside near to the village. It offers very comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities.

£ 587 per person
(age at the date of return)
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