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  Lake Orta >  The most famous places of lake Orta, Omegna, Orta San Giulio, Madonna del Sasso


The human presence on Lake Orta is ancient and goes back to Neolithic times.

An ideal destination for artists and writers, the coastal resorts of Lake Orta are often described in the works of important authors like Balzac, Rodari, Montale and Soldati. Increasing its reputation, over the years, were also renowned chefs and worldwide known industrial.

The Cusio, is defined as the area of Lake Orta, it is a fascinating treasure chest where nature, art and culture are intertwined magically in the rarefied atmosphere of the lakeside towns.

Among the most famous resorts of Lake Orta Omegna, capital of Cusio, the pearl of the lake is Orta San Giulio, a small village that enchants writers and scholars for centuries. It 'a jewel of medieval architecture characterized by narrow and picturesque alleys.


The town of Omegna is located at the northern end of Lake Orta and surrounded by the enchanting mountains reflected on calm, clear waters of the lake.

Among the most significant monuments of Omegna, the church of Sant'Ambrogio, Romanesque ...

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Orta San Giulio

The center of Orta San Giulio is characterized by very small narrow alleyways.

On the main square, where there is also the dock with the boats that bring the island of San Giulio, there is the ascent of Motta, whose summit stands t ...

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Madonna del Sasso

Madonna del Sasso is a small village on the western shore of Lake Orta. Its 450 inhabitants live in several hamlets that form the town, where there are many interesting churches from an artistic point of view, as the church of Santa Maria Maddalena, ...

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See also:

  Orta San Giulio
  Madonna del Sasso

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