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Italy - Lago d' Orta

Updated on June 19, 2013
Lago d' Orta - Isola San Giulio, Italy - seen from the west. background Orta
Lago d' Orta - Isola San Giulio, Italy - seen from the west. background Orta | Source

Lago d' Orta Picture Gallery - Walk Tour in January

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Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Der Palazzo della Comunità an der Piazza Motta, called Broletto, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Der Palazzo della Comunità an der Piazza Motta, called Broletto, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Famous Small Iron Terrace, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Famous Small Iron Terrace, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), - Isola San Giulio, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), - Isola San Giulio, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Kaki Fruit Tree, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Kaki Fruit Tree, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Piazza Motta, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Piazza Motta, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Piazza Motta, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Piazza Motta, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Der Palazzo della Comunità an der Piazza Motta, called Broletto, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Der Palazzo della Comunità an der Piazza Motta, called Broletto, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Mansion Hotel, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Mansion Hotel, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Walk Along Promenade, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Walk Along Promenade, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Walk Along Promenade, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Walk Along Promenade, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Walk Along Promenade, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Walk Along Promenade, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Walk Along Promenade, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Walk Along Promenade, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Walk Along Promenade, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Walk Along Promenade, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Walk Along Promenade, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Walk Along Promenade, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Walk Along Promenade, Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Walk Along Promenade, Italy | Source
Orta San Giulio, Salita della Motta, Italy
Orta San Giulio, Salita della Motta, Italy | Source
Orta San Giulio, Salita della Motta, Italy
Orta San Giulio, Salita della Motta, Italy | Source
Orta San Giulio, Salita della Motta, Italy
Orta San Giulio, Salita della Motta, Italy | Source
Orta San Giulio, Salita della Motta, Italy
Orta San Giulio, Salita della Motta, Italy | Source
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy
Lago d' Orta (Lake Orta), Italy | Source
Kaki Fruit Tree, Lago d' Orta, Italy
Kaki Fruit Tree, Lago d' Orta, Italy | Source
Lake Mirror, Lago d' Orta, Italy
Lake Mirror, Lago d' Orta, Italy | Source
Lake Mirror, Lago d' Orta, Italy
Lake Mirror, Lago d' Orta, Italy | Source
beautiful Mansion Hotel, Lago d' Orta, Italy
beautiful Mansion Hotel, Lago d' Orta, Italy | Source
beautiful Mansion Hotel, Lago d' Orta, Italy
beautiful Mansion Hotel, Lago d' Orta, Italy | Source

It is located west of Lake Maggiore and belongs to both the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, as well as the province of Novara. The lake is 13.4 km long, 2.5 km wide and 143 m deep and the surface 18.2 km ². The lake is 290 meters above sea level.

The water flows into the Nigoglia-flowing stream and then united into the Strona River and the Toce slightly open flowing into Lake Maggiore.

The mount Mottarone which is 1491 m high separated the Lake Orta north-east from Lake Maggiore. Valsesia mountain limited the lake to the west.

Lago d' Orta is a region of peace and balance with significantly less population and tourist bustle except during the famous flower show Ortafiori, which transforms the streets and squares in a sea of ​​flowers.

On the east bank, the climate is very mild until autumn. Wide areas of fields and forests, mostly chestnut and beech. At higher altitudes pine and spruce forests.

The banks of Lago d' Orta are picturesque, While in this region, a simple rural construction predominates, one can adore mainly in the hinterland of Orta (Armeno Miasino, Vacciago, Corconio) many mansions of wealthy merchants and wealthy emigrants, as well as the estates of aristocratic families from Milan and Novara , already in the 17th Century fleeing the rampant pestilences in their cities. many villas with baroque design facades.

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Isola San Giulio, Lago d' Orta, Italy | Source
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Isola San Giulio, Lago d' Orta, Italy | Source
Isola San Giulio, Lago d' Orta, Italy
Isola San Giulio, Lago d' Orta, Italy | Source
Isola San Giulio, Lago d' Orta, Italy
Isola San Giulio, Lago d' Orta, Italy | Source

Isola San Giulio

The Lake Orta in Piedmont, has an island, the Isola San Giulio, in the municipality of Orta San Giulio. named after the Greek Deacon Julius, who lived here until the end of the fourth Century and have freed the island from dragons and snakes. The silhouette of the island is dominated by the powerful former Bishop's Palace and the Basilica di San Giulio, which the Bishop of Novara in the 9th Century was built. The center of attraction in the Basilica is a magnificent Romanesque pulpit of black marble, decorated with reliefs of great fighting mythical creatures, eagles and saints. In the crypt are the remains of San Giulio, with gold mask resting in a glass coffin.


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Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont), Italy
Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont), Italy | Source
The Sunctuary, Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont), Italy
The Sunctuary, Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont), Italy | Source
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy | Source
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy | Source
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View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy | Source
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy | Source
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy | Source
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy | Source
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta & Island San Giulio, Italy
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta & Island San Giulio, Italy | Source
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta & Island San Giulio, Italy
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta & Island San Giulio, Italy | Source
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta & Island San Giulio, Italy
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta & Island San Giulio, Italy | Source
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta & Island San Giulio, Italy
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta & Island San Giulio, Italy | Source
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy | Source
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy | Source
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy | Source
The Sunctuary, Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont), Italy
The Sunctuary, Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont), Italy | Source
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy
View from Madonna del Sasso (Piedmont) of Lake Orta, Italy | Source

Madonna del Sasso (Piemont)

The village lies at an altitude of 696 m above sea level. The municipality covers an area of​​ 15 km ². A municipality with 398 inhabitants (as of 12.2011) on the western shore of Lake Orta in the Italian province of Verbano Cusio Ossola (VB), Region Piedmont.

The place is named after the sanctuary (in the district Boleto), built from 1730 on a granite rock, and from which one has a panoramic view of Lake Orta.

Sacro Monte d’Orta

"Holy Mountain" Sacro Monte of Orta was built at the end of the sixteenth century designed by the Capuchin monk Cleto from Castelletto Ticino. The chapels are all overlooking the Lake Orta, who thus offers a highly atmospheric and picturesque landscape.

The complex is named after St. Francis as a dedicated follower of Christ. This constitutes its peculiarity - that he is a saint and not dedicated for the life of Christ or the Virgin Mary, thus it is quite different from the other sacred mountains.

The Sacred Mountain of Orta is located on approximately 400 m above sea level, the summit of a hill overlooking the lake. She is registered since 2003 as part of the Sacred Mountains in the list of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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      Carolina 

      3 years ago from Switzerland

      Thanks for your visit oceansnsunsets. Italy has lots of beautiful places to explore.

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      Paula 

      3 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you sharing this information and especially the photos of Lago d'Orta in Italy. It is a very beautiful place, that I would like to visit someday.

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