The Lake Orta offers a quiet and suggestive setting to visitors, inviting to relaxing walks and bike ride, also up to the Sacred Mount of Orta, to explore one of the most panoramic paths of faith in Piemonte, UNESCO World Heritage site since 2003. From the Special Natural Reserve of the Sacred Mount you can admire the fascinating San Giulio island, symbol of the lake with its Basilica, among the most important Romanesque monuments in the region. Many local specialties and artisanal shops lining the ancient streets and stairways leading up to the Baroque churches and towers feature the old Orta town, among the 11 most beautiful villages of Italy in Piemonte. Not far from Orta, on the top of mount Mottarone, the panoramic Fun Park Alpyland offers the thrill of a breathtaking descent on the extraordinary bobsled roller coaster dropping sheer to the Lake Maggiore.

 

 

[Ph. Credits: Walter Moscatelli]