The medieval town of Orta S. Giulio is described by the French novelist, Honore de Balzac as ‘a pearl in a green jewel case’. It has restaurants and cafes, ice cream parlours and a lively night life. You can hire a boat from the quaint harbour to visit the Isola S. Giulio, an oasis of calm surrounding a monastery. Supermarkets are a short drive away in Omegna and Borgomanero, typical Northern Italian towns with restaurants, banks and lively cultural traditions. Each year Omegna stages a spectacular fire works’ display which attracts an armade of small boats and partygoers of all nationalities.
Those wishing for an active holiday can choose from: Swimming in Lake Orta or the swimming pools of Omegna or Pisogno In the neighbourhood you can practive several water sports: scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, water skiing and fishing Walking following the foot paths that wind from the small towns and villages up through the forests, hills and mountains Riding – there are a number of riding stables, in Miasino, Egro and Invorio, some offering riding courses at various levels. Golf – 9 holes at ‘Golf Club Alpino’ in Gignese or 18 holes at ‘Golf Clun les Iles Borromees’ in Brovello Carpugnino loc. Motta Rossa
Isola San Giulio
Cascate del Toce
Via Domodossola, 28
28016 Orta San Giulio (NO) Italy