Lake Orta

 The most romantic lakes in Italy 

Lake Orta, known as one of the most romantic lakes in Italy, is situated in the Cusio area, which extends from the lower area of the Ossola valley to the western shore of the lower Lake Maggiore area..

Orta San Giulio with its island is incontestably the prettiest place on the lake. A medieval burgh rich in history and art, Orta is a gem delighting visitors with its tall aristocratic houses and narrow cobbled streets. You can take a boat from the little harbour to the picturesque Island of San Giulio, dominated by its Romanesque church and an ancient monastery.