The lake of Orta, with its 13,4 km of length and its 2,5 km of width, it’s an authentic gem sat between the green of the Alps and the Piedmontese woods.
The shores of the lake are stud of small picturesque villages, ancient hamlets and small ports, which give evidence of the life of fishermen, once upon a time.
The lake of Orta is a perfect destination for families, couples looking for a romantic location for relax, extreme and light sport lovers, young and less young persons who love nature and its energy.
The small town of Omegna is the main urban center of the lake and it rises up in the norther point, with its beautiful long-lake and its Thursdays’ market.
Proceeding along the eastern coast your reach Pettenasco, a small historical village, rich of ancient testaments: you can visit the Museum of the Art of Wood Turning, the Middle Age House and the Parish of Saints Audenzio and Catherine. (XVII Century).
We therefore arrive at Orta, always beloved by poets, painters, royal families and industrial captains. The island of San Giulio is dominated by its extraordinary cathedral and by a Benedictine abbey inhabited by silent nuns, who benevolently invigilate on the Way of Silence, where the writings of the Mother Abbess Anna Maria Canopi, dispense deep thoughts training us to the power of silence and meditation. The Holy Mount of Orta is part of the group of the nine Holy Alpine Mounts in Piedmont and Lombardy, considered as world heritage. The religious complex, is a jewel placed on the hill above Orta and it observes the Island of San Giulio.”