Enchanted Orta lake

filled by Giulia

Among the provinces of Novara and Verbania (70 km from Milan) is the lake full of atmosphere and charm that so appealed to Balzac and Nietzsche. Often frequented by foreign tourists, offers the visitor an almost international atmosphere. In a day or a weekend, it is hard to see the whole lake, although the distances are limited. Rich in romantic views, so it was described by Balzac: "A lovely little lake at the foot of Monte Rosa, an island located on the very calm, flirty and easy water. The the traveler finds himself in a small modest world and his pure refreshed soul invites him to stay there, because a poetic and melodious charm around him, with all its harmonies, unusual ideas ... and awakens the lake is at once a cloister, and the life ... "
With these poetic words, the French writer described the town of Orta San Giulio and facing the island of San Giulio, with its beautiful church, the streets and views ... It is also worth to visit the Sacro Monte, on a hill just above Orta and with panoramic views of the lake, which is also a regional nature reserve and some curious museums such as the Rubinetto and Ombrello, beside the art collection of international avant-garde in the house of the painter Antonio Calderara. From Orta, throughout the course of the year you can reach the island of San Giulio with the motorboat service.. Departures are every 10-15 minutes, and the cost is 5000 lire. The service covers public boat during the summer, the town of Orta San Giulio Island, Pettenasco, Omega, Ronco, Pella, Lagna, Buccione. .