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Orta San Giulio

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Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
Orta San Giulio is a town and comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 100km northeast of Turin and about 40km northwest of Novara.The town itself is built on a promontory which juts out from the eastern bank of Lake Orta close to Isola San Giulio, an island which also falls within the municipal boundaries. The frazione Legro stands on the hill which rises behind the promontory, Corconio is some 2km further south, and again away from the lake, while Imola consists of a small number of dwellings between the two, but close to the lake on the road leading to Gozzano. The municipality borders on Pettenasco to the north, Miasino and Ameno to the east, Bolzano Novarese and Gozzano to the south, and San Maurizio d'Opaglio and Pella to the west across the lake.It is well known for the nearby Sacro Monte, which is a site of pilgrimage and worship and, like the town itself and the island, is a popular destination for fairly small-scale tourism. In 2003, the Sacro Monte of Orta was inserted by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.
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Water Body
Lake Orta
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
San Giulio Island
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Sacro Monte di Orta
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Basilica di San Giulio
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Orta San Giulio

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Zoo
Safari Park Pombia
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Duration: 4 hours
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Religious Site
Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso Leggiuno
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Walking Area
Ricetto di Candelo Candelo
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Monument
Statue of San Carlone Arona
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Orta San Giulio

Historic Site
Villa Bossi
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Chiesa parrocchiale di Santa Maria Assunta
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Architectural Building
Palazzotto della Comunita
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Observation Deck
Torre di Buccione
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Orta San Giulio

Historic Site
Piazza Motta
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Chiesa di San Rocco
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in Orta San Giulio

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Beach
Spiaggia Miami
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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