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Why Owner chose Orta San Giulio
Orta San Giulio on Orta Lake is located between Piemonte and Lombardia, one hour from Milan and Switzerland and half an hour from Maggiore and Como lakes. It 's a nice and picturesque village, closed to traffic, full of historic buildings ranging from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. The surroundings are very characteristic and rich of nature, history, art and tourist attractions, culture, sports and gastronomy.
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Wonderful property with gorgeous yard and stunning views
We have rented dozens of VRBO places around the world over the past twenty-five years, and this may be the best one yet! The house was the perfect arrangement for our extended family group of nine (two couples and five kids ranging in age from 10 to 21). One family stayed upstairs and the other had the two downstairs bedrooms. There was plenty of living space for everyone. The kitchen is small but well-equipped and even has a dishwasher. Having three bathrooms was very convenient.
The views from the property are absolutely stunning, and the yard is enormous and beautiful. The proximity to the pedestrian path (right through the gate at the base of the property!) is divine—turn left and a five minute walk down an adorable cobblestone path takes you into the heart of Orta San Giulio, an idyllic little village with great restaurants, gelato shops, and a piazza with boat captains ready to take you out to the island (which we highly recommend—walking around the island is so picturesque and delightful). A right hand turn from the garden gate takes you to several docks where you can access the crystal clear water for a refreshing swim. You can continue on the path for quite a while, marveling at the gorgeous villas and the lush mountains.
Giorgio was fantastic—so friendly and accommodating. Such an easy and pleasant stay. We wish we could have stayed for a month!
We absolutely loved this place and hope to return! Can’t recommend it highly enough. Lake Orta is a hidden gem—uncrowded and gorgeous.
Amazing property overlooking the lake!
Firstly, if you have never been to Lake Orta, put it in your travel plans as it is an amazing lake and Orta San Giulio is one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. The village is incredible with beautiful little lanes, incredible restaurants and bars and amazing views over the lake. Its not well known compared to the bigger lakes, but is a true hidden gem. Its also very easy to get to from Milan airport (about 50 mins in the car).
This was our second visit to Orta and the Villa sits in a elevated position overlooking the lake in absolutely huge grounds. We stayed as two families - 4 adults and 4 children of 10yrs and below. It's a very short walk into the centre of the village. You can also walk out of the bottom gate and go swimming off the nearest boat jetty within 50m. The house is very spacious, clean with good facilities and has lots of character. It is very private and has ample parking which was a big plus. The kids loved it as it has a huge patio area overlooking the lake where they could play table tennis or run around the garden. There is also a play room inside. As a family we were able to eat outside every night with views of the lake and the setting sun. You could also amble into the village to have a drink at any of the bars. We enjoyed pre-dinner drinks on the patio at Hotel San Rocco, dinner at Café des Artists to name but a few. Evening dinner in the piazza while watching the world go by was also hard to beat!
Overall, our stay was fantastic and I would absolutely recommend the house as a great way to enjoy Orta while having access to a beautiful and very private home with great facilities. Orta is a very special place.
Ein wunderschönes Haus in wunderbarer Umgebung! Eine schönere Lage am Lago d'Orta gibt es wohl nicht! Wir wurden extrem freundlich empfangen! Haus und Lago d'Orta 100% zu empfehlen!
Heerlijke woning op een fantastisch plek
We hebben als familie enorm genoten van deze woning. De ligging is fantastisch: Een prachtig uitzicht over het meer, 2 minuten lopen naar het water om te zwemmen, 5 minuten lopen naar de oude binnenstad van Orta. De directe omgeving van het huis is heerlijk rustig. Veel ruimte in en om het huis. Zowel de huiseigenaar als de beheerder hebben er alles aan gedaan om het naar ons zin te maken. We kunnen deze woning iedereen aanbevelen en we hopen zeker nog een keer terug te komen.
We made some holidays with all our familiy, children, grandchildren. We had a fantasctic stay in this beautiful house and park. A short walk to the lake for swimming, a short walk to the village for eating an ice cream. Everybody was happy.
Beds and kitchen are not the newest any more, but the ambiente of the house is very nice.
Very very nice!
This was indeed one of those holidays where it is is hard to leave again. We stayed two families with 10 people totally and everyone enjoyed it. The view from the house and terrace is simply amazing with very easy access to the restaurants in the charming city of Orta San Giulio. Bathing in the lake is very close to the house and can only be recommended. Having a car supermarkets can be easily reached in both Pettenasco and Borgomanero.
Areoport Milano Malpensa at 40 Km
Railway station at 2 Km
Milano at 78 km (Milano- Arona highway)
As an alternative to the relaxing life in the garden, you can practice different sports on the lake (SWIMMING, SAILING , WINDSURFING, FISHING AND BOAT TRIPS ) as well as numerous WALKING, HIKING and BIKING TOURS , MOUNTAIN BIKIN , or HORSEBACK.
A few miles away there are many GOLF COURSES ( 5 fields in the surrounding area : 2 with 27 holes , 1 with 18 holes, 2 with 9 holes ) are available TENNIS COURTS (hard or synthetic) , RIDING SCHOOL, MINI GOLF and relaxing SPA.
The area also offers many attractions to WINE and FOOD lovers. At 500 meters from the villa is the Villa Crespi, renowed chef Cannavacciuolo restaurant, with 3 Michelin stars. There are also some other restaurants with “stars” in the surrounding area in addition to many nice little restaurants and trattorias . A few miles away , in the area of Gattinara, you can buy quality wines directly from the producers in their cellars.
In addition to visit the island of San Giulio and Sacro Monte of Orta, there are villages or towns of art very close ( Stresa and the Borromean Islands , for example ) , and there is also the opportunity to attend numerous concerts of classical or jazz music (Concerts held on the island of San Giulio, Stresa Music Festival, or MITO music festival- Milan and Torino)