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Orta San Giulio and its surroundings
Orta San Giulio and its surroundingsBy car, 17 km, 1 day
Separated from Lake Maggiore by Mount Mottarone, which overlooks it to the north-east, Lake Orta is one of the smallest in the region, but one of the most charming, too, with its wooded slopes and tiny San Giulio island. An ideal site for relaxation, and one even more suited, perhaps, to meditation.Customise this route and add it to My travel book
Orta San Giulio
The sanctuary dedicated to St Francis of Assisi and set on a wooded hilltop overlooking Orta San Giulio is a renowned place of pilgrimage. It consists of twenty Baroque chapels, decorated with frescoes that serve as a background to groups of lifelike terracotta statues depicting the saint's life. The sanctuary is part of the Sacred Mountains on the Unesco World Heritage list.
Dominating Stresa and Lake Maggiore from a height of 1,491m, the Mottarone which is reached up a panoramic toll path, the " strada del Mottarone", commands a superb panoramic view over the region's seven lakes, the Alps and the Mount Rose range.