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Make a holiday rental home or self catering villa in Lake Orta, Italy your home away from home

The famous shores of Lake Orta are considered the most romantic setting in the whole of Italy. The quiet beauty is unrivalled, with steep forested slopes diving into the still waters of the lake, which lies in the deep countryside on the Piedmont boarder in northern Italy. Lake Orta is one of those amazing destinations that catches people between two minds; on one hand, you want to tell everyone about this sensational destination, yet, at the same time, you don’t want anyone else to discover your favourite secret. Property in Lake Orta is extremely sought after, especially for weddings and romantic escapes. Lake Orta is the smallest of the famous Italian Lakes, but there is an unrivalled sense of tranquillity on a Lake Orta family holiday.

Things to do on holiday in Lake Orta, Italy

When you first arrive at a self catering Lake Orta villa it may take some time to get over the sheer beauty of the area. One of the best ways to explore Lake Orta is to rent a row boat and head out into the still waters of the Lake. Rowing serenely across the lakes, images of the surrounding mountains are broken only by the picturesque houses and churches which cling to rock outcrops along the lake’s shores. Windsurfing, canoeing, water skiing and swimming are greatly encouraged in Lake Orta too.

The countryside around the lake is a haven for walking, riding and mountain biking holidays. There are riding stables and bike hire centres around the shores, located in the larger tourist centres around the lake. There is even a golf course within reach of a self catering Lake Orta villa, offering a taxing 18 holes to anyone who cares to try their swing.

If you do not feel like taking to the hills or boating across the lake from your Lake Orta property rental, there is a huge amount to see and do around the shores. The many beautiful settlements on the banks of the Lake are filled with wonderful religious monuments adorned with Italian frescos, beautiful luxury villas and some hugely atmospheric cafes and restaurants from which to relax and soak in the view.

Places to visit on holiday in Lake Orta, Italy

The island of San Giulio which lies in the middle of Lake Orta is a delightful place to stay. Surrounded by the dark waters of the lake, there couldn’t be a more idyllic setting for a romantic holiday.

The town of Orta San Giulio on the banks of Lake Orta has been known as the ‘jewel of the lake’ for many generations. The village makes essential viewing from any self catering property in Lake Orta, Italy, as its cream coloured houses and incredible church hanging to a rock outcrop cannot fail to charm visitors.

Weather in Lake Orta, Italy

Mornings often see Lake Orta shrouded in mist, adding to the atmosphere, but don’t worry, the mist soon burns off. During the summer months, temperatures during the day can reach the mid 30’s (°C), and people can be seen swimming from almost every beach. During the winter months, temperatures plummet to an average of around 8°C, but the crisp air and snow capped peaks just make the area even more romantic!

Travel to Lake Orta, Italy

Malpensa Airport (MXP) in Milan is located within 80kms of a self catering Lake Orta property, and receives direct flights from a huge range of British airports. There are bus and train services to the town of Omegna which stands at the top of the lake in a valley between the mountains. There are car hire options from Milan Airport, and the drive to a Lake Orta property is both relaxing and highly scenic.

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                                                                                                      Lovely property in a great location

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                                                                                                      Great top floor apartment in a traditional building. The main living space was perfect for the two of us and we had everything we needed. In the large double bedroom is a huge and very comfortable bed; we slept very well! We really enjoyed long walks, exploring the local area and the boat trip over to Orta. Pella is a lovely village with a great crepe/ice cream cafe and a couple of very nice restaurants. We enjoyed all our meals out. A mini market is just opposite the apartment. Piera and Paolo are very kind, friendly and helpful hosts. Many thanks to them both for their very warm welcome.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

                                                                                                      Peace, beauty and wonder

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                                                                                                      We had a lovely 4 day stay in Pella in early October at the end of our 2 week Italian tour. We'd had a busy time and Pella was just the perfect ending to our trip. The village is beautiful with just the right amenities to get by, the local shop is next door and has all the essentials, anf there are 2 restaurants and a gelateria by the lakeside. The appartment is well equipped and comfortable adn Fabrizio was the perfect host, with his son even coming to pick us up from the railway station! I recommend Pella highly and we look forward to coming back again
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017