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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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            House #1172060
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                Villa #8060373
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1237252
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                                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1237252
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                                                                                                    A few delightful quirks but otherwise PERFECT!

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    Stefano has to be the most attentive and thoughtful host we have ever experienced, answering a range of questions and requests to help us make the most of our stay. The villa is a delight, with a beautiful garden on the edge of the lake and breathtaking views from the flat. The stairs are good for the heart and legs and the village (less than five minutes' walk) a treasure. Facilities are excellent. I would have given five stars had the little quirks not stopped it from being absolutely perfect. There is a tiny garage (for a very small car) and the kitchen is on the stairwell which doesn't really matter but is a bit unusual. Very clean, very quiet and the perfect place to get away from it all and fully absorb the beauty of Lake Orta and the Italian Lakes. Thank you Stefano - we will be back!!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Lovely apartment. Ideal for a young family ky

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Pietro and Maria Grazia were the perfect hosts. My son loved toddling around the large garden, and looking at the chickens. My wife and I enjoyed the fresh fruit and veggies our hosts so generously supplied, cooked up and eaten outside on the terrace enjoying the balmy Italian summer. Great location. A lovely find. If you want a base to explore and he Otalan lakes from you could do far worse. We had a great family holiday made all the more so my our lovely hosts. Bob, Alex and (of course) Patrick Coles.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    A wonderful apartment on a stunning location!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We enjoyed our stay at Villa Heureka very much. The apartment is wonderful, light and bright, the terrace is great and we loved the view every day of our stay. The joy of being able to jump into the lake straight from the property was wonderful. William has been very helpful and attentive, we thank him for that! We have but one suggestion: please replace the regular wine glasses, we only found three of them in the cupboard!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016