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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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    Apartment #6605747
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      Excellent! 4.3/5
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      Apartment #6326104
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        Villa #6668593
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          Villa #6846961
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            Multiple rentals Apartment #801716
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              Apartment #1159476
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              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
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                • Sleeps 6
                Multiple rentals Apartment #801716
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                  Apartment #6484880
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    • 1 BA
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                    Chateau / Country House #6650093
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      House #1172060
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        Apartment #6593226
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                          Villa #6838936
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 3 BA
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                            Villa #8060373
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1589098
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                                Apartment #6721026
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1237252
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                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #801716
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                                      • 1 BR
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                                      Apartment #6022149
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                                        House #6905556
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                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Apartment #1653244
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                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1237252
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
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                                              Villa #6817883
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                                                Apartment #6823644
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                                                  House #8256794
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                                                    Apartment #6815319
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Apartment #6217825
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                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                        Chateau / Country House #6737179
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                                                          • 4 BR
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                                                          Apartment #476262
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            Villa #1781474
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                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                              Apartment #1949800
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1589098
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  House #6177178
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                                                                    • 4 BR
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                                                                    Villa #801713
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                      Apartment #1112565
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                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                        Apartment #8153244
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                                                                          House #6744121
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                                                                            Apartment #1749522
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                                                                              House #8267369
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                                                                                Villa #6835231
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                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #25022
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                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                    Apartment #6826378
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                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1004922
                                                                                      4
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #872865a
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                                                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Apartment #1577438
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1004922
                                                                                            5
                                                                                              • Studio
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1237252
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                                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1004922
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                                                                                                Lake Orta Holiday Apartments & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Fantastic old villa but guests should not expect luxury accommodation.

                                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                                Wonderful situation and so enjoyed the garden on shore of Lake Orta. Short walk into San Guilio for breakfast, many restaurants and boutique shops. Ideal centre for exploring area and walking. Not too commercialised. We loved it and had a very happy stay 14 May for a week.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                Stunning views. Very comfortable apartment!

                                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                                We had a wonderful week. Lake Orta is beautiful and the views from apartment are stunning. Information from Valentina was very good and we enjoyed a totally relaxing stay. Highly recommended!
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: May 2017