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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Novara, Italy your home away from home

The province of Novara lies in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, whose capital city goes by the same name. Novara is one of Italy’s most elegant and unhurried cities, first founded by the Ligurians and given a new lease of life by the Romans, whose influence is still very much the dominant influence. The surrounding countryside is known as the ‘land of water’, and is a stunning place to relax, where the scenery cannot fail to inspire.

Things to do on holiday in Novara, Italy

Novara is a fantastic place to investigate Roman history and lifestyles. The Decumano is undoubtedly the most famous sight of Novara, and is definitely worth visiting. The Piazza della Republica receives less attention around the world than it should. With the majestic, neoclassical cathedral designed by Alessandro Antonelli standing dominantly on one side and the fresco adorned Museo Lapidario della Canonica on the other, which displays some remarkable artefacts from throughout the ages.

Taking a self catering Novara holiday villa outside of the provincial capital is a different experience with each season. Situated between the snow capped alps and the blue waters of the lake region, spring time sees the entire plain covered in the clear melt waters coming off the mountains, forming the famous Piedmontese rice fields. There are two large nature reserves in the area which protect and preserve the many rare species of bird which flock to the region. The Lame del Sesia Nature Park is the largest, where cycling and walking are excellent options for an afternoon of entertainment, inspiration and interest.

There are eight golf courses within a short distance of a holiday rental villa in Novara. The Bogogno Golf Club, Castelconturbia Golf Club and Iles Borromees Golf Club all have at least 18 holes, set in beautiful, undulating scenery.

Places to holiday in Novara, Italy

Lake Orta is a mysterious jewel on the Piedmont boarder. The morning mists which rise from the lake give it an astonishingly medieval atmosphere. It is known as the lake of devotion due to having over 20 small chapels which surround the shore. The incredible beauty of the lake and the pure serenity of visiting means that those who visit very rarely wish to advertise the fact, keeping Lake Orta as a secret haven.

The southern tip of Lake Maggiore (known as Lake Maggiore South) lies in the Province of Novara, and is one of the most famous places in Italy to escape for a romantic break, due to the unrivalled beauty and tranquil atmosphere. There are also a huge number of activities to enjoy, from walking in the wooded hills and nature reserves which make up much of the shoreline to sailing or windsurfing on the lakes calm surface.

Weather in Novara, Italy

During summer, there is nothing nicer than relaxing on the balcony of a Novara villa, watching the sun go down over the skyline with a glass of local wine, as temperatures remain in the 20’s (°C) into the evening. Daily temperatures in summer are around 26°C, but in the winter, it does get cold, averaging around 6°C.

Travel to Novara, Italy

Ryanair provide cheap flights to Turin’s Caselle Aeroporto Internazionale (TRN) direct from Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN). The airport is located around an hour from a holiday rental in Novara, and car hire is available from the airport.

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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                Villa #6668593
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                Apartment #6677953
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Great place to stay at Lake Orta

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Had a lovely time here for a week, comfortable, clean, fantastic view. Sitting above Orta San Giulio in lovely countryside, very quiet, good restaurant within walking distance. Highly recommend Taverna Antico Agnello in nearby Miasino. William really helpful with instructions for apartment, keys etc, lots of information on the apartment/area. Playing garden chess with a glass of wine in hand in the evening, with the magnificent view with Mont Rosa in the background, was something special. Thoroughly recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-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