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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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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

Beautiful house in beautiful surroundings

5 of 5
We stayed at this house over Easter as a family and had a great time. The garden is massive and the house beautifully furnished with everything we needed, even for cooking for a large family. There is one big table inside and two big tables outside which are great for seating a big group. Hot water in the morning was a bit hit and miss but then this is an old house. The owners were really helpful, too. In advance to our trip, we had a lot of questions and the owners really went out of their way to help us, gave us tips for restaurants and excursions and generally made sure that we had everything we needed. We also really enjoyed the area. Lake Orta is beautiful and much less busy than Lago Maggiore or Lake Como. The location is also great. It’s a 10 minutes’ drive to Orta San Guilio, the prettiest town on Lake Orta and 30 minutes’ drive to the western shore of Lago Maggiore. We also went for a hike from Stresa to Mottarone while we were there, taking the funicular one way, which was beautiful.
  • Review Submitted: May 05, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017