A weekend on Lake Orta

Orta lake, where Nietzsche fell in love, known locally as Cusio, is a pre-Alpine lake located near Verbano-Cusio-Ossola. Mount Mattarone and the mountains of Valstrona and Valsesia form the background. We are talking about a very fascinating lake not only for the picturesque villages that overlook it but also for the landscapes that have inspired writers and painters over the centuries. Here is the reason why organize a weekend to discover this beautiful lake. 

Lake Orta | lake, Italy | Britannica

SATURDAY IN ORTA SAN GIULIO, SACRED MOUNT OF ORTA AND ISLAND OF SAN GIULIO 

The ancient and picturesque village of Orta in San Giulio is located on the edge, almost like tuff, from the end of a promontory towards the waters of Lake Orta. A romantic landscape, with the lake far from the background to the roofs of the historic center and the backdrop to the island of San Giulio. The first step for a …