To plan your trip in Lake Orta you must know all the secrets of this magnificent place, even the culinary ones. One day on the shores of Lake Orta they will take you to the discovery of a tasty gastronomic journey also made up of legend and spirituality
VILLA CRESPI IN ORTA SAN GIULIO
The sweet tooth will be pleased to taste the delicacies of chef Cannavacciuolo, at Villa Crespi. It is a hotel-restaurant to see and experience. What first of all leaves you stunned is a Moorish-style building, even equipped with a minaret, a real feature not to be missed.
Here you can admire a combination of colors, elongated arches, stuccos and inlays on the outside that recall the Moorish style and that looking at the villa you have the feeling of having been catapulted into the Middle East. Then we leave it to you to imagine what you will be able to taste, considering that the Neapolitan Cannavacciuolo is preparing it.
WHERE TO EAT IN ORTA SAN GIULIO
Orta is a decidedly touristic place; there are very few shops but plenty of restaurants and bars. The places on the square have tables outside to eat with a lake view. There are not a few special places you can rely on, almost all represented by some nice and colorful details. What can you taste here? We recommend a swordfish carpaccio as an appetizer, excellent rye tagliolini on cheese fondue and marinated egg, and a portion of suckling pig with vegetables.
WHAT TO DO IN THE SURROUNDINGS OF ORTA SAN GIULIO
You can experience any itinerary here in Orta, it depends on how long you intend to stop. Indeed, if you have a whole day at your disposal, the area offers many places and places to see within a short distance.
The closest is the Sacro Monte di Orta, just above the village. It is a complex made up of 20 frescoed chapels and statues that illustrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi. It became part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 and is also famous for being the site of a romantic meeting between Lou Andreas-Salomé and Nietzsche. Another possibility is Miasino, a village of Gallic origin about 2 km from Orta.
Its castle is also interesting, recently confiscated from the mafia and currently not open to visitors; however, the region has opened a tender to finance the architectural redevelopment and return it to citizenship, transforming it into a place of tourism and culture.