Orta San Giulio
Orta represents one of the most prestigious "theatre", from which you can admire the lake of Orta. Sourrounded by ancient buildings with horse-chestnut in front, and with a glance it is possible to reach the Vescovi's Palace, and the bell tower of the Basilica of Orta S. Giulio , among the lake, the sky and houses of Pella, on the other bank. Villa Motta also faces the lake and offers an exceptional panoramic view.
Among the narrow roads, wandering around it is possible to find objects in wrought iron, or taverns where they serve typical dishes based on rice and wine, fantastic cheeses and salami, made by differents kind of meat.
There is the possibility to go to Sacro Monte (Sacred Mountain) , considered one of the most charming place in the world (by Nietzesche), it is situated in a beautiful park, a special natural reserve, among beech, limes, pines, projected and built in 1591 and entitled to S. Francesco d'Assisi. The church of S. Nicolao is surrounded by 20 chapels, containing 376 statues in earthenware, showing the life of the Saint. Very prestigious are also the frescoes of Morazzone, Della Rovere, Nuvolone, Legnanino and Cantalupi.