A pleasant walk in the peaceful atmosphere over the lake
Lake Orta is a truly magical place, with a special beauty and peace, and during your first visit, you are quite likely to fall in love with the area, whether for its natural beauty, the warmth of the people, or the beautiful clean water and air. You will be enchanted. . .
Legro: since 1998 the little village of Legro has become a peculiar tourist destination thanks to the splendid, colourful frescoes decorating the historic centre. The subjects of the murals painted on the walls of the village were inspired by the work of the local poet and writer Gianni Rodari, and by films made in the Lake Orta area.
Vacciago: the elegant hamlet with it's refined villas and gardens, is positioned on a delightful natural balcony which overlooks the eastern side of Lake Orta.
This walking itinerary follows rural and ancient paths and secondary roads with little traffic.
From your hotel or the central Piazza Motta along the main road to start the old pathway "Via Prisciola", a panoramic walk which arrives in Corconio, the beautiful baroque hamlet with stone houses, cobbled street and decorated villas.
Our walk will continue on an easy pathway among private gardens, to reach the Church of San Antonio Abate, on a panoramic terrace over the lake.
The church is located in the southern part of Vacciago, the elegant hamlet with important villas and palazzo of 17th and 18th century.
Our quite walk will continue to arrive at the "Santuario della Madonna della Bocciola", which was built in 1754, to commemorate a miracle which occurred on 28th May 1543.
From there, you will admire the breathtaking panorama over the lake, with its island in the middle and the massif of Monte Rosa in the far distance. A pathway into centenary chestnut wood will take us to Legro, the "Painted Hamlet" and, in a few minutes back to Orta.
Nature art and peacefulness merge in this fulfilling itinerary!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you in Orta.
End location: The tour will end in Orta.
Duration: 3 hours
DISTANCE 8 Km/5 mi;
WALKING TIME 2.5 h.;
UPHILL HEIGHT DIFFERENCE 270 mt.;
DIFFICULTY: T. Fit for all.
In case of bad weather, to safeguard safety of all the partecipants, the itinerary might change. In case of heavy rain the tour is cancelled.
It is a walking tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 euro - If you want a cappuccino or an icecream or a drink, before or after our walk.
I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am not permitted to accompany you on glaciers where alpine equipment is required.
In case of bad weather, for the safety of the participants, the itinerary may change at the discretion of the guide.
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Great morning, beautiful location, beautiful vistas, great guide friendly and informative and helpful...lake Orta and Orta San Giulia are utterly charming ....