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Center of the Island

This is the main hub of Orta. It's filled with restaurants and, the day we were there, an outdoor... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York

Parked in the public car parks early in the morning, walked down to the piazza through the narrow... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Jan K
Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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Piazza Motta, Orta San Giulio, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the main hub of Orta. It's filled with restaurants and, the day we were there, an outdoor market. It's the place from which the ferry and private boats leave for Isola San Guilio.

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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

It’s a small and beautiful Piazza, Instagram like! But nothing crazy, you are done in 10 minutes and not a lot to discover except for some restaurants and a few shops.

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Parked in the public car parks early in the morning, walked down to the piazza through the narrow cobbled streets. Several shops, lots of restaurants, boats to Isola San Gulio. Sit in a restaurant by the lake, have a cappuccino or gelato or both, watch...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The little square is the heart of Orta. The square faces the lake with all the boats to reach the S. Giulio island. The square is small and on Sunday can be very crowded but even full of people is simply fantastic

Thank paolovbossi
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

After walking through the beautiful streets and shops, we came to the main square for something to eat. They have coffee shops and a few restaurants to choose from. It was a lovely sunny day and it was a beautiful visit

1  Thank 11KarenS
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This charming piazza borders the West Bank of the lovely lake Orta right in the middle of the charming old town.There are plenty options for having meal or just a drink.Public parking is about a ten minute walk to the Piazza the return journey is...More

1  Thank RaymondH719
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is the main square in town and a very active place. One side of the square is the lakefront with a small park with benches and lots of boats heading out across the lake, mostly to the island. There are lots of restaurants on...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Its a calm place with many tiny streets that take you to different areas. You can eat or have a gelato or maybe buy a thing or two. You can also take boat trips from here. Overall its a nice experience to visit the center...More

1  Thank toxic_fuego
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This square is where a lot of action occurs. The dock is here to catch the boat to San Giulio Island. There are shops and restaurants here along with the ever-popular gelato stores. There are no less than five of these stores within 200 meters...More

1  Thank TeemanRacketman
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I am sure that come the middle of summer this place is packed but before then, in the early months of summer it is a joy though, as we discovered, not always warm. The little town hall is magical and a stroll around the streets...More

1  Thank John P
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