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I don't understand the gushing reviews.
There's one street with the convent walls on one side and houses on the other. Boring walk, despite the signs about silence and meditation.
The church is nothing special other than the pulpit. The crypt is just another saint...More
Tradition says that this was the hundredth and last church founded by Julius of Nicaragua and his brother Giuliano and that in 390 the saint reached the island and killed the dragons that allowed the first church to be built on the island. The modern...More
This is a small church, but WOW! So much in a little area. You need to take a boat ride out there which is fun by itself. And you can walk around the monastery which is quaint, but the church is worth the visit.
You can soon get "churched out" travelling round Italy and I thought "here we go again" as there's not much else to see on the island - how wrong I was. This small church is a surprising delight with it's ceiling and wall paintings/frescoes, plus...More
After having visited churches in and around Milan & Stresa, we really didn't want see another church, however we were persuaded to visit this one on an island off Orta San Giulio. The church has many frescoes which are quite delightful. The pulpit is very...More
Spent just over a week in Orta San Giulio and enjoyed every minute, lots to see and plenty of eating places for all budgets, we took a boat across to the Island to visit the Basilica and enjoyed walking around the narrow streets of the...More
This is a fascinating church. I suggest a visit to the little museum in the crypt as a good starting place just to understand the history and evolution of the church then enjoy the frescoes that cover the south-west portion of the church. Best of...More