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“The frescoes”

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The highlight in this basilica are the beautiful frescoes, the stone pulpit and the basement with the remnants of the first chapel built by St Giulio. The frescoes are in very good condition in the back of the basilica. They also have St Giulios reflects in a pillow where a wooden body is resting under glass in the basement.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ramadama
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

We took the boat over to the island which is a must if you are staying in Orta. The boat ride was good and it is a frequent and efficient service to and from the island. The basilica is worth seeing and you can then walk around the island in about ten minutes! You would not want to linger any longer as there is nothing else to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Josephine E
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

The basilica is wonderful; the architecture is breath-taking. There are many frescoes and statues. There is also a sanctuary worth visiting and a Mascioni pipe organ.

KEEP IN MIND: There are some rules on clothing (e.g. hats and short trousers/skirts)

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank HB-575-090
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The trip over by boat costs €4.50. The church was stunning and well worth a visit. Also nice to have a wander around the small streets of the island.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JaneH363
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing church on the island San Giulio in Lake Orta. Visited after a mass. Pulpit caved in 12th century. Frescos from middle ages well preserved and plentiful. Plain building from the outside but fantastic interior. A must see.
Ferries every 15 minutes for €4.5 return

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank drichia
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