Stay at Lake Orta and visit Expo Milano 2015, open 1.5.2015 to 31.10.2015 Don't miss this year the world's biggest fair on food in the country most famous for food!  140 countries showcasing their best in 5 themed areas over a million square metes of exhibition space!  Open 1st May to 31st October 2015.  Stay conveniently at Lake Orta at normal prices, well situated for day visits to the exhibition!  The future of food, innovation and the latest ideas from across the planet all under one roof!  Children's park!  Cirque du Soleil shows!  For more information and to book tickets (can be open dated for maximum flexibility) for Expo Milano 2015 go to

Lakeview living at its best: Villa Gelsomina, a superb contemporary villa with 5 apartments set in the wooded slopes above Lake Orta, with large (14 x 5 x 1.5 metres deep) swimming pool! Click for more info.Lakeview living at its best: Villa Gelsomina, wonderful purpose-built villa with 5 fantastic holiday homes in a fantastic setting above Lake Orta and large (46' x 16' x 5' deep) swimming pool! Click for more info.Villa Gelsomina is a wonderful modern villa in the local style, in a superb setting above Lake Orta, with 14 x 5 metre swimming pool and stunning lake views.  Panorama and Dolce Vita are one bedroom apartments (sleep 2 to 4), Ciao Sole! has two bedrooms (sleeps 4 to 6), Ciao Italia! has two bedrooms (sleeps 4), and Paradiso sleeps 6 to 8 in three bedrooms.  Each apartment has its own outside terrace, balcony or patio for al fresco dining.  Contemporary comfort.  Giant chess set in the lovely grounds.  Walk to great local restaurant.  Saturday arrival/departure in May to September, flexible at other times.  Not suitable for children under 7 because of the pool.  Villa Gelsomina has free wifi internet Italy is a delight for holidays, and Lake Orta is picturesque even by Italian standards, with the charming car-free village of Orta San Giulio and its square with amazing island view.  All vacation apartments are beautifully furnished, and well-equipped with everything in the kitchen, most have own washing machine.  For facilities and costs, see Vacation Apartments Overview.  Check current Availability.

Love Italian food and want to know the secrets?  Try a hands-on Cooking Class with Silvia during your stay at Lake Orta and learn some local specialities!

Looking to purchase an apartment at Lake Orta?  With a really strong pound and the property market set to recover this year there's never been a better opportunity!  See Villa Sales for what's on offer!

We offer fourteen beautiful Holiday Homes at Lake Orta, the most enchanting of the Italian Lakes, for that special Italian vacation!  The holiday villas are just 24 miles (40km) from Milan Malpensa airport and 90 minutes from Milan Bergamo airport, both have all main car hire firms.  See our table of scheduled and low cost flights to the region.  The rental accommodation is available for weekly lets, and (depending on apartment and time of year) for long weekends and short breaks.  Discounts for longer stays.  25% discount on the entrance to Miami Beach.  Lake Orta is great at all times of year, but see the calendar for what's best in different seasons.  Have a look what others said about their vacation rental.  See our photo gallery of Lake Orta. Lakeside living at its best: beautiful sunsets from the wonderful balcony of Villa Heureka at Omegna. Click for more info!Lakeside living at its best: the spacious contemporary living area of Villa Heureka at Omegna. Click for more info!Villa Heureka is a beautiful contemporary lake-side apartment arranged over 2 floors, 2km south of Omegna.  3 bedrooms (all with panoramic lake view), 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6.  Paved lake-side garden with direct lake access and swimming pontoon.  Superb sunbathing, unforgettable setting for al fresco dining soaking up the sunset!  Wonderful modern apartment to chill right by the lake!  Saturday arrivals/departures in May to September, flexible in other periods.  Villa Heureka has free wifi internet

Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) in Orta for Giuseppe Tornatore's new film The Correspondence Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko comes to Lake Orta!  Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore has choosen Lake Orta to shoot the Italian scenes of his new romantic drama The Correspondence.  Filming is scheduled for April 2015 on the Isola San Giulio, so you might catch the film's stars Jeremy Irons and Olga Kurylenko (from Quantum of Solace) around Orta!  The film is also blessed with music by the masterful Ennio Morricone, who scored Cinema Paradiso, The Mission and so many other top films.  Read the latest about this eagerly awaited film from La Stampa, FilmItalia and

Lakeview living at its best: the stunning view of the Island of San Giulio, taken from the living room of Giove (same superb view from Venere!). Click for more info.Lakeview living at its best: the spacious living room of Giove, with new oak floors, exposed ceiling beams, and new (2010) contemporary furnishings (Venere is the same!). Click for more info.We are delighted to offer two superb apartments in the main square of Orta San Giulio, each with two bedrooms sleeping 4 to 6 in contemporary comfort.  Giove is on the second floor, Venere is on the third floor.  Superb views of the lake and island!  Experience this car-free village from its heart, you will be enchanted!  Fantastic range of superb restaurants, pizzerias, cafés and bars all within 100 metres of your front door!  Flexible arrival/departure (min. stay 4 nights).  Giove and Venere have free wifi internet We have more than 20 years experience providing holiday rentals at Lake Orta, and we make sure that the apartments have everything you need for your stay.  Our offering is unique because we love Lake Orta ourselves, and know the area and the apartments intimately.  We pass on the benefit to you by providing comprehensive notes on the local area and a set of wonderful local walks in your location pack.  We are different - here's why!  To help you plan your stay, this web site has lots of information about Lake Orta, how to get there, things to do, and places to visit.

Journalists keep discovering Lake Orta and are amazed every time!!  Have you seen all the coverage?  Click below for the latest!  (more media stories)
Read Ed Docx on 'Orta: the Italian lake tourists haven't discovered' in the UK Guardian on 10th March 2012       Read 'Cinderella, a secret fairy tale' by Ed Docx in Australia's The Age on 24th March 2012       Read 'Lake Orta, the secret little sister' by Bonnie Tsui (who stayed in Venere), writing in The New York Times on 23rd September 2012       Penny Smith discovered (and is 'intoxicated' by) Lake Orta, writing in the UK's Daily Mail on 25th November 2012       Linda Cookson says Lake Orta is 'awash with mystical history and stunning villages - yet is largely unknown' writing in the UK's Independent on 29th January 2005

Download eight superb views of Lake Orta to make a fantastic background wallpaper slideshow for your PC!  Ideal for widescreeen monitors!

Casa Fiori - beautiful apartment at Pella, 2 minutes walk from the lake front!Casa Fiori is a beautiful two bedroom apartment (sleeps 4) in the wonderful lake-side village of Pella, just 100 metres from the lake-front, walking distance to beaches.  Balcony with lake view, handy for shops, restaurants and a great gelateria!  Just 2 minutes walk to water taxi to Orta San Giulio with its wealth of cafés and restaurants.  Saturday arrival/departure in May to September, flexible at other times. La Calla and Orchidea - beautiful apartments in the heart of Orta San GiulioCalla and Orchidea are great one bedroom apartments, sleeping 2 to 4, in the heart of Orta San Giulio, just 50 metres from the lake!  Enjoy the café life, and superb range of restaurants and trattorias on your door step.  Flexible arrival/departure (min. stay 3 nights). Casa Miralago, a superb 2-bedroom apartment with lake view from every room, and swimming pool in lush terraced grounds. Click for more pictures of this great vacation rental...Casa Miralago is a superb two bedroom apartment, sleeps 4 with splendid lake view from every room and 9 x 5 metre swimming pool overlooking Lake Orta.  Unforgettable view of Lago di Orta with its ever-changing hues by day, and the illuminated island and sparkling lights by night.  Saturday arrival/departure May-September, flexible outside this period.  Not suitable for children under 7 because of the pool.  Casa Miralago has free wifi internet Casa Bartula, a great one bedroom house on two floors in a traditional style house.  Click for more photos and a description.Casa Bartula is a beautiful one bedroom traditional style house, sleeping 4, with great views of Monte Rosa.  There is an outside eating area right in front of the house.  Just 2 minutes walk to popular local pizzeria.  Flexible arrival/departure (min. stay 3 nights).  Casa Bartula has free wifi internet

Stay in the newly refurbished (2013) Isola in the main square of Orta San Giulio, with breathtaking views of Orta's main square and the island of San Giulio.

Getting married in Orta San Giulio?  Spoil yourselves this once with Cielo su Terra, Orta's most exclusive honeymoon suite! - the beauty and freedom of lakeview living        

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