The medieval village of Orta and the enchanting San Giulio Island are a spectacular spots in the Piedmont region.
Watch the new episode of A Queen In the Kitchen-Estate Italiana featuring the jewel of Lake Orta and learn what to see and where to eat while visiting the Verbano Cusio Ossola province.
Twenty minutes driving south from Orta-San Giulio stop by at Cantine del Castello Conti for a tour of their vineyards or to taste their precious Boca wine, the typical red wine from Novara Hills. The winery is nestled inside a real castle built by Mr Ermanno Conti in the ’60s.
The medieval village of Orta overlooking the San Giulio Island.
The beautiful Church of Santa Maria Assunta.
Lighting up a candle in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.
Piazza Motta with its frescos, cafes and shops.
Handmade soap shop in Piazza Motta.
Breathtaking view of San Giulio Island from the imbarcadero.
Dining “al fresco” at Ristoro San Giulio, on the San Giulio Island.
Sipping Boca wine at Cantine del castello Conti with the beautiful owners Mariuccia, Paola and Elena Conti.
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