Lake Orta San Giulio or Lago Cusio is fed by the streams and sources underwater.
The slopes that surround it have different aspects: more steep and rugged western one, carved from a road running high over the lake; sweet and sunny the east bank.
To the north of Omegna, between the Valle d’Ossola and Valsesia, it opens Valstrona with its rocky alpine peaks.
The landscape of Lake Orta San Giulio is famous for its confidential nature, romance and charm of small villages along the shore.
Main points of attraction are Orta with the San Giulio Island, Sacro Monte Orta, the Sanctuary Madonna del Sasso Pella.
The cultural identity of the region of Lake Orta San Giulio finds expression in Ecomuseum Cusius.
Along the hills overlooking the east bank are Natural Reserves: Natural Reserve of Colle and Torre di Buccione, Natural Reserve Monte Mesma, Natural Reserve Sacro Monte d’Orta.
Tour of Northern Italy Lakes continues…