La Contrada dei Monti

Via Contrada dei Monti 10, Orta San Giulio, Piedmont, 28016, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Orta San Giulio

Too Much Fun

A travel blog entry by dyer0930

... and checked out of our hotel, the spacious Holiday Inn Lugano Center and headed out for adventure. The Holiday Inn was a really nice property that we booked on a crazy 24-hour sale and got an unbeatable rate. It was in a really nice location near the lake in Lugano, but also close to the motorway. It was, in fact one block away from the Monte San Salvatore funicular, which, much to my shock and dismay, was closed for the winter until mid-March. ...

Beauty from Ashes

A travel blog entry by dyer0930

... the lake and around the Paradiso area near our hotel. We stopped to grab pizza at "the only Napolitano pizza oven in Ticino," which really hit the spot.

When we got back to our hotel, we hit the pool for a nice long swim before deciding to attempt the bedtime routine at 10pm CET. Usually in Europe the kids go down somewhere between 12am and 2am, so we didn't really know what to expect... but they fell asleep. And then they stayed asleep. And so we ...

The last day at the lake

A travel blog entry by hayesj

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... Dad went to move the car and got pulled over by a policemen because he a french numberplate. He didn't have his international drivers license or the registration of the car (Mum had them) but got let off. We had lunch which was pasta and ice cream or as the locals call gelato. Then we drove around the lake and visited a church perched on a hill. On the way up we passed a funeral and the grave yard. When we came down mum suddenly had a idea ...

Skiing on a sun snowy day

A travel blog entry by hayesj

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... started off, then panicked a bit when I got a bit of speed up and realised how steep it was) and there are some great pictures of Stephen crossing his skis and hitting the snow. As Meg says the views from the top were magnificent and while it was a hard climb after a day of skiing was well worth the effort. The mountain is between Lakes Orta and Maggiore and from the peak you can see both lakes as well as some of the others and mountain peaks ...

Orta San Guilio Visit

A travel blog entry by hayesj

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... ladies onto the boat with a smile and ignored the men! We also came across a sight that seemed like it was out of an old book or movie today. Just after we had left the apartment we came up to a roundabout and had to give way for sheep, goats and donkeys being shepherded across the roundabout. The goats even had big bells hanging from their necks that tinkled. The shepherds even looked old ...

Location

This hotel, located in the La Prosperidad/Chamartin area of Orta San Giulio, is near Lake Orta (Lago d'Orta), San Giulio Island, Sacro Monte di Orta, and Sacro Monte.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good