Tour duration: 1 day (approx. 8 hours)
Private van/minibus + boat
Guide in English
Itinerary: Start from Como or Milan (h 9 am) or any other town in the area. Pickup and dropoff at your hotel/apartment.
Drive to Orta (about 1,5 hours from Como or Milan). Visit of the town, exploring the cobbled streets, lined with shops, bars and restaurants and ancient buildings.
Boat tour from Orta Piazza Motta, to San Giulio island (boat day-ticket not included, around Euro 15 per person).
Orta San Giulio: a nice easy circle walk of the island called “Walk of silence” (you will be requested to keep silence and … meditate). Visit of San Giulio church.
Boat return to Orta.
After lunch, on your own: visit of Sacro Monte di Orta (literally: “Sacred Mountain of Orta”) a Roman Catholic devotional complex on the summit of the hill. It is one of the Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy, included in UNESCO World Heritage list. The 24 chapels with human-size statues refer to life of Saint Francis from Assisi.
The walk raise to the top may require some effort.
Drive back to hotel/apartment.
Clothes and shoes according to weather forecast.
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