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30 Pictures of Lake Orta, Italy

30 Pictures that show why Harper’s Bazaar said Lake Orta is an “underrated gem of the Italian lake region ready to be explored.”

Pictures of Lake Orta

Harper’s Bazaar spilled the beans this year about Lago d’Orta (Lake Orta) calling it “quite simply, a film set.” Yet when I saw the article, I thought huh. The pictures they used did not do one of my absolute favorite romantic vacation destinations in Italy justice. So in honor of doing this hidden gem justice, I’ve gathered my favorite 30 photos of Paolo’s from our visits to Lake Orta.

To deliver the best experience possible we’ve selected a tiled gallery format for page load times. To see any of the photos in a larger size, simply click the photo and a new slideshow gallery will launch for you to be able to arrow back and forth through the images. Enjoy!

Darn it Harper’s! Lake Orta has for years been the hidden gem, the Cinderella of Northern Italian Lakes. Honestly, I now say go quick before tourism has a chance to pick back up this summer. After all, spring is one of the most beautiful times of year to tour Northern Italy. Curious about where to find that delicious cheese and charcuterie plate pictured above when you visit? Here is the original ALOR Italy post with recommendations of what to do, see, and where to eat in Lake Orta. Plus, I’ve updated the post to include curated videos and a few more of Paolo’s captivating photos for the love of Lake Orta.


Forget Como: Why Lake Orta should be top of your Italian travel list – Harper’s Bazaar

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    1. Thank you! You BTW are amazing. Hoping over to your blog now to see what’s happening on your adventures.

      1. Thank you :). I’ll always be a fan of your blog too, which is why it was weird when my comments weren’t getting through on your blog

        1. For some reason they were hitting the spam folder. No idea why, but once I manually approved the next one posted automatically.