Lake Orta is certalny the most romantic location in the Lake District.
Hills and mountains are very close to the Lake thus lending a fairy-tale atmosphere to the villages surrounding the water. Orta S. Giulio is at the end of a small peninsula that juts out into Lake Orta about a third of the way up its eastern shore. Intricate wrought-iron balustrades and balconies adorn the 18th century buildings of this small, intimate and relaxing town. The main square of the town looks across the lake to the lovely island of San Giulio, which you can reach by ferry or rowing your own boat.
This charming lake, surrounded by gentle hills, is the most enchanting and romantic of the Italian Lakes. Its romance has inspired artists, poets and writers from all over the world for century and for lovers it is hopelessly romantic. At only 45 minutes drive from Malpensa Airport, a Lake Orta Wedding is the perfect choice for your fairy-tale wedding in Italy. The area around Lake Orta has long been a favorite tourists, thanks to the quiet beauty of the landscape, its fascinating history and its wealth of artistic treasures, principally Romanesque and Baroque architecture.
Little but charming, Lake Orta lies to the west of Lake Maggiore, in Piedmont, Northen Italy. It is a minor star in the costellation of the subalpine lakes, but all the fascination and the history of the larger lakes seem to be concentrated in this short space.
The town of Orta San Giulio is also the only Italian lakes' car-free town. Orta holds the visitors attention, with its houses roofed with thick slate tiles, its lakeside Motta Square, with its garden cafés, ovelooked by the Palazzo della Comunità or Palazotto - a frescoed 16th century town hall. You can get married at the wedding hall in the town square , a 16th-century building with frescoed walls, an outside stairway and a tiny campanile breaking through the grey roof like a chimney. Or at the elegant Villa Bossi, a beautiful 17th century villa facing the Lake of Orta. Here brides have a unique occasion fo Italy to celebrate a civil ceremony in a beautiful terraced garden on the lake shore arriving with a romantic little rowing boat.
If you prefer a religious wedding there is a little charming church on the top of the a hill in Orta just few steps from the main square from where you will appreciate a precius panorama.
Perched on a rocky ledge high above the western shore, a few kilometres from Orta, the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso is also worth a visit. The Sanctuary, a beautiful example of baroque style, is an extraordinary panoramic point, a perfect place for a Wedding Reception at Lake Orta.
Your Lake Orta Wedding will have the same atmosphere as in the ancient times and you will live and relive it as in a fairytale.
If someone asks me to find a couple of adjectives to describe a wedding on Lake Orta, I would certainly say: intimate and romantic!
Where you can find another lake with such an intimate and romantic atmosphere like the one you find on Lake Orta?
As wedding planner on Lake Orta I've been planning wedding for many years.
I would love to suggest and share some information that could be useful if you would like to wedding on "my" beloved lake.
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The wedding of Charlotte and Steven has been an unforgettable event for different reasons: first of all it was a beautiful sunny day with very pleasant temperatures, although it was full summer!
Charlotte and Steven with their charm, always smiling and enthusiast, the 8 bridesmaids, who accompanied the bride had a real enchanting scenary: the original choice for a mini-cruise on the lake by the boat Ortensia and especially the outdoor party organized on the beautiful terrace by the lake of the Hotel San Rocco with its gorgeus view of the San Giulio Island.
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There are many couples who decide for a very intimate wedding.
If you are looking for a romantic wedding for two you could consider many ideas such cities of art like Rome - as Stefania mentioned in her past post - some exotic beaches or isolated villages.
However if you love lakes but want to keep it private, romantic and unique Lake Orta could be the perfect choice!
Read more about Eloping in Orta... a wedding for two on a romantic lake
Kristine and Jens' wedding has been one of the most refined and elegant event for 2012. Eighty guests joined a refined and sober event without any excess... a real lesson of style and elegance coming from Norway!
When we think about style and elegance on Lake Orta ... we think about Hotel San Rocco. Kristine and Jens chose Hotel San Rocco, for their own and their guests accommodation and for their wonderful reception overlooking the lake...
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Who said that choosing the same venue means you are copying someone else's wedding? That is not true!
This time we would love to speak about this: two weddings similar in venues chosen but surely very different from each other!
Soo and Jason and Lisa and Emmet got all married in Orta this Summer. The two couple both chose the same venues but they meant their wedding parties in two very different ways.
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A Lake Orta Wedding could be a perfect choice for a sophisticated wedding in Italy.
Lake Orta is an emerald jewel, it is surrounded by gently rolling wooded hills.
Orta village is a wonderful medieval and whole pedestrian village but if you get on one of the motorboats leaving from its main square you could easily reach St. Julius Island. it is set in the center of the lake. After your religious or civil ceremony you can easily reach the island for wonderful wedding photos...
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Villa Bossi is located in lovely little medieval village of Orta San Giulio. It is of the most evocative ceremony venues for a legal civil ceremony outdoor.
It was built in 1500. Villa Bossi made up by a L shape building with three floors.
Villa Bossi facade overlooks the lake overlooking Pella, Ronco villages on the other side of the lake and Madonna del Sasso Church on top of a rock.
Most of all Villa Bossi is located just in front of mystic St Julius Island....
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