Italian Lakes:mergozzo and orta lakes;public boat

Lake Mergozzo

Formerly a large glacier flowed down clothware and in the even larger, which came from Ticino. At the retreat of glaciers, while the large pit was dug from the glacier filling with water, giving rise to Lago Maggiore, emerged, solitary, dome of granite Mont'Orfano.

Lake Orta and the 'Island of San Giulio

The ancient village on the eastern shore of the lake, opposite the Island of San Giulio, is the most fascinating of Cusio, crossed by little streets overlooked by the medieval buildings (Casa Forte, being Bersano of 1306) and the Renaissance (the Palace of the Community in 1582, some houses in the way of Motta, Gemini Palace near the parish church of S. Maria Assunta). There are numerous examples of the Baroque era: the ironwork on a Olina, the gates of Cimitero.Piazza Motta, whose backdrop is the lake of Orta is the upscale lounge. "Wavering between water and sky," the island of St. Julius has always been the religious center of Cusio, since half past travelers and pilgrims on their way to the holy places along the streets of the old road Francigena.Sull 'island stands a very ancient church. It is said to have been founded by San Giulio in the fourth century dCCompletamente rebuilt in the ninth century and later restored between the eleventh and twelfth centuries., Inside the church is decorated with stucco and frescoes of the Baroque period. Here is a masterpiece dell'arteromanica guarded northern Italy: the beautiful black marble pulpit of Oira, carved around the Eleventh sec.Numerosi links from Orta to the island through public service scheduled and non scheduled.

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