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San Giulio Island, Orta San Giulio
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
The isolated beauty of San Giulio Island made the island an attractive spot for monastic orders to build their sanctuary. The centerpiece, a 12th-century basilica, stands as an icon to the mainland village and is open to the public. Next to the basilica, a 19th-century seminary functions as a Benedictine monastery. Parts of this building are closed to the public. Archaeological findings on the island date back to the fifth century, when a small chapel was erected to honor evangelizer Saint Julius. This notable saint spent his last days on the island, but he wasn't the only known figure associated with it. William of Volpiano, or St. William of Dijon, was born here. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Orta San Giulio holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the San Giulio Island and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Piccolissima isoletta molto romantica, la si gira tutta in una mezz'oretta ma vale davvero la pena. Interessante la chiesa di San Giulio. Occhio a non arrivare assieme ad una comitiva di turisti o la ... read more »Tiny island very romantic, turning it all into a half hour but worth it. The Church of San Giulio. Be careful not to get together with a group of tourists or becomes clogged completelyshow original
Bell'isolotto di San Giulio incastonato nel bel lago d'Orta, visitabile partendo in barca da Orta San Giulio ci si arriva in tre minuti, si può visitare la bella chiesa ma non il convento di clausura ... read more »Nice little island of San Giulio, nestled in the beautiful Lake Orta, starting by boat from Orta San Giulio to get there in three minutes, you can visit the beautiful church but not the cloistered convent and you can turn around the islet.show original
Belle de loin, mais pas grand chose à voir. On a vite fait le tour. Quand on a visité les îles Borromees. ..Beautiful far, but not much to see. The tour was quick. When we visited the Borromeo Islands. ..show original
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