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San Giulio Island

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The island of San Giulio is located inside Lake Orta in the Italian region of Piedmont. The lake, one of the smallest and most enclosed in the sub-alpine area of ​​the country, is undoubtedly one of Italy's most well-kept secrets.

The island is just 400 meters away from the coast of the lake and mostly houses a seminary of Benedictine monks in the old tower of a castle. The island is 275 meters long and 140 meters wide and inside there is a basilica whose name recalls San Giulio who lived on the island during the fourth century.

The island is rich in historical monuments and palaces thanks to the religious legacy and offers the traveler a silence and a spirituality that few places can offer in this region of Piedmont. There is also an old music festival that is held annually as well as a poetry festival every fall.

Inside the island there is also a small space for tourism; The San Giulio restaurant is located inside an old 18th-century building with beautiful frescoes on its roof and a terrace with fantastic views of the town and the lake.

A treasure to discover on your trip to Italy which many Italians will envy your luck.

Via, The Private Islands Blog

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