Category Archives: The Lakes of Italy

On or off the beaten path?

This thing called the ‘beaten path’ really isn’t such a bad place. Everyone wants to avoid it, but you have to consider that it includes many of the beautiful destinations and experiences that create the best travel memories…Michelangelo’s David, the … Continue reading

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Sacre Monte – The Sacred Mount above Lake Orta

We often find ourselves going back to Orta San Giulio, the warm and friendly medieval town on Lake Orta.  There is something artistic about it, to be sure.  But there is also a sacred atmosphere here as well. This year … Continue reading

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Karina Embraces Lake Como

How you experience Lake Como depends a lot upon the location of your accommodation. Each town and village has its own culture, its own relationship to the water and to the communities around it. Karina has a privileged position on … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 4: Lake Como

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. If Lake Orta is the poet’s lake and Lake Maggiore is the family’s lake, then I suppose Lake Como might be the movie star’s … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 3: Lake Maggiore

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. Each of Italy’s lakes has its own personality.  Previously, we visited Lake Orta, with its gentle demeanor and atmosphere of artistic contemplation. Now we … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 2: Isola San Giulio

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. Isola San Giulio sits upon Lake Orta like a storybook fantasy, inviting you to imagine its history.  As the dusk arrives in Orta San … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 1: Orta San Giulio

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. Orta San Giulio is a beautiful lakeside town that gently radiates old world charm.  The main square serves as a vantage point to look … Continue reading

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