Part 2 of my daytrip to Orta ~ see yesterday’s post for Part 1.
Thursday, July 16th:
I was surprised at how short the boat ride was from Orta San Giulio to Isola San Giulio (about 7 minutes). It was not a very expensive fare roundtrip. I want to say four or five euros round trip but I really can’t remember now. I found my boat ticket (motoscafi) but there is no price on the ticket.
Photos of Isola San Giulio from the boat:
The boat drops you off right in front of the Basilica di San Giulio.
This is the boat I took over to the island:
I took these photos right outside the church. No photos allowed inside the church, but it was well worth a visit.
I really had no idea just how small this island was until I took a walk around the island along Via del Silenzio, the only street on this island (except for a few narrow passageways down to the lake).
I found this cute guy along the way, not far from the church.
I was very surprised when after 5 minutes I was right back in front of the church! I figured I must have missed something, so I walked the loop a second time. Nope, no hidden streets. That was it!
Next up – Thursday ~ more of Orta San Giulio