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The basilica is wonderful; the architecture is breath-taking. There are many frescoes and statues. There is also a sanctuary worth visiting and a Mascioni pipe organ.
KEEP IN MIND: There are some rules on clothing (e.g. hats and short trousers/skirts)
Amazing church on the island San Giulio in Lake Orta. Visited after a mass. Pulpit caved in 12th century. Frescos from middle ages well preserved and plentiful. Plain building from the outside but fantastic interior. A must see.
Ferries every 15 minutes for €4.5 return
I don't understand the gushing reviews.
There's one street with the convent walls on one side and houses on the other. Boring walk, despite the signs about silence and meditation.
The church is nothing special other than the pulpit. The crypt is just another saint...More
Tradition says that this was the hundredth and last church founded by Julius of Nicaragua and his brother Giuliano and that in 390 the saint reached the island and killed the dragons that allowed the first church to be built on the island. The modern...More
This is a small church, but WOW! So much in a little area. You need to take a boat ride out there which is fun by itself. And you can walk around the monastery which is quaint, but the church is worth the visit.
You can soon get "churched out" travelling round Italy and I thought "here we go again" as there's not much else to see on the island - how wrong I was. This small church is a surprising delight with it's ceiling and wall paintings/frescoes, plus...More
After having visited churches in and around Milan & Stresa, we really didn't want see another church, however we were persuaded to visit this one on an island off Orta San Giulio. The church has many frescoes which are quite delightful. The pulpit is very...More