Omegna, a municipality home to 15,000 people in the province of Verbano Cusio Ossola, is located north of Lake Orta, Italy's most romantic lake. A fascinating glacial lake, among the smallest and most characteristic in the north of Italy, 13 km long and 1.5 km wide at its widest point.

Lake Orta offers an enchanting landscape with lush forest vegetation dotted with small villages all along the Cusio territory, rich with historic and artistic value.

Omegna, with its beautiful mountains in the backdrop, reflects in the lake and extends along the Nigoglia, a canal that further north collects the waters of the Strona stream and then reaches Toce and Lake Maggiore.

The Nigoglia is the only pre-alpine lake emissary that runs North: “the river that runs upwards” as it is known locally. The singularity of this phenomenon is explained by the fact that Lake Orta is positioned in a slightly higher position compared with Lake Maggiore. This is a reason of pride for the locals, known as “the wolves” (the animals that used to be represented on the municipal coat of arms) and reference to it is found in the motto on the Municipal building: “La Nigoeuja la va in su; e la legg la fèm nu!”, a rhyme that translates as: “The Nigoglia runs upwards and we are the ones who write the laws!”.

1 Etraction Rents E-bike

Etraction Rents E-bike Etraction rents e-bikes for guided excursions on Lake Orta,  Maggiore and Lake Mergozzo.

2 Navigazione Lago d’Orta

Navigazione Lago d’Orta Today all tourists who want to cross the lake and visit San Giulio island can take advantage of an efficient public service of navigation, operating every day from April to September with a scheduled timetable,  ensures daily service throughout the lake, enforced on on Thursday, the market day in the city of Omegna. We are the only public line service operating on lake Orta Our current fleet includes 3 ships: "Ortensia", "Valentina" e "Azalea" The public service allows to cross the lake reaching Pettenasco, Orta San Giulio and San Giulio Island, and the western side of Pella.   Departures at 9,00 at 14,15 at 11,40 on Thursday  

3 Servizio Taxi boat

Servizio Taxi boat Se volete richiedere un preventivo, prenotare una barca per un matrimonio, per un compleanno, per un addio al celibato… o per un qualsiasi altro evento che vorreste organizzare sulle acque del Lago d’Orta: contattateci. Saremo lieti di fornirvi una consulenza gratuita per la scelta del servizio di navigazione più adatto. Il pontile della Consorzio ... è situato in lungolago Buozzi di fronte all’Ospedale COQ.  

4 Sup on the lake

Sup on the lake Asd Sup on the lake is born in the summer 2018, from the passion of 2 friends that want to experience the lake differently. We have all learned to appreciate the lake from its banks, with us you can learn to appreciate it directly from the center. To do all this we propose a new sport, the SUP. In this sport with a board similar to surf board, but much more stable, and a paddle as a means of propulsion, it is possible to travel to the center of the lake, savoring new glimpses. Sup on the lake is proposed as a school that, through its instructors Marco Rinolfi and Mattia Savoini, teaches the practice of SUP with single lessons, mini courses, organized excursions and much more. 

Check out the upcoming events

Omegna is not just a town by the lake Orta, but a lively place with many initiatives.

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