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 The Shopping streets

The Shopping streets At Omegna you will find rich commercial offerings attendive to craft and organic products, to culinary delicacies, but also to fashion, gift, personal well - being and much more.

2 Mercato sul lungolago

Mercato sul lungolago Da decenni Omegna vanta un antico mercato, che si tiene regolarmente il giovedì, dislocato lungo le rive dello splendido e magico lago d’Orta dal centro città alla frazione di Bagnella. Tra i suoi banchi, oltre ad abiti, oggettistica e accessori, è possibile trovare produttori locali con primizie del territorio, formaggi, salumi, pesce fresco, frutta e verdura. Il mercato è raggiungibile in auto o col battello tramite la Navigazione lago d’Orta o il servizio chiamata taxi boat.

3 Shop Forum

Shop Forum THE SHOP Situated on a corner near the entrance, it offers a wide choice of children’s books by Gianni Rodari, to whom “Parco della Fantasia” is dedicated. Educational toys and handcrafted objects like the renowned “Pinocchio” of Valle Strona can all be bought inside the shop.

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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