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 Weekly market

Weekly market  Thursday market in Omegna - Gramsci lakefront   Omegna's been boasting an old market for decades, it takes place on thursdays along the shores of the amazing and  magic Lake Orta, from the Town Centre to Bagnella district. Between its desks, in addition to the ones with clothes, items and accessories, it is possible to find local producers with first fruits, cheese, cold cuts, fresh fish, fruit and vegetable. You can reach the market by car, by the boat public service ( April/September) or by the taxi boat call service. Friday market in Crusinallo - Vittorio Veneto square   On Fridays it's time for the weekly market in Crusinallo, in the traditional location of Vittorio Veneto Square, just few steps from the parking place in   Caduti di tutte le Guerre Square. From 7,30 a.m. to 1,30 p.m.
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2 Mercato di Crusinallo

Mercato di Crusinallo Crusinallo mercato del venerdì - Piazza Vittorio Veneto Il Venerdì invece è tempo del mercato settimanale di Crusinallo nel tradizionale spazio di Piazza Vittorio Veneto, a due passi dal parcheggio di Piazza del Caduti di tutte le Guerre. Dalle 7.30 alle 12.30, l’appuntamento settimanale con molti banchi pronti a soddisfare le richieste dei tanti residenti del principale quartiere di Omegna: ortofrutta, un banco di salumi e formaggi, uno di dolciumi, uno di riso e derivati, uno per la vendita del pane, ma anche un banco per la maglieria, uno per la vendita di scarpe, uno dedicato all’abbigliamento sportivo, un altro che propone orologi e accessori per telefoni cellulari. Da sottolineare, inoltre, la partecipazione di due aziende agricole, rispettivamente attive nella produzione di miele e in quella di frutta e ortaggi.
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Omegna is not just a town by the lake Orta, but a lively place with many initiatives.


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