The island Isola San Giulio is located near Lake Orta, in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy and stands out for its natural beauties and picturesque locations. So much, that at first sight the visitor thinks he is in a fairytale wonderland! The Isola San Giulio is a small area, just 275 meters long and 140 meters wide, while hiding behind a very interesting story. The legend says that Saint Giulio was founded in the 4th century A.D the 100th church on the west side of the beautiful village of Orta San Giulio.
According to the legend, the appearance of the Saint in the island is due to a huge snake, which terrorized the villagers, making consecutive attacks. The Saint came here in order to save the inhabitants, ultimately knocking out the mythical creature from the island. After the death of the saint, the Isola San Giulio was more closely associated with the Christian religion and a small chapel was built in memory of the island in the 5th century, followed by the creation of a larger church in the 6th century.
Picturesque alleys of the village and romantic boating in the calm waters of the lake make unique images, all plucked from the fairy tales of our childhood years. Definitely somewhere you will meet a fairy with her wand in order to make all hidden your wishes come true, or Alice to offer you an exciting tour of this magical wonderland!
By Nicole P.