There is a code of silence that surrounds Lake Orta in northern Italy. Visitors are reluctant to tell others about its beauty for fear of increasing the number of visitors. Indeed, it is astonishing how few people – even Italians – know about the place. – Edward Docx Orta San Giulio is a beautiful town in the Province of Novara in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 100 km northeast of Turin and about 40 km northwest of Novara. The island you see in the last picture named Isola San Giulio.