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Vintage Watercolour Lake Orta Italy Isola San Giulio

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Vintage Watercolour Lake Orta Italy Isola San Giulio

A most charming, well painted picture of this beautiful little island. Some eight years ago I was invited to a friendís wedding on the lake, one of the most memorable long weekends, steeped in tradition and not too many tourists. Lake Orta is a Lake in northern Italy, west of Lake Maggiore. It has been so named since the 16th century, but was previously called the Lago di San Giulioafter Saint Julius (4th Century), the Patron of the region; Cusio is a merely poetical name. Its southern end is about 35 kilometres (22 miles) by rail NW of Novara on the main Turin-Milan line, while its north end is about 6 kilometres (4 miles) by rail south of the Gravellona-Toce railway station, half-way between Ornavasso and Omegna. Its scenery is characteristically Italian, while the San Giulio island has some very picturesque buildings, and takes its name from the local saint, Julius of Novara, who lived in the 4th century. Located around the lake are Orta San Giulio, built on a peninsula projecting from the east shore of the lake, Omegna at its northern extremity, Pattenasco to the east, and Pella to the west. It is supposed that the lake is the remnant of a much larger sheet of water by which originally the waters of the Toce flowed south towards Novara. As the glaciers retreated the waters flowing from them sank, and were gradually diverted into Lake Maggiore. A lasting memory for the lovers of this most picturesque part of Italy. In a giltwood frame with an ivory lined mount. Size: 15cm by 25cm Excluding the frame.

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