San Giulio Island, Lake Orta, Piemonte, Italy.

22San Giulio Island (Novara), Lake Orta, Piemonte, ItalyIsola San Giulio or San Giulio Island  is an island within Lake Orta in Piedmont, northwestern Italy. The island is 275 metres  long (north/south), and is 140 metres  wide (east/west). The most famous building on the island is the Basilica di San Giulio close to which is the monumental old seminary (1840s). Since 1976 it has been transformed into a Benedictine monastery. The little island, just west of the lakeshore village of Orta San Giulio, has very picturesque buildings, and takes its name from a local patron saint (Julius of Novara), who lived in the second half of the 4th century.

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