Hortus Conclusus, enclosed garden. This is the origin of the Name of this small eden, the most beautiful village in Italy, which is protected from the the water of Lake Orta. Its center is completely a pedestrian area and its tiny lanes show signs of Baroque and Rococo. While walking you can reach Piazza Motta with its Palazzo della Comunità or going through the main street toward the Sacro Monte, which is UNESCO-heritage. In this area there are numerous restaurants where you can taste every kind delicacy, from the rustic cuisine of the trattoria to the refined cuisine of Il Cucchiaio di Legno and Villa Crespi, which is the location of the Michelin-starred restaurant of chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo. A few hundred meters from the village there is San Giulio Island, where are located the basilica and Mater Ecclesiae Abbey, a cloister convent. In Orta San Giulio you can enjoy even the energy of summer or the romantic feeling of winter proving that the beauty of this place has no age nor season.