What you can do from 1 to 8 May on lake Orta

MARKETS: In town centre of Omegna: weekly market on Thursday, 1st and Antiques market on Saturday, 3rd May

PHOTO EXHIBITION in Orta San Giulio At Antico Borgo Gallery: Un’insolita Orta. By Zbigniew Danilowicz until Sunday,4th

A PARAGLIDING DAY ON MOTTARONE : A Free Day for Paragliding, organized by NorthWestParagliding on Sunday, 4th May on Mottarone Mount. Participation free of charge. A multimedia presentation of this sport practice and easy tests ashore. In case of bad weather it will take place at Palazzetto del Ghiaccio (Ice Palace) in Colazza, Vergante Hills.
During the day prize extraction of a tandem flight! Info and enrolling: www.northwestparagliding.it

WALKING  THROUGH  “CASTELLI CUSIANI” with Girolago on Sunday, 4th May

Castelli Cusiani was between 1927 and 1945, the name of a three town ancient community (San Maurizio d’Opaglio, Pella, Pogno and other territories).
A very easy walk is organised to discover ancient and still well conserved naturalistic areas, where also lot of industries have been grown.  It is possible to join the walking group even only for the morning tour (from San Maurizio d’Opaglio to Lagna with pocket lunch)

Meeting point at 9 h. at San Maurizio d’Opaglio at the “Teatro degli Scalpellini”. Big free parking area.
The tour will start at 9.30

In the morning visit of Villa Bettoja in Opagliolo, Oratorio della Fontana di San Giulio, Alpiolo, Sazza, Pascolo, Lagna.

Pocket lunch break at La Finestra sul Lago

In the afternoon visit of Pella San Filiberto Alzo Famiglia Alzese San Maurizio d`Opaglio Museo del Rubinetto

Arrival at San Maurizio d’Opaglio for 17 h.

Walking shoes are required.
Price € 10,00 (8,00 with “Amico dell’ecomuseo” card. You can subscribe at the meeting point)

Info and enrollment (required) at Ecomuseo: tel. 0323.89622 – ecomuseo@lagodorta.net

In case of bad weather the walking tour won’t take place.

What to do and where this week from April 25th and May 1st 2014

20130425_12012426/04 Casale Corte Cerro (Via Superiore Vicolo della Latteria) at  9.00: Opening of the new “Local Dairy Museum”
26/04 – 27/04  Strona Valley  Valstrona Sporting Centre : 3rd Handcraft local market (Handcraft products, trekking, visits, breaks and picnics)
26/04 Omegna Port at 19 : Fish Aperitif on the boat
1/05 Omegna lake shore from 8 to 14: town market
1/05 Ornavasso “La vita tra Leponti e Walser” from 9.30: typical food & drink with traditional specialities such as rye “black” bread, citrus fruits from Cannero Riviera, Ossola wine and cheese, honey, coffee…. ancient jobs such as gold and stone work, wood carving, milk and cereal processing, baskets and arms manufacturing  info: www.festaprimomaggio.it

 

Aperitif on the lake saturday april 26th

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ImmagineThe public boat service  is waiting for you at the port of Omegna  on Saturday April 26th at 19.00 to serve you a fisher aperitif offered by Hotel Croce Bianca and Pomodoro and served by the students of the Hotel Highschool Maggia of Stresa.
At 20.00 a convention with CNR Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi di Verbania, Sezione Provinciale Pescatori del VCO, Associazione Ecomuseo del Lago D’Orta e I.I.S.Maggia di Stresa to talk about the project «IttiOrta recuperare e valorizzare il Lago d’Orta»:  how to retrieve and improve lake Orta and its  patrimony.

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Saint George and the dragon

The majority of Dragon legends seem to have originated in Great Britain where several species of dragons were said to dwell.
Saint George grew up in Cappadocia (Eastern Turkey today) and became a soldier of the Roman Army. When traveling in Silene, Libya he found a princess bound to a stake as sacrifice to a dragon. Farmers in the area had been trying to appease the dragon by feeding it sheep but they had run out of sheep. The King of Silene had decreed to sacrifice one child a day to appease the beast. The morning Saint George arrived, was the morning the king was forced to sacrifice his own daughter, Princess Sabra.

dragoisolaLake Orta is strictly linked to dragons legends: the Island of St. Giulio was dominated by a big dragon that destroyed everything. When St. Giulio, that had the power to command over the waves, the storms, the wild animals and the human beings, arrived near the lake , waving his hand he chased away the dangerous menacing animal.
He reached the Island journeying over the water on his cloack guided by his staff.
The dragon disappeared and St. Giulio, tired and near to his death, thought that the island was the right place to build his hundredth and last church dedicated to the Holy Apostles.

(Ph. Città di luce.net)
some more infos about dragons and lake Orta mysteries click here)

 

Aperitif on the lake saturday april 26th

ImmagineThe public boat service  is waiting for you at the port of Omegna  on Saturday April 26th at 19.00 to serve you a fisher aperitif offered by Hotel Croce Bianca and Pomodoro and served by the students of the Hotel Highschool Maggia of Stresa.
At 20.00 a convention with CNR Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi di Verbania, Sezione Provinciale Pescatori del VCO, Associazione Ecomuseo del Lago D’Orta e I.I.S.Maggia di Stresa to talk about the project «IttiOrta recuperare e valorizzare il Lago d’Orta»:  how to retrieve and improve lake Orta and its  patrimony.