Fun facts and legends related to Lago d’Orta help make the real estate market in this area lively and interesting
Stories about dragons, saints and warriors, blending myth and legend, have the power to create a unique and magical setting. Buying houses for sale Lago d’Orta also means embracing the traditions and characteristics of a dream land, rich in unique lake landscapes.
The local real estate market has developed and become particularly interesting for those who want either to buy or sell a house, thanks to the story related to its Lake, nestled between Novara and Verbano-Cusio-Ossola provinces, which is rich in anecdotes and fun facts.
The Legend of San Giulio Island
The Lake, also known as Cusio (derived from the Piedmontese Cusius) hosts an islet in the middle, the famous San Giulio Island. Its name was probably derived from the man who founded the monastery, which occupies quite the whole land on it.
The legend has it that, during the time when the emperor Theodosius reigned, San Giulio, who was on a mission with the aim of spreading Christianity among the pagans, landed on the shores of this Lake. Although the inhabitants warned him that the island was occupied by terrifying reptiles and a dragon, Giulio, driven by his faith, reached the island with his mantel, defeated the dragon and decided to found a monastery there.
Even today, the prestigious Villas for sale Lago d’Orta and Orta San Giulio benefit from the irresistible charm of the impressive cloister and the elegance of the Romanesque basilica, where its founder rests.