Local Flavours of Lake Orta Region

Lake Orta is located in Northern Italy, near Lake Maggiore, in Piedmont region. Known for being a very stylish, refined and cosmopolitan area, Lake Orta region is famous for its elegant urban architecture and wonderful landscapes. It is definitely a great place to visit all year long. This Italian area offers a rich variety of different landscapes, a very long tradition cuisine and genuine products.
For this reason, thousands of tourists are attracted every year by the Italian dream and plan their holidays in Tuscany to visit one of the most fascinating areas of Italy. Here you can find many natural and cultural itineraries, Medieval villages, ancient towns, wonderful churches and cathedrals, but also a great food culture.
Among all the special products you can find in this area of the region, local asparagus is highly suggested. It has a very intense aroma and grows in the surrounding hills. It is considered a real treasure for local cuisine and a precious product for local economy as well.
Local inhabitants and chefs working in Tuscan restaurants cook local asparagus in a variety of different ways. Among all the cities and towns worth visiting, the most suggested are Orta San Giulio, San Giulio Island, Pettenasco and Omegna. In this area, finding local truffles is quite easy. The intense scent of the truffle makes it one of the most precious products of the Italian vegetable kingdom.
Also, you can’t miss the famous nougat that has very ancient origins. Piedmont’s nougat is different from the other popular nougat from Cremona, because it contains hazelnuts instead of almonds.
Cheese is another real jewel of local cuisine. One of the most famous cheeses is Murazzano, a fresh and rich cheese. It is soft and milky-white with a delicate aromatic taste similar to sheep’s milk. Robiola di Roccaverano is another famous fresh cheese with a delicate taste. These cheeses are extremely rich and good with local red wines. Among all the most famous wines of the area, Barolo and Barbaresco are suggested as they are excellent with strong flavours of Lake Orta region’s traditional cuisine.
You can move around in the area and sample all the local flavours there. It is suggested that you hire a car to take you around as it gives you freedom to explore the place to the core. Car Rental Italy provides cars on hire at economical prices and has special packages on offer especially for the tourists visiting Italy. They have on offer a wide variety of cars to cater to your individual needs from 2 door economy cars to 9 seat Minivans, automatic transmission cars and much more, to give you a hassle free commuting experience during your holiday in Italy.

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