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Description of itinerary:  Orta - Omegna


This itinerary is part of the route called “Anello Azzurro” (the Light Blue Ring, a walking route around Orta Lake) , inside the project “Girolago”.
The route is marked with stakes and signs. More information  can  be  found on www.girolago.it or www.lagodorta.net


From the railway station of Orta-Miasino turn onto the road, via Vecchia Stazione and continue to the left towards Miasino: after the crossroads, turn right following the signs to “Passeggiata”  (Walk)  along  via  Vecchia   Miasino.  The road goes up quickly and after some bends becomes a path that, with some uphills and downhills, will bring you shortly to join the tarmaced road that goes up to Miasino.
At the end of the path, near to the gate of a house, turn left and you get to Villa Nigra turning left into via Solaroli. Walk around the outside wall of the house and turn left again into via Borsattino passing under  an  arch.

Villa Nigra

From the railway station of Orta-Miasino turn onto the road, via Vecchia Stazione and continue to the left towards Miasino: after the crossroads, turn right following the signs to “Passeggiata”  (Walk)  along  via  Vecchia   Miasino.  The road goes up quickly and after some bends becomes a path that, with some uphills and downhills, will bring you shortly to join the tarmaced road that goes up to Miasino.
At the end of the path, near to the gate of a house, turn left and you get to Villa Nigra turning left into via Solaroli. Walk around the outside wall of the house and turn left again into via Borsattino passing under  an  arch.
Go straight on, firstly along the road  and  then  downhill  along  the   dirt   track   until you  get  to  a  flight  of  steps  on  the  right  which  goes  down  into   the   wood.
Go down the flight of steps and go up near to the Circolo of Carcegna in via Scuola.
Go past the parish Church of St. Pietro and along Via Roma following the uphill road which leads to the last houses of Carcegna.
Go past Cascina Vergiate on the right and then downhill along a track of hairpin bends quickly reaching the Novara-Domodossola railway line.
Walking  along the railway line, you  get to the picnic area “Paganetto” of Pettenasco. Turn left and go over the bridge: in the prox- imity of the railway viaduct turn right uphill along the steep Via Prea Grossa: after a section of cobbles, the road becomes tarmac again carrying on steeply upwards .
Go on until you come out in the proximity of the oratory of the Madonna della Neve, Pratolungo. Now turn left following Via dei Castagni , at the junction turn left and immediately right, after the Osteria of the Madonna della Neve. Go uphill along Via Regione Barro in the direction of Monte Crabbia: at the junction keep to the left and go past the aqueduct basin. Go on in to the wood going downhill then on the left towards the small village of Crabbia in Via ai Monti: turn right in to Via per Omegna and walk along the track and subsequently into the wood. The path runs parallel above the Novara-Domodossola railway line on the left you can admire the view of Orta lake. Pass numerous brooks and follow the signs of the Anello Azzurro into the wood until, after a short slope, you get to the village of Borca and the Church of San Gottardo. Keep left, go under an arch and go along Via Borca to the junction. Here, cross the street and walk slightly uphill over the viaduct and go on until you see the railway station of Omegna on the left. Carry on straight to the end of Via Pacinotti near the level crossing: turn right and go on until you get to the bar on the left.

Omegna, Lago d'Orta
Omegna

Turn left into Vicolo Isonzo to get to your arrival point, the Forum di Omegna. Your re-entry to the starting point of Legro, can be made by train from Omegna to Orta on the Novara-Domodossola line, or during the summer season by boat with Orta Lake navigation


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