The previous evening on our arrival in Piemonte, via the Sempione, we had decided today would be a slow day of slow food, slow wine and slow walking around the little town of Orta san Giulia with its narrow alleys and streets and its gloriously open main square. Decisions about where to eat and sit and watch the world go by could be taken later. Before taking the ferry we needed to check that Pella was still the same as we left it last year. Pella is the forgotten gem of Lago d’Orta with it sweeping promenade, manicured trees and flowers it is deserving of more visitors but I guess part of its charm is the relative quietness.
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