Lakes - Jo-in Tour Operator


The atmosphere that reigns around Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta and the villages perched on the mountains that surround them is difficult to reproduce elsewhere. By allowing you to savor the romanticism that embellishes the shores of these lakes, we will let you know the most curious realities and the less known foreshortenings, the gastronomy of a singular territory that combines mountain flavors with the quality of freshwater catch.

Typical food and specialities:

  • Grilled lake fish, in foil, fried, stewed and baked .. also excellent with rice and plum filling!
  • Paniscia, a tasty and nutritious dish with rice seasoned with bacon, onion, salame della duja and cooked in a broth prepared, according to the season, with beans, carrots, celery, leeks, cabbage and tomatoes. The name “paniscia” derives from the fact that panìco was used instead of rice, a cereal of low quality similar to millet.
  • Intrinsine of Verbania, butter biscuits sprinkled with almonds and hazelnuts

Laghi to drink
Red wines like Ghemme Docg and Nebbiolo from the Novara hills; while on the shores of the lake it is possible to delight one’s palate with the wines of Angera, which are called “Ronchi Varesini”, both white, red and rosé products.



“A ride of the unknown, but magnificent Val d’Ossola”


“Lakes… maybe it would be better to trust to the others’ tips 😉”


“Lake Orta with a light fog can transport you to another era, made of silences, romantic walks and maybe some dragon. Let’s go!!”


“Orta is a little jewel: take half a day to visit the town and then on the Island of San Giulio where time seems to have stopped and the view on the shores of the lake is wonderful”