Legro, the painted village

Orta San Giulio
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How to get

By car: from the A26 exit at Borgomanero or Arona. Follow the signs for Gozzano. The village of Legro is just outside Orta near the railway station.
By train: Orta-Miasino railway station.


Since 1998 the little village of Legro has become an interesting tourist destination thanks to the splendid, colourful frescoes decorating the historic centre. The subjects of the murals painted on the walls of the village were inspired by the work of the local poet and writer Gianni Rodari, and by films made in the Lake Orta area.

A walk through the village streets brings to life in superb painted film frames scenes from famous movies set in the Lake Orta area: "Il balordo", "L'amante segreta", "Una spina nel cuore", "La voglia di vincere", "Il piatto piange" and "La stanza del Vescovo".

The murals were painted by established artists, both Italian and foreign, and students from local art schools.