Discover Stresa and the Borromean Islands

Enchanting landscapes and a history of hospitality: the Pearl of Lake Maggiore will make you fall in love!

Choose a tailor-made vacation

Stresa offers to everyone the chance to experience their ideal vacation: walking trails or for mountain biking, beaches and gardens where you can relax, parks and activities for children, golf courses, summer and winter sports and a vast selection of food, wine and accommodation. Whether it’s family-size, romantic, active or total relaxation, in Stresa you can create a tailor-made experience for you!

Stresa, its Islands… and much more!

If it is true that a weekend is enough to visit the Borromean Islands and take a walk along the lake, Stresa and its surroundings have much more to offer! the romantic Lake Orta, the panorama from Mottarone, the famous Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto, the magical atmosphere of the monastery of Santa Caterina, the Vigezzina – Centovalli Railway with the spectacle of the foliage are just a few ideas for a holiday to discover a land full of plenty of surprises.

In Stresa hospitality is at home

Stresa has always been a destination for international tourism thanks to the scenic beauty, the links that make it easy to reach – the A26 highway, the Sempione railway and Milan Malpensa airport – and its historical hotels. Today, in addition to hotels of every categories, there are apartments and villas able to satisfy every type of request, to let you find your home away from home.

Stresa, naturally beautiful

Stresa stands in a privileged location: in the center of Lake Maggiore, facing the Borromean Islands and on the slopes of Mottarone, nearby the peaks of the Alps. Surrounded by woods, mirroring itself in the blue of the waters and coloring itself with the infinite shades of the many gardens, between hydrangeas and camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons. A paradise for nature’s lovers and picturesque landscapes!

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Lakefront

Trails

Isola Dei Pescatori

Isola Bella

Restaurants

Pallavicino Park

Isola Madre

Mottarone

Beaches

Villa Taranto

Mergozzo Lakes

Vigezzina – Centovalli Railway

Stresa, where holidays come true. All year round!

Falling in love with Stresa is easy! In every season Stresa knows how to conquer, with a renewed allure: the spring blooms with the first picnics in the sun, the beaches, water sports and mountain walks in summer, the foliage and the mushroom and chestnut gathering in autumn and finally winter sports on the Mottarone and the bright days during the colder months.

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Ristorante Battipalo

Viale Vittorio Veneto, 2. 28040 Lesa
Fine dining contemporary Italian cuisine and a splendid lakeside location, 15 minutes from Stresa.

Average price (wines excluded): 50-60 Euro.

+ 39 323 28112
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Caffé Torino

Piazza Luigi Cadorna, 23. 28838 Stresa
Bistro with kitchen open all day long, typical Italian dishes and snacks. The local cuisine is excellent, such as risotto with ossobuco and golden perch. Excellent value for money.

Average price (wines excluded): 20-25 Euro.

+ 39 323 30652 Visit the website

L’idrovolante Café

Piazzale Lido, 6. 28838 Stresa
Café and restaurant with a splendid terrace overlooking the Borromean Islands. Simple cuisine made with quality raw materials. For those who love meat, there are T-bone steaks and ribs served on soapstone. Also perfect for an “aperitivo”.

+ 39 323 934475
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La Rampolina

Via Someraro, 13. 28838 Campino
A magnificent location with spectacular views of the Borromean Gulf about 20 minutes by car from Stresa. Menu inspired by Piedmontese cuisine and its Slow Food presidium.

Average price (wines excluded): 35-40 Euro.

+ 39 323 923415
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Al Sciücc di Stropino

Via per Calogna, 105. 28833 Stropino
Sciucc in dialect it means the piece of wood that burns in the fire. Very few seats indoors, to which, during the summer, it’s added a large outdoor area with bowling alley. A tavern like the past one with unbeatable prices.

Average price (wines excluded): 20 Euro.
+ 39 323 28112 Visit the website

Loving Stresa 1

Via de Amicis, 12
28838 – Stresa (VB)
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Loving Stresa 2

Via Giacomo Filippo Bolongaro, 31
28838 – Stresa (VB)
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Loving Stresa 3

Via San Martino e Solferino, 4
28838 – Stresa (VB)
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Loving Stresa 1

Via de Amicis, 12
28838 – Stresa (VB)

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Loving Stresa 2

Via Giacomo Filippo Bolongaro, 31
28838 – Stresa (VB)

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Loving Stresa 3

Via San Martino e Solferino, 4
28838 – Stresa,Italy

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