Stresa holidays Things to see & do in Stresa, Lake Maggiore

Stresa sits within the Italian section of Lake Maggiore on the shores of the Borromean Gulf looking on to Isola Bella and the pretty resort of Baveno.

It is hard to believe Stresa was once a tiny fishing hamlet hugging a thin stretch of land given it's status today as a world famous and a very lively cosmopolitan resort especially during the summer where tourists come from around the world.

During the summer, the promenade is lined with gorgeous open air cafes, bars and restaurants where you can relax and pople watch. Or, you can stroll through the beautiful gardens of Villa Pallavicino and Villa Taranto - so are so many places to visit...!

Key facts...
Restaurants 30+
Oudoor public pool
Car recommended
Ferry terminal
Nearest airport Milan Malpensa (60km)
Nearest train station Stresa

Featured villas in Stresa

Renting a villa or apartment in Stresa provides some breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Our holiday rentals are conveniently located to all the local amenities and have easy access to the ferry terminal.

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Things to see and do in Stresa

Key facts...
Explore Villa Taranto and Villa Pallavicino with their manicured gardens
Take the funicular up to Mont Mottarone at 1385m
Take a short boat trip to Isola Bella and see the ornate palace and gardens
For a day trip, head to Cervinia and see the mighty Matterhorn
villas to rent in Stresa, lakes & mountains holidays

Our view on Stresa

Stresa is a great base for exploring Lake Maggiore - well connected by ferry, superb views and an ideal resort for your Italian lakes & mountains holiday.