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Stresa is a picturesque resort on the shores of Italy's Lake Maggiore. Known for its spectacular scenery, the region is popular with outdoorsy types looking to take advantage of the lush, mountain landscapes and lake. Stresa holidays are ideal for romantic couples' getaways and action-packed family holidays.
Stresa's charming town centre is an enjoyable place to stroll through on sunny days, with plenty of rustic places to eat and shop. The open-air markets are fantastic, held weekly in summer, they offer local produce including cheeses and cured meats. Holidays in Stresa are also popular for the annual jazz festival in July.
The scenic countryside is the ideal setting for sports and adventure, with the Mottarone Cable Car a must-do. The cable car is a 20 minute ride to the top of Mount Mottarone, with a stop-off point at Alpino for those wanting to explore the stunning Alpine Gardens. On the trip, you can enjoy unforgettable views out to the Alps and across Italy's famous lakes.
It's not surprising that the scenery attracts adrenaline junkies, as the conditions are perfect for many outdoor activities. Stresa is a fantastic base for mountain biking, hiking and mountain climbing. There are four excellent golf courses within easy reach of the town, enjoy beautiful settings and panoramic views of the lake.
Lake Maggiore Express...
Popular with visitors on holiday with children is the Lake Maggiore Express, a day trip by train and ferry that takes you through the valleys, mountains, woodland parks and lakeside towns of Lake Maggiore.
There are plenty of things to do on the lake itself, with facilities and centres providing parasailing, windsurfing, water skiing and kite surfing among others. The lake is also popular for sailing and leisurely cruises.
If you like the sound of Stresa...
Bel Sit, Meina
The Hotel Bel Sit is located just a few kilometres from Stresa and Arona on the Piedmont side of the shores of Lake Maggiore. Boasting a splendid terrace on the lake and a private beach with docking for boats, this sophisticated 4 Star property is an... See More InfoSee More Info
Della Torre, Stresa
The 3-star Della Torre Hotel is located at Stresa, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, in the region of Piedmont, northern Italy and only 150m from the Borromeo Gulf and within easy promenade reach of the old town quarter. There are 60 charming rooms... See More InfoSee More Info
Lido La Perla Nera Hotel, Stresa
The 3-star Hotel Lido La Perla Nera is situated at Stresa, on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the region of Piedmont, northern Italy and is a tranquil family-run retreat. Offering an affordable stay, the Lido La Perla Nera Hotel provides homely... See More InfoSee More Info
Meeting Hotel, Stresa
The Meeting Hotel is conveniently situated in the centre of Stresa, a popular resort town on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the region of Piedmont, northern Italy. The Meeting Hotel welcomes visitors on business or a pleasure trip and offers only 29... See More InfoSee More Info
PrimaveraÂ Hotel, Stresa
The popular resort town of Stresa on the shore of Lake Maggiore is home to the Primavera Hotel, conveniently located in the town centre which attracts visitors to this Piedmont region of northern Italy. The Primavera Hotel has 34 comfortable en suite... See More InfoSee More Info
Residence Iles Borromees, Stresa
The Residence Iles Borromees is situated within the stunning complex of the 5-star Grand Hotel Iles Borromees. This separate building is made up of stylish and contemporary studios and apartments for guests who are looking for a more private and... See More InfoSee More Info
Villa Paradiso, Meina
Villa Paradiso is a beautiful 4-star, 18th century style Villa, with glorious views onto Lake Maggiore and is surrounded by wonderful lush green plantings. Situated on the Piedmontese side of the Lake Maggiore, Stresa and Arona are only a few... See More InfoSee More Info