Stresa, Italy

Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 inhabitants on the shores of the Lago (Lake) Maggiore in the region of Piedmont, northern Italy. The region boasts beautiful countryside, and a mild climate. The nearby Borromean Islands are an unmissable destination.

From Stresa it is easy to reach the three Borromean Islands, which are steeped in artistic, historical and botanical appeal. On the islands of Bella and Madre there are sumptuous palaces and rare plant gardens where peacocks, parrots and pheasants roam wild against an exotic backdrop reminiscent of faraway lands. In contrast, the Isola dei Pescatori is famous for the charming simplicity of its old fishing village, which is considered one of the most picturesque spots on Lake Maggiore.

Things to See & Do

* Borromean islands
* Views from Mount Mottarone
* Alpinia Botanical Gardens
* Boat trip on Lake Maggiore

Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 33 km²
Population – 5,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 39

Travel Links – Stresa is accessible by train and bus from Milan. Milan has three airports, the closest being Milan Malpensa. There are 21 trains a day from the two stations in Milan which stop at Stresa.

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