Stresa, known all over the world as the ‘jewel of the Borromean Gulf’, is an exclusive tourist destination for people from Italy and abroad. A stunningly beautiful natural environment, art, music and culture mix together in a unique combination that, year after year, attracts tourists of all ages and from all over the world.
A natural balcony over the Borromean Gulf, Stresa overlooks the three lovely islands, Isola Bella with its Baroque mansion and garden, Isola Madre with its park and Isola Superiore.
Mount Mottarone towers above Stresa. During the winter, its runs are great for the lovers of winter sports whereas in the spring and summer the spectacular Alpinia Garden is in bloom, offering visitors amazing colours and fragrances.
Children have a great time in Stresa too - how can you miss out on a visit to Villa Pallavicino, which has lots of unusual and rare animal species in its zoo?
Gardens, parks and villas come with music and entertainment in Stresa. It is impossible not to mention the Musical Weeks of Stresa and Lake Maggiore, a classical music festival that, from May to September, gives this little town an international dimension.
There are plenty of opportunities to practice sports, as there are lots of places to go trekking, climbing, bouldering, golfing, sailing, skiing and snowboarding. It is impossible not to enjoy yourself here!