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The Borromean Islands are a group of three small islands on Lago Maggiore. When we purchased our tickets we were advised of the schedule and where to wait. The service was efficient and it was up to you how long you wanted to spend on...More
I hope that by sharing our recent experience I will spare other people a lot of frustration.
I will start by saying that I agree with one of the reviewers who pointed out that the boats that carry passengers from Stresa to the 3 islands...More
Stresa is one of the most beautiful point on Lake Maggiore, if you love the scenery of lake/ocean. Parking is very convenient,of course its charged. Its a 15 minute walk from the station. the old streets are full of souveniour stores with good prices. There...More
Stresa is one of the most beautiful point if you love the scenery of lake/ocean. Parking is very convenient, the old streets are full of surprised stores with good prices. There are various of restaurants and hotels to stay inside. It would be windy so...More
The civic building in Stresa exhibits about 20 sculptures from the Pietro Canonica collection.
This famous Italian artist and composer has a museum at the Villa Borghesse - these 20 or so sculptures are on permanent loan to Stresa. You can check them out and...More
We spent almost 3 weeks away with guides along the way. When we met Daniela in Stresa I liked her from the start. Daniela is such a great tour guide, giving us options and suggestions of where to go and what to see both while...More
We booked a trip to the two islands via our hotel reception ( Regina Palace Hotel ) the prices for two people was euros 24 - cash only.
The boat visits Pesecatore first - probably the best stop for lunch, with multiple options to eat...More
This was a full day trip organised through our tour operator though I think it can be booked locally in Stresa. This trip went via the Simpion Pass to Zermatt via coach and then the Matterhorn railway. Took about 3 hours with a photo/coffee/comfort stop....More
There are a few companies wanting to ferry you to the three islands around Stresa: Isola Bella, Isola Pescatore and Isola Madre. All cost about the same (E15) and offer the same service etc. It is what it is, a reasonable way to get to...More
A visit to Lake Orta is also a must do – it is gorgeous. If you have a car, no problem, but beware the organised tours and public bus services.
One of the tour companies told us that the public bus did not run in...More