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Catch up on Canonica

The civic building in Stresa exhibits about 20 sculptures from the Pietro Canonica collection... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
AlicetheBAD
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Brisbane
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Boat trip to two islands - isola bella and Pescatore

We booked a trip to the two islands via our hotel reception ( Regina Palace Hotel ) the prices for... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
John j
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Boats to the Island - Beware of the Chaos and Lack of Information”
14 Jul 2017
“Superb place not to miss on lake maggiore north italy”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank technofan
Reviewed 14 July 2017

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

Thank kashmira_v61
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Rocci W
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank AlicetheBAD
Reviewed 13 October 2016

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

1  Thank Marc M
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank John j
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

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

Thank 581nigelc
Reviewed 24 September 2015

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

5  Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 12 September 2015

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

1  Thank pjthants
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

But one or 2 days enough. Apart from islands and several old hotels there is not much to do. 2 days will be enough for those who want to explore Italy. Lots of restaurants but quite different from my previous travles in Italy, Verona, Bergamo...More

1  Thank Yubin P
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