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Stresa Attractions


From grand villas and palaces to idyllic gardens and unique islands, there are a wealth of attractions to visit in and around Stresa. For each attraction there is practical information including up to date opening times and entrance fees. There is also a quick guide using the symbols to the right. Follow the links below to plan what you will see when you are in Stresa! Gardens Gardens

Isola Bella

Isola Bella is the most well known of the Borromean Islands. Lying offshore from Stresa it is just a 10 minute boat ride away. Visit the opulent palace and monumental gardens Accessible by public transport Accessible by public transport
Villa Taranto Gardens Villa Taranto Gardens are a magnificent collection of plants and flowers from all over the world in an English style garden. Cafe or restaurant Cafe or restaurant
Isola Madre Isola Madre is home to a traditional Italian Villa decorated with frescoes and ornate furniture and the rambling gardens are a welcome retreat in the summer. Cablecar or chairlift Cablecar or chairlift

Isola Pescatori

Isola Pescatori is a quaint fishing village located on an Island just 10 minutes boat ride from Stresa. An ideal place to visit for a leisurely lunch or after hours for a secluded dinner. Church of interest Church of interest

Umbrella Museum

The Umbrella Museum near Stresa, in Gignese is a wonderful collection of parasols and umbrellas as well as a history of the many families from the Gignese area who made them. Entrance fee Entrance fee

Stresa - Villa Pallavicino

Villa Pallavicino is a 19th century villa surrounded by landscaped parkland containing beautiful plants, flowers and trees and a small zoo. Villa Pallavicino is just a 10 minute stroll along the lakefront from Stresa. Palace or villa Palace or villa
Stresa to Mottarone Cable Car Stresa - Mottarone Cable Car takes you on a 20 minutes panoramic ride to Mount Mottarone. You can visit the Alpine Gardens at the mid-way stop and if you climb to the summit you can will have full 360 views over 7 lakes and the Alps. Town or village of interest Town or village of interest

Alpyland is an alpine coaster/bob ride right at the summit of Mottarone. Enjoy the thrill of the 750m track with panoramic views over Lake Maggiore. Walking possibilities Walking possible

Sacro Monte Orta

Orta Sacro Monte (Sacred Mount) is one of nine in Piedmont and Lombardy and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its 20 chapels depict the life of St. Francis. Website Website
The Transport Museum in Ranco is an amazing collection of transport and transport related objects from horse drawn carriages to a real underground station. A must for all transport enthusiasts and great for children! Wheelchair access Wheelchair access
The Rocca Borromeo in Angera is a fine medieval building with stunning views from its tower and an exceptional collection of dolls, toys and games in the Doll Museum.  
Santa Caterina del Sasso is a hermitage clinging to the rocks above Lake Maggiore and is a unique place to visit.

Laveno Bucket Lift

The Laveno Bucket Lift is an alternative way to see Lake Maggiore. As you ascend the slopes of Mount Sasso del Ferro there are panoramic views of Lake Maggiore and the Alps.

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