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Stresa Travel Guide: 158 reviews and 364 photos

There is something old-style in holidays by a lake. It reminds of novels by Edth Wharton and Henry James. It is especially true in this town, with its palatial hotels from the late 19th century or the early 20th.

On the banks of the Lago Maggiore, Stresa is the most popular location.

If you decide to visit, you will be captured by its magic.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beauty all around
  • Cons:It is more a place for holidays than a town for real life
  • In a nutshell:Definitely a must see
  • Last visit to Stresa: May 2009
  • Intro Updated Jul 31, 2011
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  • riorich55's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Loved our 3 night stay here in early May. Just completed my homepage now on to the tips.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2010 at 8:38 AM

    What a lovely area! Interesting how the railway spurred development of Stresa in the 19th century. So far I have only seen Lago Maggiore from the train window, on my way to and from Milan. There is also a Villa Pallavicino in Busseto, by the way.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Lovely Stresa travel page with some great photographs. Borromeo Islands certainly sound wonderful and interesting to visit and explore. Villa Pallavicino certainly looks amazing. Thanks for sharing those pages. ~ho & pang

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2009 at 4:07 AM

    ah - what a beautiful place

  • i-bella's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    I had forgotten La Cambusa! Great place, but not when I am dieting.

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Nice page, brought memories of our 2 day stay at the Bristol Hotel in 2005. It rained for 2 days , but we still visited the isle and beautiful palace.


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