"From the Villa on Isola Madre" Stresa Things to Do Tip by ChrsStrl

Stresa Things to Do: 97 reviews and 145 photos

  The blue water lily
by ChrsStrl

After the house descend into the Chapel Square where the lily pond boasted "white, pink, red & yellow water lilies" but had not counted the exquisite blue one we found there. We were lucky to find the 'Simosa Sensitiva' and the coffee plant that grew next to it.

You walk along the Palm Boulevard and it is almost easy to miss this 125 year-old tree from this level because the eye is stunned by the colour of the flowers. They say on their leaflet that it produces 3,000 edible coconuts a year - if these fall that means over 8 a day come down from it!

Just after the exit you will find a small cafe\ restaurant where coffee on the terrace provides a welcome restorative.

The joy about getting the early boat is that you will have had the place almost to yourselves. The numbers flowing off the boat as you wait to do the next leg of the journey confirm that in our belief.

Address: Isola Madre

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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