Attractive and fashionable health and tourist resort, and centre of leading sporting events and galas. Delighful promenades and walks among fine and luxurious villas, surrounded with gardens brilliant with magnificent flowers.

Stresa, "The Congress Town", is famous for its imposing and modernly equipped Congress' Building.

Stresa is less than one our drive from Milan and Malpensa International Airport. Highway A26 and the National roads S.S. 33 of the Simplon Pass and S.S. 34 through Verbania permit easy connection with Northern Europe through Switzerland and the rest of the Italian highway sistem. The railway station on the Simplon line from Milan to Domodossola also gives the possibility of train connections with most European cities.

Stresa is in the ideal position as a starting site for many excursions in the surroundings. Some of them may be reserved directly at the reception desk. Here is a list of places of interest to visit and excursions not to be missed:

-Borromean Islands (boats to isola Bella, Fishermen Island and isola Madre)

-Villa Pallavicino (botanical garden with free animals - on site)

-Alpinia Gardens (by cable railway from the Lido or by car)

-Mount Mottarone m. 1491 (by cable railway from the Lido or by car)

-The Umbrella's Museum in Gignese

-Lake Orta

-The Church of S. Caterina del Sasso

-Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens in Verbania (by boat or 20 minutes drive by car)-Arona and the statue of S. Charles Borromeo

-Centovalli mountain railway from Domodossola to Locarno (Switzerland)

-Sanctuary of Re in Vigezzo valley

-Angera's Rock Castle with the doll's museum


-Turin-Toce river's falls

-Macugnaga and Monte Rosa

-Zermatt and the Matterhorn in Switzerland

-Ascona and Locarno in Switzerland (by hydrofoil or 50 minutes drive by car)