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Stresa is a very small town of about 5,000 people located on the shoreline of Lago Maggiore. This city has been around for centuries; in fact the first document that carried the cities name on it appeared as far back as 998. Many wealthy people of Europe have used Stresa has a vacation getaway. Even Ernest Hemmingway the famous writer used the city as a setting in his famous novel Farewell to Arms.
Stresa has a great climate, it has mild summers perfect for the beaches and sightseeing and the winters are extremely mild they reach the 50's on a cold day. If you are into the history of the city there are some great attractions to see in Stresa. You can see the Villa Ducale which dates back to the 1770's. Today the Villa is used to hold the International Centre for Rosminian Studies. Another great historic site is the Villa Dell'Orto which was built in 1900. Last but not least is the Villa Pallavicino that sites in between Stresa and Belgirate. It was built in the 1850's and it is used today as the site of Stresa's Zoological Park.
The shoreline of the Lago Maggiore is breathtaking; you can take a boat to the island of Borromean for a nice day of sightseeing. There is also a 20 minute ride in a cable car that will take you to the top of Mount Mottarone. Stresa has some of the most breathtaking countryside in all of Italy, when you come on vacation you should take advantage of everything the town has to offer.
Stay at one of their beautiful and modern hotels such as the Hotel Primavera, the Hotel Bel Sit and the beautiful Yes Hotel. Every member of the staff, here in Stresa is trained to make sure that your stay in Stresa is best vacation you have ever had. Don't forget about the Italian Cuisine. Stresa has some of the best restaurants in the area. Stop in after a day of sightseeing and try the Triangolo or the Ristorante Lo Stornello. You won't be disappointed.