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Stresa is a walkable, secluded neighbourhood with convenient options for restaurants and bars. The neighbourhood's friendly people, small-town vibe, and archaeology are just some of its charming qualities. You can experience the local live music and jazz, or enjoy the natural beauty of the lake. Choose one of Stresa's hotels and explore the area around Ameno with ease.
The area's storied past is told through its monuments and historic sites, while the museums provide some cultural flavour. Stroll the halls at Villa La Palazzola, Ogliari European Transport Museum, or International Museum of Ceramic Design. The local culture at Arts and Industry Museum Foundation, Paesaggio Museum, and Museo dell’Ombrello e del Parasole might be just what you're looking for. Swing by Villa Ducale, Borromeo Plaza, and Villa Henfrey-Branca to learn about local history. Belgirate Old Church, Church of San Vittore, and Isola Madre Gardens are a few landmarks that can't be missed. Bring the family to Alpinia Botanical Garden, Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car, and Isola Madre Botanical Garden.
Windsurfing is a popular activity here, but there's plenty more to do. Villa Pallavicino Park, Borromeo Palace and Garden, or Mottarone are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. At Ornavasso Caves, take some time to really appreciate nature. Iles des Borromees Golf Club, Golf Club Alpino di Stresa, and Belgirate Ferry Terminal are other spots for some local fun.
Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Sacred Mountain of the Rosary, Isola Bella Botanical Garden, and Villa Taranto Botanical Garden. Stresa Ferry Terminal, Funivia Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone, and Carciano Ferry Terminal will also leave an impression.
If you want to venture out of town, Belgirate Station is the closest train station. You can also catch a ride at Stresa Station. You can inquire about options for water travel at the marina.
Stresa is 28.5 km (17.7 miles) from the airport in Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.). Lugano (LUG-Agno) is the next closest airport, 34.9 km (21.7 miles) away.