Stresa has a lot to offer in the way of attractions.
Both in and around the town, visitors can discover fascinating-and often less crowded-places to visit.
If you are a nature lover you will be able to wander through the zoological park at Villa Pallavicino and meet the many animals that live there, such as wallabies, zebras, monkeys, llamas, fallow deer and goats and much more.
Botanists will delight in the fine alpine plant specimens at the Alpinia gardens, and climbing enthusiasts will not want to miss the panoramic view of the lakes and Alps from the summit of Mount Mottarone.
A gentle stroll along the waterfront overlooking the Borromeo Islands is the perfect way to relax in the evenings.
Stresa’s territory can be divided into four beautiful parts which can be associated with our four seasons.
For each season we thought of matching the parts of the territory and suggesting different and exciting activities in order for you to have fun while appreciating our view.
During our beautiful Summer breeze, we would like to offer you a lovely tour of the insular part which consists of the three Borromeo Islands:
Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola Pescatori.
They are all beautiful and unique in their own way.
The islands of Bella and Madre were transformed into grand, luxurious residences, while the third island, named “dei Pescatori”, has been a fishing community for centuries and its community still preserves their traditional way of life.