Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Stresa is ready to explore

The gardens, lake and island views are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in Stresa. Renowned for its boating, sightseeing and parks, this city welcomes all visitors. Sacred Mountain of the Rosary and Borromeo Plaza are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Stresa

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Travellers enjoy fun activities like boating and swimming. Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Stresa a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Golf Club Alpino di Stresa (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Iles des Borromees Golf Club (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Adventure Park (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Golf Club Verbania (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Pian di Sole Ski Centre (7.5 mi / 12 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Stresa

Travellers enjoy Stresa for its lakeside setting and island views. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Stresa is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Isola Bella Botanical Garden (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Villa Taranto Botanical Garden (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Villa Pallavicino Park (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Borromeo Palace and Garden (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Isola Madre Botanical Garden (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Isola Bella (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Stresa

The nearest airport is in Lugano (LUG-Agno), located 19.4 mi (31.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.), which is 19.5 mi (31.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Stresa Station.

Where to stay near Stresa?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,872 holiday rentals near Stresa. From 478 Houses to 247 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Stresa for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Stresa?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Stresa:

  • Maccagno: 153 holiday homes
  • Vira (Gambarogno): 56 holiday homes
  • Laveno: 46 holiday homes
  • Piazzogna: 53 holiday homes
  • Cerro: 26 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Stresa?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Stresa. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • STRESA (Station): 2,624 holiday rentals
  • Carciano Ferry Terminal: 2,638 holiday rentals
  • Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car: 2,639 holiday rentals
  • Villa Ducale: 2,609 holiday rentals
  • Borromeo Plaza: 2,622 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Stresa listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Stresa?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 478 Houses in Stresa. Our other popular types of Stresa holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 247 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,064 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 15 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Stresa?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 478 holiday homes with pool available in Stresa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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