Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Stresa is ready to explore

The gardens, lake and island views are a perfect backdrop to your vacation 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-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Stresa

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

  • 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

Travelers enjoy Stresa for its lakeside setting and island views. Whether you're an active traveler 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 center:

  • 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)
Transport

Transportation to and around Stresa

The nearest airport is in Lugano (LUG-Agno), located 19.4 mi (31.2 km) from the city center. 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 traveling by train, you can make your way to Stresa Station.

Where to stay around Stresa?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,845 holiday lettings near Stresa. From 418 Houses to 247 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation 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 HomeAway.

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 accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Stresa:

  • Maccagno: 148 holiday homes
  • Magadino: 18 holiday homes
  • Reno: 1,616 holiday homes
  • Pino Sulla Sponda del Lago Maggiore: 782 holiday homes
  • Vira (Gambarogno): 55 holiday homes

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

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

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

  • Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car: 2,624 holiday lettings
  • Stresa Station: 2,632 holiday lettings
  • Borromeo Plaza: 2,633 holiday lettings
  • Carciano Ferry Terminal: 2,588 holiday lettings
  • Villa Pallavicino Park: 2,605 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Stresa listed on HomeAway 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. HomeAway offers 418 Houses in Stresa. Our other popular types of Stresa holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 247 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,051 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 16 self catering accommodations

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 498 holiday homes with pool available in Stresa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.