Stresa Off The Beaten Path

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  • Off The Beaten Path
    by ettiewyn
  • Off The Beaten Path
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    Memorial to the Alpini

    by ettiewyn Updated Aug 9, 2012

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    There are several statues and memorials along the lakefront, but this one caught my interest because it includes a horse. I am always interested in memorials including animals, so I had a closer look and discovered that it is dedicated to the Alpini, the mountain soldiers. Unfortunately I cannot find out more because I don't understand much Italian, but it seems that there was (and maybe is?) a unit of Alpini stationed in the area of Stresa.

    I liked the memorial a lot, it moved me very much. The man and the horse (or it might be a mule?) look so weary!

    Directions: On the western side of the lakefront

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    A small church on the way

    by ettiewyn Updated Aug 8, 2012

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    When we walked from the train station to the lakeside, we came across a small church hidden at a little street. Apparently it is not used as a church anymore, but was converted to a family home. I was quite astounded because I had never seen this before - I have often seen churches converted into restaurants, bars or museums, but never into homes!
    I thought that the church looked very pretty in the sunshine, it was very well cared for. I think for children it must be fun to live there!

    Address: Via del Crocifisso
    Directions: On the way from the train station to the lakeside, after you have walked down the stairs

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    Villas

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    Villa at Baveno

    This is the picture I took zooming it from the terrace of an cafe-bar on Isola dei Pescatori. There is a fine, probably 19th century, villa situated on the hill right opposite to the island. Many such a attractive villas can be seen al over the area of Lago Maggiore.

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    It takes a village to move a tree

    by Callavetta Written Jan 3, 2005

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    loading the tree

    While I was sitting on the promenade, just enjoying being where I was and basking in all the Italian-ness of it all, I watched a giantic moving effort. A crew was attempting to load this palm tree onto a barge to drag over to one of the Borremeo Islands. In true Italian fashion, it required the "consultation" and "advice" of many of the locals.

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  • American visitors note 9/11 memorial

    by johnwaring Updated Dec 30, 2006
    September 11 2001 memorial from Stresa's people

    On the main promenade (I think it is near the Grand Hotel of A Farewell to Arms fame) there is a plaque in memory of the victims of 9/11.

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