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Private Tour: Lake Maggiore and Vicolungo Outlet Day Trip from Milan
"This exceptional tour starts from your Milan hotel with the driver picking up you from your hotel around 10.00 am.With a 60 minutes ride on-board of our luxury vehicles you'll arrive to Stresa. From Stresa you can easily get to Isola Bella and then to Isola Pescatori where we suggest you to lunch in one of the nice restaurants there. Our driver can accompany you to the 2 Islands if you feel better to have a local escort. The visit of 2 Islands will require about 3 hours (Park and Palace Borromeo are closed in winter time - until 13 march 2016). This is a wonderful visit especially in winter when a few tourists are present and you can get one of the most romantic experience in your life. In the afternoon
From EUR540.00
 
Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Ferry Tour from Stresa
"Make the most out of your day by arriving in Stresa in early morning. The first ferry leaves at 8am and departures continue every half an hour throughout the day until the evening.Step aboard the comfortable ferry and try to nab a window seat if you peer out over the breathtaking Lake Maggiore and the forested hills and dramatic mountain peaks that rise beyond the shimmering lake’s edge. You are free to hop on and off the ferry as much as you please so you can create a sightseeing itinerary to suit your preferences.Choose to stop first at Isola Bella and pay an entrance fee to explore the sumptuous and ornately decorated 17th-century palace that dominates the island. See the home where the noble fine paintings and antique furniture all displayed in lavishly gilded rococo rooms. Afterward wander around the well-tended formal gardens. Look out for the two white peacocks strutting their stuff amidst the fountains
From EUR15.00
 
Private Tour: Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands Boat Trip from Stresa
"Make your own way to Stresa an enchanting and elegant lakeside town that is around a 1.5-hour drive from Milan. Stresa can also be reached by train and bus connections from Milan.After introductions with your captain step aboard the private boat and glide out into the serene sparkling lake. If you’ve elected to avail of a local guide they’ll join you during the tour to point out local landmarks and to explain more about local history culture and customs.Sit back and admire the breathtaking views. The shimmering lake impresses from every angle
From EUR42.00

More Transportation in Stresa

From Milan to Stresa by train

If you want to go to Stresa from Milan by train, you can either take a fast EC train, or a slower regional train. Because of budget reasons, we opted for the regional train. A one way ticket for one...
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ettiewyn
Aug 09, 2012

Boat to the Borromean Islands - Navigazione Laghi

From Stresa, you can take a boat to the Borromean Islands, and to many other destinations on Lago Maggiore. There are different boat companies, but Navigazione Laghi is the biggest and as far as I...
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ettiewyn
Aug 08, 2012

Carciano Harbour

We did not start our boat ride at Stresa harbour, but at Carciano, which is a small harbour to the west of the town centre. We just walked along the shore of the lake and ended up here, I did not even...
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ettiewyn
Aug 08, 2012

Arrival in Stresa from Milan

We had spent the day before in Riomaggiore, Italy and now it was time to move onto our next destination in Stresa, Italy in the Italian Lakes region. Our 3 train journey started out in Riomaggiore...
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riorich55
Jun 30, 2012

Arriving from Malpensa

Direct buses from Malpensa airport (Terminal 1) to Stresa are operated by a private company: SAF. Its website provides timetable and all details.The buses are comfortable and a very efficient way to...
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Manara
Apr 04, 2011

Malpensa airport

The Alibus, on this website and others - offers a good service from Malpensa to Stresa. There are, however, only a few buses per day, which would have required us to hang around Malpensa for 3 hours...
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miniman2804
Aug 01, 2010
 
 
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The fleet

Stresa is connected to many other towns on the Lago Maggiore by a public boat service. The boats are nice and spacious, all of them have also a bar on board. It is possible to buy point-to-point...
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Manara
Feb 06, 2009

Milan by Train

From the train station in Stresa you can get to Milan in an hour to an hour and a half, depending on whether you catch a normal train (IR) or an InterCity train (IC). When you arrive in Milan central...
SarahHardy
Aug 23, 2003

Ferry trip around the bay

The ferries going to towns arounf the bay and also to the islands are great. The service is regular and on time. You can buy ordinary single/return tickets. I think, though, that the best way to use...
SarahHardy
Apr 27, 2003

Use the CisAlpine to Milan

There are three types of train. The fastest is the CisAlpine but it is also the most expensive and booking is necessary. This will not mean that the train is crowded, usually, but the process of...
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ChrsStrl
Sep 07, 2002

Top Hotels in Stresa

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Corso Umberto 73, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, 28838, Italy
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Corso Umberto I 67, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, 28838, Italy
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Lungolago Umberto I 33, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, 28838, Italy
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Piazza Marconi 6 / 9, 28838 Stresa, Italy
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Corso Umberto I, Lago Maggiore, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, 28838, Italy
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Corso Italia 60, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, 28838, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Stresa

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Isola Bella

The Borromeo family are one of the richest families in Italy and have controlled land and Lake Maggiore for hundreds of years. This Palace was built by one of the Borromeo men for his wife and has 260...
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Isola Madre

The Isole Borromee - Isola Bella, Isola Pescatori and Isola Madre - are Stresa's main attraction. They are three small islands that can easily be reached by boat from Stresa. They were named after the...
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"STRESA"
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"Stresa"
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Manara

"The Lady of the Lake"
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ettiewyn

"Stresa - a beautiful town at Lago Maggiore"
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"Lake Maggiore , The Beauty Of The Italian Lakes"
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