Stresa self-catering holiday accommodation is located on the western shore of Lake Maggiore in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. It’s a destination offering spectacular natural scenery, with surrounded by mountains and boasting numerous historical sites to explore.
Stresa holiday accommodation would serve as a comfortable base from which to experience the best that the Lake Maggiore area has to offer. The views here are nothing short of breathtaking, and there are some interesting sights practically on your doorstep. The impressive Villa Ducale dates to the mid-18th Century, while the 19th Century Villa Pallavicino sits on the lakefront and is famous for its attractive gardens. For unrivalled views of the lake and its surrounding mountains you could catch the cable car up to the peak of Mount Mottarone. The ride takes 20 minutes and the Alpine panoramas at the top are unforgettable. On lake, towards the western shore are the Borromean Islands, made up of Isla del Pescatori, Isola Madre and Isola Bella. The most popular of the three is Isola Bella, which is home to magnificent palace surrounded by immaculate gardens, and is reachable via a ten-minute boat ride. During your holiday at a villa in Stresa it would be well worth taking the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscapes on foot. There is a range of walks that can be joined from the town on foot. A challenging but rewarding option would be to follow the course of the Mottarone cable car, or to explore the woodland and tiny hamlets that sit between Stresa and neighbouring Belgirate.
During your holiday at Stresa self-catering accommodation you’ll be able to catch a boat from the harbour to the Swiss city of Locarno. The journey takes in some wonderful views, and there’s lots to see in this city, with a picturesque old town and a funicular railway that leads to a medieval monastery high above the city.
There’s a big variation in temperatures throughout the year around holiday villas in Stresa. Summers are usually warm and dry, with high temperatures that reach well above 25 degrees from June to August. Spring and autumn conditions are pleasantly warm and mid, while winters bring occasional freezing temperatures, but at this elevation there tend to be highs of around five degrees in December and January.
The nearest major international airport to holiday rentals in Stresa is Milan, which is found around an hour to the southeast. You can reach this airport from the British Isles by flying with Air One, British Airways, EasyJet, Flybea and Monarch from a number of UK cities such as London-Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX), London-Luton (LUT) and Edinburgh (EDI).