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 features

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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Stresa?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,799 holiday lettings around Stresa. From 224 villas to 1,051 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountainside property in Stresa?

Mysterious and often harsh, mountains are some of the most ruggedly scenic natural wonders on the planet. If you're eager to experience mountain living, we've got you covered. HomeAway has no less than 334 alpine rentals available. On the hunt for something a little different? See if any of our other properties steal your heart. Our selection here includes:

  • 301 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 254 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 249 lakeside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Stresa?

Forget about sterile hotel rooms. Explore this destination from the comfort of your very own apartment. You can select from 1,044 different options via HomeAway. How does £33 per night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't put it off for too long! If that doesn't suit your squad's style, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • House: 424 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • Villa: 253 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £17 per night.
  • Hotel: 76 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £41 per night.

Can I stay in Stresa in a large group?

It can be difficult finding the time to meet up with your extended family and friends. A group getaway is a great way to reunite and unwind. If you were hoping to stay under the same roof, HomeAway has places for you. Apartment holiday rentals are the leading option for big groups of guests, with 185 listed here. Rental properties around here that are just right for bigger groups include:

  • On the hunt for properties that can hold 6 people? We have 684 that will be ideal. The prices start from £39 per night.
  • If you've got 5 in your group, you'll be thrilled to learn that there are 472 rental accommodation that are ideal. The starting price is £35 a night.
  • Travelling with 8 guests? We've got 212 properties for rent that fit the bill. Prices begin at just £69 per night.

You and all your buddies will be more than satisfied when you book your Stresa travels with us!