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We had a lovely relaxing 6 night stay in the apartment. Marco welcomed us with a bottle of prosecco and arranged for an easy collection of the keys. We were able to contact him via text when needed (there is wi-fi).
The apartment was clean and the balcony a sunny area where we could sit and watch the boats and day trippers come and go. During the day the island gets very busy; in contrast at night time once the last restaurant boats leave it was silent.
Pescatore is well served by ferries (usually one every 30 minutes until 7 pm) and we enjoyed our trips to Isola Bella. Isola Madre, Stresa and Pallavicino Park (beautiful park and small zoo). Went to Baveno on market day but wouldn't recommend it.
There is a good choice of restaurants on the island although those with a view of the lake were very popular and keen on a quick service so as to clear the table ready for the next diners. Some evenings we spent dining in with our own view of the lake. Carrefour in Stresa is a good place to stock up as the grocery store on the island itself had only a very limited selection of food.
We felt quite sad when it was time to leave and will certainly stay here again in the future.
I know others have mentioned the noise from the road but we personally didn’t let it bother us. The bedroom is at the rear of the property so we were not disturbed. As a base for visiting the islands and other towns around the lake it is excellent, just a short stroll from the public ferry terminal.