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We had just four nights in this property in Stresa and we left feeling that we wished had booked a little longer.
Guiseppi is a really lovely gentleman and so helpful.
He picked us up from the railway station and gave us a little tour of Stresa pointing out where most things were, e.g. the main shopping centre, the embarkation point for the ferry and the cable-car point. We were grateful for the lift as the apartment is uphill from the town, not too far away, but too steep when carrying suitcases. Guiseppi also transported us back to the station at the end of our stay, for which we were most grateful and he also gave us a little memento of our visit to Stresa too.
While we were in Stresa we visited the three off-shore islands, which are an absolute must-see visit.
On another day we ascended the mountain behind Stresa in the cable-car and the chair-lift to the very top where there are wonderful views over Lake Maggiore and then in the opposite direction another fantastic view of the beautiful snowy peaks of the Alps. Coming down to the mid-point of the change station of the cable-car we visited the Alpine Gardens which was another marvellous experience with even more fantastic views of Lake Maggiore.
The apartment itself is well equipped, with cooking utensils, washing machine and plenty of space and storage for clothes if you are staying for a longer period that we did. It was lovely to have the balcony overlooking the splendid garden and this was our favourite place for eating our evening meal. A local shop just two minutes walk away sells everything you need if you are self-catering, fruit, vegetables, bread, cakes etc. This shop sells delicious home-cooked food. A local lady cooks pasta dishes and gorgeous puddings which are sold in the shop - so no need to go out to eat in a restaurant because this is quality food.
The apartment was very clean and comfortable in every way.
We would certainly go back to this apartment if we decide to visit Stresa again.