Captivating lake views unfold during a 20-minute cable-car journey to the top of 1491m-high Monte Mottarone. On a clear day you can see...
Presiding over 10 tiers of spectacular terraced gardens roamed by peacocks, this baroque palace is arguably Lago Maggiore's finest...
Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées
Following his WWI stint on the Italian front, Ernest Hemingway checked in here to nurse his battle scars, and to write A Farewell to...
With its rambling rooms, fish-themed portico and upstairs pergola and balcony dining area, this is the best spot on Isola Bella for home...
Piazzale della Funivia · interesting places nearby
Bicicò rents mountain bikes from its base at the foot of the Stresa–Monte Mottarone cable-car . Rates include a helmet and road book detailing an easy 25km, three-hour panoramic descent from the mountain top back to Stresa. Also runs guided trips (half-/full day €80/150) and advises on other mountain- and road-bike routes. Book trips and hire two days in advance.