Nightlife

Cocktail Bar in Stresa

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 Arms. The passionate antiwar novel featured this sumptuous hotel. You might baulk …
Wine Bar in Verbania

La Bottiglieria del Castello

Sample mountain cheeses with a glass of Dolcetto in the pretty piazza at Intra Verbania. If you do you’ll be upholding a proud tradition, started in 1905 when sister restaurant Osteria Castello (just next door) serv…