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…