Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Stresa is ready to explore

The gardens, lake and island views are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Stresa. Renowned for its boating, sightseeing and parks, this city welcomes all visitors. Sacred Mountain of the Rosary and Borromeo Plaza are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Stresa

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Travelers enjoy fun activities like boating and swimming. Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Stresa a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Golf Club Alpino di Stresa (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Iles des Borromees Golf Club (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Adventure Park (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Golf Club Verbania (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Pian di Sole Ski Centre (7.5 mi / 12 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Stresa

Travelers enjoy Stresa for its lakeside setting and island views. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Stresa is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Isola Bella Botanical Garden (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Villa Taranto Botanical Garden (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Villa Pallavicino Park (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Borromeo Palace and Garden (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Isola Madre Botanical Garden (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Isola Bella (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Stresa

The nearest airport is in Lugano (LUG-Agno), located 19.4 mi (31.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.), which is 19.5 mi (31.5 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Stresa Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Stresa?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,848 house rentals around Stresa. From 416 Houses to 247 Villas, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Stresa is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Stresa?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Stresa:

  • Vira (Gambarogno): 58 vacation rentals
  • Magadino: 18 vacation rentals
  • San Nazzaro: 60 vacation rentals
  • Maccagno: 147 vacation rentals
  • Pino Sulla Sponda del Lago Maggiore: 784 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Stresa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Stresa. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Stresa Station: 2,621 home rentals
  • Borromeo Plaza: 2,638 home rentals
  • Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car: 2,643 home rentals
  • Sapori d'Italia, Lago Maggiore: 2,620 home rentals
  • Carciano Ferry Terminal: 2,641 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Stresa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Stresa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 416 Houses in Stresa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Stresa include:

  • Villas: 247 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,055 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 17 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Stresa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 497 vacation homes with pool available in Stresa.

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