Stresa, a delightful town on the shores of Lake Maggiore, overlooking the splendid Gulf of the Borromeo Islands, rises on the slopes of Mottarone, in a spectacular panorama, between waters and mountains.
Renowned throughout the world, it is a prestigious place to stay for elite tourists and business customers, an authentic jewel whose cultural and artistic life is of a high standard.
It is the center of international meetings and events, major sports competitions.
The trips and excursions not to be missed in the surrounding area are interesting and fun, some of which can be booked at the hotel.
The most exciting is certainly the Borromean Islands, a few minutes by boat from Stresa and the Hotel.
Isola Bella (the most evocative of the Borromean Islands), now visited by thousands of tourists every day, houses the monumental Baroque palace, home of the Borromeo family, which houses priceless works of art.
The palace houses gardens full of every variety of rare plants and flowers that develop on terraces and are a classic and inimitable example of an Italian garden.
On the island there are numerous bars, restaurants and many shops selling handicrafts and souvenirs.
Isola Madre (the largest of the Borromean Islands) It houses the wonderful garden of rare plants and exotic flowers in which white peacocks, parrots and pheasants of all varieties live, creating the enchantment of a tropical land.
Isola Madre is particularly famous for the flowering of azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias.
Don’t miss the Palazzo, with its wonderful period rooms and collections of liveries, dolls and porcelain.
The characteristic Isola Pescatori (from the name of the peculiar activity of its inhabitants), has a particular charm, which has remained unchanged over the centuries and is due to the simplicity and rusticity of its houses and small flowery streets.
A wonderful visit to the island and the opportunity to taste the delicious fishes from the lake in one of the typical and renowned restaurants.
The majestic zoological garden of Villa Pallavicino in Stresa (a few minutes from our hotel), famous for the great variety of ancient trees and the beauty of its gardens, full of flowers, from which you can enjoy a beautiful view of Lake Maggiore and the mountains surrounding.
The park covers almost 16 hectares and is animated by species of exotic animals that live in freedom.
Stresa Festival, organized by the Associazione Settimane Musicali di Stresa – Festival Internazionale, is an important event in the panorama of European classical and jazz music festivals.
In the splendid setting of Lake Maggiore, a new edition is inaugurated every year between July and September, which boasts exclusive locations for concerts: among these the Salone degli Arazzi of Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Bella, the garden of the Loggia del Cashmere on Isola Madre, the evocative Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso in Leggiuno and the elegant rooms of the Hotel Regina Palace.
During the sixty years of activity of the Festival, there are internationally renowned solo musicians, orchestras and ensembles.
From October 2020 the Artistic Director of the Festival is Mario Brunello.
visit the official website Stresa Festival