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Stresa Holidays

Stylish Stresa, Lake Maggiore's leading resort

Stylish Stresa is Lake Maggiore's leading resort. Take your summer holidays in Stresa this year and experience this unforgettably beautiful Italian lake resort. The idyllic Borromean Islands are only a short boat ride away and Monte Mottarone, with its superb views, is easy to reach by cable car.

The lush gardens of Villa Pallavicino and Villa Taranto are well worth a visit. Summer holidays in Stresa take you to a flower filled, fragrant place with a long, landscaped lake front promenade. This links by cable-car and lake ferry to all the resort's main hotels. Imagine crystal clear waters, sparkling blue skies and idyllic lake islands and that's a summer holiday in Stresa... in a nutshell!

The old town centre has been partly pedestrianised and comes to life in the evenings as the bars and restaurants spill into the squares. Holidaymakers love summer holidays in Stresa for the smart shops that line the narrow, cobbled streets. And the music! From the end of July to September, Stresa's celebrated International Music Festival offers 25 fantastic classical music concerts.

Useful Information

Resort Code: ITST

Languages spoken: English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • from£509pp
  • 92 rooms
Hotel Astoria Exterior.jpg

The Astoria, Inghams most popular hotel is in an ideal position.

  • from£449pp
  • 250 rooms
Bristol Grand Hotel, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy - exterior with pool.jpg

The excellent Bristol is a large, well-established hotel with a wide range of facilities.

  • from£589pp
  • 120 rooms
Hotel La Palma, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy - hotel exterior.jpg

This excellent, well-run hotel is situated in a quiet, central location on Stresa lakeside.

  • from£539pp
  • 210 rooms
Hotel Regina Palace, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy - aerial view of the hotel.jpg

This imposing, elegant hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens, complete with pools, sun loungers, a snack bar and a tennis court.

  • from£459pp
  • 72 rooms
Hotel Royal, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy - exterior.jpg

Housed in an old villa the family-run Royal is a interesting and historic hotel with an outdoor pool in relaxing gardens, and spacious, comfortable lounges.

  • from£459pp
  • 36 rooms
Lido La Perla Nera, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy - hotel exterior.jpg

Run to the same high standard as its sister hotel, the Astoria, the Perla Nera is a longtime favourite with Inghams guests.

  • from£489pp
  • 160 rooms
Hotel Milan Au Lac, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy - hotel exterior.jpg

This welcoming hotel is a firm favourite with Inghams guests.

  • from£529pp
  • 178 rooms
Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy - exterior.jpg

The sumptuous Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees lies in a privileged position looking out over the enchanting Borromean Islands with the centre of Stresa just a short walk way.

  • from£429pp
  • 34 rooms

Elegantly decorated 20th century villa with large gardens, just a couple of minutes’ walk to the historic centre and 5 minutes from the lake.

  • from£659pp
  • 71 rooms

This former villa oozes elegance. Sitting above the lake, surrounded by its own private gardens, there are many stunning views of the surrounding area.

Travel and Transportation

Departure day To Depart from Supplement
Milan Gatwick

Transfer Approx. 1hr by coach.

Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.

Self drive is available

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • Inghams Saver Plus: Save £50 per couple for Summer 2019 departures - whilst stocks last!  
  • Excursion Savings
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in resort

Special Offers


Special Excursion Package - £92 SAVE £10

Pre-book the Macugnaga, Ascona and Cannobio and Wine Tasting excursions and receive a FREE one day boat ticket to Baveno or Stresa and the Borromean Islands

Three Lakes Tour from £46, Tuesday, full day
Visit Lakes Como, Lugano and Maggiore

Milan from £46, Friday, full day
Visit the Sforza Castle, the spectacular Galeria and gothic Duomo (cathedral). City guide included. Free time for shopping or La Scala visit

Macugnaga from £34, Saturday, half day (runs mid June to mid Sept)
Mountain village visit and optional cable-car

Ascona and Cannobio from £33, Thursday, half day
Combines Swiss Ascona and lakeside Cannobio

Wine Tour from £35, Sunday, half day
The gentle hills of the wine-growing area near Stresa

BOOK LOCALLY Prices are shown for guidance only.

Zermatt and Matterhorn  from £78, full day

Island Tour from £24, half day

Please note we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See terms & conditions.

Things To Do

  • Horse-riding
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Swimming

Activity Information

Other things to do in and around Stresa

• Swimming at Baveno’s Lido
• Villa Fedora and Villa Branca
• Romanesque belltower and Octagonal baptistry (5th Century)
• Visit Pallanza by ferry
• Mottarone cable-car
• 18th Century 'Pallavicino' botanical park
• Alpine gardens at 'Gignese'
• Mountain biking from Mount Mottarone
• Stresa classical music festival (August - September)


The Borromean Islands

The three Borromean Islands are easily reached from Baveno. Isola Bella was transformed in the 17th Century when the Borromeo family built their baroque palazzo and classically Italian terraced garden. Peacocks strut around the gardens on elegant Isola Madre, the largest island; the villa contains rooms which have been decorated and furnished in period style. Isola dei Pescatori is humble by comparison, but charming nevertheless, retaining the air of the fishing community it once was. Dickens wrote of Isola Bella "However fanciful and fantastic Isola Bella may be, and is, it is still beautiful". Our 'Island Tour' includes guided visits of Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella including entrance to the palace and gardens.


Inghams Insider Tip

Lake Maggiore is known for its fantastic display of flora - visit in May & June for the most vibrant array of spring flowers.


Resort Combinations

Two Centres | You can combine your 7 night stay in Stresa with a week on Lake Como so you can compare the two lakes.

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