Villa e Palazzo Aminta

  • Lake Maggiore, Italy, Stresa

  • 5

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Villa e Palazzo Aminta is a great choice for a luxury holiday by Lake Maggiore. It’s one of the best hotels in the area with views towards the Borromean Islands. You can get to the centre of Stresa on the hotel's shuttle bus which runs at set times during the day.

Welcoming atmosphere

This hotel is family-run and the staff are very friendly. Everything is well maintained - we love the Venetian floors and marble columns in the lobby. There are loads of places to relax, inside and outside. Order a drink at the bar and chill out on one of the soft sofas or head to the gardens where little tables and chairs have been set up by the flowers. The outdoor pool is at the front of the property and looks out over the lake. It’s a lovely place to read a book while you sun bathe. There's also a lovely spa with a hammam and whirlpool.

A touch of luxury on Lake Maggiore

The rooms offer the same luxury and comfort as the rest of the hotel. They've got rich fabrics, Italian furniture and private balconies with views of the gardens or the lake. Some of the best lake views can be seen at dinner in the hotel’s restaurant, Le Isole. The food is cooked to a high standard with delicious local dishes and some excellent wines that compliment the food perfectly.

Added value

Free nights available for summer 24 arrivals between 17 Apr - 09 May, 01-31 Aug, 18 - 31 Oct (min 7 night stay)

Honeymoon & Silver Wedding Anniversary Offer: free bottle of sparkling wine

Inghams Guided Walks included from 10th May -11th Oct (subject to availability)

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

All holidays include flights or train from the UK and transfers


Borromean island views, Michelin-recommended restaurants and historic hotels – it’s easy to see why Stresa is Lake Maggiore’s most popular spot. Come summer, it’s abuzz with people soaking up the atmosphere of the old town and promenade and walking atop Mount Mottarone. This once sleepy fishing village was transformed by the Borromeo family, who planted palaces and gardens on the now-famous Borromean Islands just offshore. Another transformation came with the arrival of the Venice-Simplon Orient Express railway and its prosperous passengers. Grand hotels, villas and gardens sprung up that still decorate the town today. Walking holidays to Stresa explore all of this, as well as the picturesque paths beyond.

Walking in Stresa 

Royalty, philosophers, musicians and writers (Hemingway included) have all been wooed by Stresa’s marvellous views. Walkers love Stresa for the same reasons too. Mount Mottarone towers beside the town and stands between Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta. With Sweeping views over Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands – and, on a clear day, you may even get a glimpse of up to seven shimmering Italian and Swiss lakes. Look out for the Alps in the distance too! 

Easy sightseeing: catch a boat to the Borromean Islands

The Borromean Islands are opposite Stresa, just ten minutes away by ferry. Explore the main island of Isola Bella, with its baroque palace, terraced gardens and dusting of white peacocks. Boats also bustle across the water to Isola Madre, where you can ramble between carefully cultivated magnolia groves, wisteria walkways, palm gardens and lily ponds. Isola dei Pescatori is the odd island out – home to a busy fishing village with a cluster of trattorias and shops, it’s a true taste of the old Lake Maggiore.

Finding food: refuel with lake and mountain fare

A mix of pizzerias, panini lunch stops and family-friendly restaurants fill the narrow streets that run from the waterfront. Piazza Cadorna is the heart of the old town; pull up a chair in a sunny spot for antipasti plates piled high with cheeses and cured meats from Piedmont. Plus, a handful of places in Stresa are recommended by the Michelin guide, thanks to their ingenious takes on local lake and mountain cuisine. We'd recommend trying out the unassuming foodie spots, off the tourist trails, they tend to be where you'll find the most authentic and delicious food and drink!

Villas and the Venice-Simplon Orient Express

At the beginning of the 19th century, the Simplon Pass opened and Stresa became a stop on the Venice-Simplon Orient Express Line. Every summer wealthy visitors began to flock in – and the town welcomed them by building grand hotels along the waterfront. Some of the villa gardens and extravagant mansions are open to curious wanderers. The Simplon line still exists, too. The trains that pull into Stresa station are more rustic nowadays, but you can still be amongst the stylish streets and shopping arcades of Milan in less than an hour.

Why book a summer holiday in Stresa with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Stresa's best activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Stresa. Join a professional mountain guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Stresa include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.


  • No. of rooms: 66
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 5
  • Official rating: 5


Superior Rooms are 22m² and sleep up to two people and have a view of the garden.

Deluxe Side Lake View Rooms are 22m² and sleep up to three people. They have have a side lake view. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Deluxe Lake View Rooms are about 26m² and sleep up to three people, and have a lake view.

Double rooms for sole use are available on request, please call to book. 

Interconnecting suites, shower only rooms, and tea and coffee making facilities are all available on request only, please call to book. 

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Bath with showerhead (rooms with shower only may be available if requested at the time of booking)
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar with included selection of soft drinks, beer & water, replenished daily
  • Safe

Cots are available on request.

General information 

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 11am

Local fees & taxes

A resort tax of approx. €3.50 per person per night is payable locally.


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 9
  • Access ramp: Yes

This hotel may not be suitable for guests with accessibility requirements as there is no defined pavement leading from the hotel into town.

  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1 hour by coach from Milan Malpensa airport or 5 minutes by taxi/coach from Stresa train station
  • 40 metres from the lake side 
  • 1.5 kilometres to Stresa centre
  • Included shuttle service to Stresa 5 times per day at set times (last shuttle returning to the hotel departs at 6pm)
  • Outdoor heated pool overlooking the lake
  • Private beach with umbrellas, deckchairs and swimming facilities
  • Pool towels are provided
  • Spa with hydro massage pool, relaxation area, Turkish bath and steam rooms
  • Massages & beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • Fitness room 
  • Lounge
  • Garden 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garage
  • Parking



Each morning you will head to Restaurant Le Isole to enjoy a rich buffet breakfast. In the evening for those guests booked onto half board you enjoy a three course meal with choices at Restaurant Le Isole. When the weather's nice you can choose to eat outside on the terrace.

I Mori is the hotel's Italian restaurant (payable locally).

I Principi Bar is open all day for drinks including fresh coffee, local wines and cocktails.

The Winery offers local wine and cheese tastings in a cosy winery. If this sounds like your kind of fun, you can book and pay for it locally.

Additional Information:

The restaurant is open from 7.30pm-10pm in the evenings, if checking into the hotel late at night the hotel may be able to make you some food, on request for an extra charge. Alternatively, they may agree to swap one dinner for a lunch, on request.

Early meals for children are available on request.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

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per person from £1040
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07/05/2025 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
Half Board
Villa e Palazzo Aminta
Lake Maggiore, Stresa
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