Stresa, known to the world as the ‘pearl’ of the Verbano, is an exceptional tourist destination that attracts tourists from Europe and all over the world, season after season. Here they find a refined and exclusive atmosphere - a combination of the luxury of its Baroque hotels and the elegance of its villas.
The heart of the town is its splendid lake front, an elegant avenue that crosses luxuriant gardens and colourful flowerbeds, splendid villas, cafes and restaurants.
Many events are held in Stresa. The most important is the Festival delle Settimane Musicali di Stresa e del Lago Maggiore, a music festival that attracts the best international musicians and conductors to perform on the shores of the lake.
Around Stresa are other enchanting towns overlooking Lake Maggiore: Baveno, Arona and Verbania stand out for their unique landscape and their splendid series of delightful residences.