STRESA, A PRIVILEGED LOCATION
The town of Stresa is the ideal place for lovers of art, culture, and nature. Here is a selection of excursions that we offer departing on foot from Hotel La Palma. There are half-day to full-day trips. Around the corner, or up to the Swiss border. You can alternate pleasant island walks with enchanting stretches of sailing, or get carried away on a mini cruise that starts by boat and ends by train among enchanted valleys. Is the day rainy? Enjoy the charms of Lake Maggiore on this occasion as well, perhaps with a trip to a museum.
Trip to the Borromean Islands of Lake Maggiore
These are the three jewels set in the waters of Lake Maggiore: Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori. Masterpieces of rare beauty where the Baroque charm of the architecture is accompanied by lush gardens and unforgettable views.
Discover the Borromean Island
Visit Villa Pallavicino in Stresa
Just a five-minute walk from the center of Stresa, Villa Pallavicino is a splendid 19th-century mansion surrounded by a zoo park where you can stroll through meadows and woods, admiring animals of different species, rare plants and exotic flowers.
Discover Villa Pallavicino
Mini cruise with the Lake Maggiore Express
An enchanting journey that begins aboard a ferry bound for the northern end of Lake Maggiore and continues on the Centovalli Train through lush valleys and forests.
Discover the Lake Maggiore Express
Trip to the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso
Overhanging Lake Maggiore, a hermitage where time stood still in the Middle Ages. A trip that is good for the spirit in a place rich in history and art, but which also offers one of the most precious views. The Hermitage can be reached by boat from Stresa.
Visit to the Museum of Landscape in Verbania
Discovering the artists who have embraced the beauty of these places, transforming it into the sublime. A rich permanent collection that includes among painting and sculpture, also more than 15,000 historical photographs. The Landscape Museum can be reached by boat from Stresa.
Discover the Museo del Paesaggio