This popular holiday resort and former fishing village is situated on the west side of Lago Maggiore and has become a hotspot for tourism due to its central yet panoramic position. The town is approximately one and a half hours drive from Turin, and Milan and just over an hour from Como. It has wonderful views of the Borromeo Islands. All three islands are enchanting, with regular boat trips to and from the islands and mainland. The main town itself has a beautiful promenade which is filled with hotels and there are many bars, shops and restaurants filling the narrow streets and alleys. There are a number of other interesting places to visit whilst in Stresa including Villa Pallavicino and Park, Giardino Alpinia and Mottarone which can be reached by the fenicular railway departing from Stresa Lido. For more useful information please see the tourist office website listed below.