Who visits Italy has to spend a day or two on Maggiore Lake, one of the most important and beautiful lakes of the country. There are a lot of towns and villages faced on the blue water, but on Piedmont side travellers can find one of the most famous: Stresa. Since the very past this amazing village was welcoming nobles, writers and artist who where spending their holidays on the peaceful lake.
The village is not far from Verbania, the capital of the province, and as well from Switzerland, so it is the perfect point where to have relax and to start for trips around Northern Piedmont and the southern Swiss side. With the boat it is possible to see the islands disseminated around the lake and the holiday in Stresa can combine fun, culture and relax. There are a lot of festivals in the area, especially about music.
Stresa is full of great hotels, but luxury lovers have to choose the historical one. It is called Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees & Spa. Located in front of Borromees Islands and under the mount Mottarone, it is a 5-stars luxury structure, built more than 150 years ago, when Italy was united. Ancient decorations, antique furniture and paintings are visible in the rooms and as well in common spaces, but all the hotel is very well equipped with modern technologies and comforts.
Anasa tried for you the hotel, spending very good time in a room in front of the lake. A spacious room with a king bed, a balcony with lake view, a furnished minibar, a flat screen TV, a good Wi-Fi connection and a Jacuzzi bathub in the bathroom. The breakfast is for sure a nice experience, because there is a dining room with lake view, but during spring and summer guests can have the meal in the small garden in front of the lake, in plen air. The staff provides an high level service.