Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The apartment is based in Stresa by the beautiful Lake Maggiore in Northern Italy, about one hour from Milan.
It is ideal for 2 people but can accommodate up to 4 people.
The apartment is approx 35sq meters and has a small private courtyard. The apartment includes one double bedroom, a small living room with sofa-bed with a kitchette joined onto it. There is also a seperate shower room. The apartment is very well decorated and has a modern, contemporary feel.
Appartamento San Carlo is situated within a district of Stresa, in an old traditional Italian village called ‘Carciano’.
On the same street is a post office, a mini supermarket and an old church, which gives you a taste of real Italy.
From the apartment you can walk down to the lake (within five minutes) where you will discover several good quality restaurants, bars, beach resort, boat trips and the cable car to take you up to the Botanical Gardens and the Mottarone ski resort.
The train station is about 10 - 15 minutes walk away.
The centre of Stresa is about 15 minutes walk or a one minute bus ride from the bottom of the street
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Carciano 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malpensa 50 km, Nearest railway: Stresa 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The North West Italy region
Lake Maggiore is the most westerly of the three large lakes of Italy and the second largest after Lake Garda.
It is 54 km in length, upto 12 km's wide and runs from Switzerland to Italy. This allows you the freedom of seeing two beautiful countries within easy reach of Appartamento San Carlo.
Lake Maggiore has lots of charm, is less glitzy than Como, less crowded than Garda, and is a refreshing natural experience. The capital of the area, Stresa, however, is where the fantastical and the grandiose rule.
Stresa's main sqaure is very elegant with numerous restaurants surrounding it, where you can people watch and enjoy some real home-made Italian food. The restaurants are of high standard and very competative in price.Leading off the main square are cute cobbled lanes lined with bars, restaurants, tourist shops, clothes shops, etc.
The promenade consists of wide avenues of trees and flowerbeds and gives you a panoramic view of the Borromeo islands and the surrounding mountains.
The Borromeo islands consist of three small islands called respectively: Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori.
You can visit the islands by boats and water taxis. There are an abundance of restaurants on the islands, where you can dine on fresh fish caught from the lake and get a different perspective on the beautiful countryside.
Lake Maggiore has three small islands to visit and plenty of great little towns dotted around, such as Intra, which can be reached by boat. The nearest port is situated about five minutes walk down from Appartamento San Carlo at Carciano.
There are numerous others ports within close vicinity where you can embark and extend your choice of destination. The most popular trips are to the small islands of Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Madre. All three islands are uniquely beautiful and though small have plenty to offer with numerous cafes, bars, restaurants, sights and beautiful gardens on.
Mountain bike and road bike hire, 2 Hotel swimming pools to use 5 minutes walk away (15 euro a day inc lounger), Adventure Park, Alpine Golf, Beach Resorts, Bungee Jump in Verzasca Dam (one hour away),
Cable Car, Excursions, Fishing, Horse riding, Sailing lessons, Hiking trips, Free climbing trips, , Lake Orta (30 minutes away), Markets, Walks, Zoological Park
There are two local ski resorts, Domobianca and Mottarone:
Domobianca ski resort takes around 30-40 minutes to drive to. Follow directions to Gravellona then take the motorway (E62) northbound towards Domodossola. You will eventually see brown signs for Domobianca ski resort, which lead you directly into the resort. Domobianca is for intermediates to advanced levels and is where the Italian Ski team train.
Mottarone ski resort can be reached by either the cable car, by the Lake, or by driving directly into the resort. Both take about 20 minutes. Once you reach Mottarone by cable car there is about a ten minute walk to the resort. Driving takes you through the National Park, which will cost around 5 euros. For directions from Stresa follow signs for Gignese, from there you will see Mottarone signposted. The resort is aimed at beginners to intermedate levels.
About an hour away:
Train direct to Milan , Football At The San Siro Stadium, Formula 1 at Monza, GIRO tour round lake maggiore