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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Il Viaggiatore is located in Stresa boulevard, overlooking the famous Borromean Islands. Stresa's Grand Hotels and Villas that are surrounded by parks and gardens give the town its character. It is also the centre of many cultural events end Conventions.

The apartment at 1st floor is with: 2 double bedrooms, dining room, renovated kitchen all equipped, bathroom, balcony with panoramic view 75 square metres. the only holiday home along the lake with big terrace of 25 square metres. Possibility to rent mountain bike or city bike. Deposit for the bikes free of charge. at 50 mt you find boats to Borromeo Islands and 15 min walk funicular to mt. Mottarone.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Stresa
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Milan Malpensa 50 km, Nearest railway: Stresa 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Boat available, Sea view
General Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

In the whole house we have WIFI , tv/sat, laundry machine

Further details outdoors

From embarcadero you can find ferries to visit the 3 Borromeo and fisherman's island. You also find the funicular to see the beautiful view of 7 lakes from the top of mt. Mottarone 1500 mt. Stresa's grand hotels and villas that are surrounded by parks and gardens give the town its character. It is also the centre of many cultural events end Conventions.

Opportunity to organize trekking or alpinisme stage around the area of Monte Rosa, Monte Bianco, Matterhorn, Val Grande and the Ossola Valley. All the excursions are organize with Mountain Guide certified UIAGM .Please check on website: www.allmountain.it

BOAT EXCURSIONS WITH DRIVER . Min 2 hours maximum 6 hours.

Further details

Special booking for guests who want to organize trekking or stage in the mountain with mountain guide. We can offer special winter ski holiday including heli-ski , free ride or cross-country ski. Visit our website www.allmountain.it or send us email for more informations.

Very good for biker ...Down hill from the top of Mt. Mottarone down to Stresa and Baveno and opportunity to go to Piana di Vigezzo (Vigezzo Valley) and near Domodossola in the area of Alpe Lusentino.

The North West Italy region

The region of Lake Maggiore from Arona in the southwest all the way to Cannobio near the Swiss border is also known as the Verbano region. It is a vast and diverse area overflowing with both natural and historic wonders. From the Valle dell’Ossola to Verbania to Cusio and all the places in between there is so much to explore. Verbano is the region from Arona in the southwest to Cannobio near the Swiss border, and it is the area that has, for two centuries, been most frequented by tourists, artists, writers, politicians and jet-setters.

The hotels have been witness to many historic events, and the lake has been described in the pages of famous writers. On her shores are built the most beautiful villas, recalling times in which the nobility and wealthy chose the Piedmont lakeside for their summer holidays. The beauty of the scenery is not the only attraction. There is also the respect for nature, evidenced by the number of parks that have been established, the discreet and cordial hospitality of the people of the Verbano region, and the abundance of art and architecture.

From S. Carlone of Arona and all the way to the Swiss border, monuments and churches offer a rich array of artistic and architectural treasures to discover. A few examples will be more than sufficient to illustrate this. The powerful and colossal statue of S. Carlone that dominates Arona; to the north at Lesa the church of S. Sebastiano, a well preserved Romanesque structure, the church of S. Maria at Belgirate with its frescoes dating from the 1400’s, the splendid Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Bella, the Romanesque church of SS Gervasio and Protasio at Baveno, the religious edifices and the palace at Verbania, the Sacred Mountain of Ghiffa, the castles of Cannero, and the medieval traces that are still noticeable in the heart of Cannobio.

Art is not found only in the monuments, frescoes and preserved canvases in these religious buildings; there is so much more to see in the many museums that are part of the rich cultural landscape of this territory. For example, there is the Museo del Paesaggio (Museum of the Landscape) di Verbania, and some very curious museums such as the Museo del Cappello di Ghiffa (museum of hats) and the Museo del’Ombrello di Gignese (museum of umbrellas).

Stresa

To the tourist, who for the first time arrives in Stresa, is offered a breathless sight. At the beginning a superb window of the lake front, delineated with lines of palm trees, with flourishing gardens and facades of majestic hotels. Then, turning to look at the lake, enchanted, as if emerged from the same waters the spectacular Borromean Islands (Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori). It is enough the splendour of these visions to make one understand how Stresa has been able to become one of the maximum meetings of international tourism. The town, already at the middle half of the 19th century was the most elegant place to stay, the most visited by the international upper middle class.

Others again are the reasons of so much fame and prestige. Here art and nature are mixed together in a way that one respects the other, here the hospitality is to boast to generation and the cultural initiative, that happens in the course of the year, they are the necessary corollary of it. Symbol of the vitality of Stresa is the animated Plaza of the wharf, the vast and tree lined Piazza Marconi.

Here the neo-classic parish of Sant'Ambrogio faces the square. To the right of the church there is the famous Villa Ducale of the year 1770, also this is in neo-classic style. The notoriety derives from it having been the residence of the philosopher Antonio Rosmini, whom here also entertained Alessandro Manzoni. Now the villa is an active Centre of "Studi Rosminiani". Nearby, famous to the international congressmen, one can find the modern and well equipped Palace of Congresses. Another destination of notable tourist flow is Villa Pallavicino of the 19th century.

The interest for which is completely naturalistic, in that the large blooming park is rich in secular trees and has been transformed in an original zoological garden, where various species of animals live, including exotic animals like ostriches and kangaroos. In the outskirts of Stresa, at Gignese, that offers the panoramic view of the central basin of Lago Maggiore, one can visit the Alpinia Garden, rich in mountains and officinal plants, and the curious Umbrella Museum , that collects parasols and umbrellas of every epoch. Finally, it serves to remember that to the modern funicular connects Stresa to the ski slopes of Mottarone, another balcony on the Verbano.

Between the recurrent manifestations, signalled to a prestigious level is: the Competition of music for young people "Premio Franco Verganti", in April; the Cattedra Rosmini, at the end of August; the Musical Weeks International Festival, in August and September; the European Philatelist Show, in the first ten days of September.

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14 Jul 2014

4/5

"World class view"

My two sisters and I had a wonderful time in Stresa, on beautiful Lake Maggiore, and the view from this clean, attractive, central apartment was dazzling. Very handy as well, as it is a stone's … More

22 Jun 2013

4/5

"Great Location"

We flew Prestwick to Bergamo and got bus to Milan to stay the night. Then train to Stresa, reasonable 15 mins walk to apartment. Apartment is as central as can be, handy for town and boats. Pictures f… More

2 Dec 2012

5/5

"Il Viaggiatore - great place to stay!"

We had a lovely stay at Il Viaggiatore, Stresa. It is very central, close to everything - shops, transport, restaurants etc. The apartment is very well appointed, beds are comfortable, bathroom is m… More

25 Aug 2012

4/5

"Great position, excellent view, simple accommodation good value"

This apartment is located opposite the lake, next door and upstairs from a wonderful coffee bar (Gigi Bar). The owner was very helpful and pleasant to deal with. The building is not new, and the apa… More

7 Jul 2012

4/5

"What fantastic views from the apartment"

Situate on the shores of the lake opposite the ferry station.
fantastic views from the lounge and bedroom and spent many a pleasant hour on the balcony looking at the view and the passing boats.
Rossanna the owner speaks perfect English and could not be more helpful

23 Aug 2011

5/5

"Fabulous Views"

We really enjoyed our stay at Il Viaggiatore - the apartment on the 2nd floor is very spacious - in a superb position with stunning views. Very well equipped and comfortable for a self-catering holi… More

10 Aug 2011

5/5

"Charming apartment with fantastic views"

I stayed in the first floor apartment with my partner and 3.5 year old son for 1 week in May. We had a lovely time, there was plenty to see and do in the local area, mini golf, a zoo, throwing stones into the lake, with the highlight probably being the trip to the borromean islands from the easy to use ferries (3 mins from apartment). As promised, the kitchen came ready stocked with all the essentials. The very helpful and fluent English speaking owner, Rossana, gave us a map with detailed information on the nearby shops / cafes. There was also a market at the weekend with food and clothes.

21 Jul 2011

5/5

"fantastic location and fantastic service"

Rosana who is the owner/manager of the apartments is very friendly and can not do enough to help you, she is very informative about the area and what to do in the area. The apartment is on the first … More

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