Stresa is a beautiful and elegant town on Lake Maggiore, at the foot of the Italian Alps.
This apartment is new on the market as it has been completely refurbished. All the appliances and fittings and furniture are new.
The apartment has stunning views of virtually the whole lake and is very romantic. From the terrace you can see Isola Madre and the eastern side of the lake. It also overlooks a wonderful sub-tropical garden filled with palms and flowering plants and the sound of birdsong. The terrace is a good size and fully furnished with table and chairs and sunloungers and is partially shaded.
The apartment is stylishly but comfortably furnished and spacious (110m2) and is very well-equipped. There is parquet and marble flooring throughout. The location is both very quiet and leafy but is under a 5-minute walk from both the lake and the historic centre of Stresa with all its restaurants and shops. You do not need a car with this rental although a garage can be made available on request.
The apartment is located on the 2nd floor in a purpose-built residence with lift.
Free Wi-Fi, Internet access, SAT TV (English TV channels available - BBC etc) and central heating. The apartment can be rented all year round. Electric room fans are available although even when it is very hot outside the apartment remains relatively cool and well-ventilated.
The apartment comfortably accommodates up 5 people in one double bedroom and one twin-bedded (or double) room and sofa bed. There are 2 bathrooms - one is ensuite and has a shower and bidet. The second bathroom has a shower. The double bed is 170 cms wide and the singles (which can be made up as a super kingsize) are 90 cms wide. One bed is 200 cms long.
The living room has lovely views on the lake, Isola Madre and a beautiful sub-tropical garden. It opens out onto the terrace and has a dining area for 6 people. The kitchen which also opens out onto the terrace is separate and well-equipped with dishwasher, electric oven and gas hob, washing machine, microwave, electric filter coffee machine, toaster and kettle. A Gaggia espresso machine can be made available on request. It also has a small table with 2 chairs.
Milan Malpensa Airport is less than an hour's drive (45 km) and 85 km from Milan itself. From the end of March to the end of September there is a bus service (AliBus) which takes you directly from Malpensa airport to the apartment in under an hour. It stops at the church on the lake, 5 minutes' walk from the apartment.
The bus-stop for the lakeside towns of Verbania and Arona is very near.
Stresa makes a perfect base from which to explore the wonders of Lago Maggiore: hop on any ferry to discover the magic of the Borromean Islands, the fascinating villas along the shore, the Piedmont towns of Arona and Intra and the picturesque towns on the other side of the lake in Lombardy. You can even take a full-day boat tour all the way up the lake to Switzerland (Ascona and Locarno). Stresa's railway station which is a 15-20 minute walk connects you easily with Milan (in under and hour), where you can shop, sightsee, or simply sip a coffee and watch the world go by in the famous Piazza del Duomo.
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