Stresa is an elegant resort town on Italy’s Lake Maggiore. This is a walk-about town with beautiful gardens and woodlands; anywhere you go, has a different but equally magnificent view of the shimmering lake. Flowers are everywhere; in sprawling botanical gardens, in the wooden pots of street cafes, spilling over the balconies of houses. And when the sun blooms over the lake, it colors the sky with hues of orange, pink, peach, amber and rose. Soul-stirring inspiration. Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, George Bernard Shaw and Ernest Hemingway, all resided here at one point or the other.
Lake Maggiore sits at an elevation of 193mts above sea level, flowing between hills and snaking through valleys before spilling over into Switzerland. This stunning lake is a memory book of intriguing islands, picturesque vineyards, sprawling palaces, and daresay, the most beautiful garden is the world – Villa Taranto Botanic Garden. An English style garden with exotic plants, water lily pond, tulips of all colors, along with landscaped terraces and manmade waterfalls.
Visiting the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore is akin to living in a fantasy that is vividly real. Evocative palaces with fresco paintings, gardens flush with tropical flowers, white peacocks, exotic birds and even a Museum of dolls and puppets with toys from the 18th and 19th century. It feels like an artist has run riot with colors and yet when the masterpiece is complete, there is not a single brushstroke or color that is out of place.
Sailing on Lake Maggiore in Stresa, you will discover light, color and contrast. These are the elements that fill the human spirit with a deep sense of appreciation for life. When you rent a boat in Stresa on Click&Boat we connect you directly with our local boat owners on the lake. They enjoy sailing as much as they enjoy sharing this magical experience with you. So not only do you get the best boats at a real-steal boat rental, you also get an insider’s window into the beautiful soul of Stresa. Capture the magic of sailing in Stresa, only on Click&Bo