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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Archipelago
“Lago Maggiore N°1 must see! My advice: book ONLY the ticket online to avoid the cue. Bye the boat ticket by going in piazzale Lido Stresa and ask at the ticket office that you will find. It's a lot cheaper”
  • 83 locals recommend
Garden
“Incredible garden, very nice experience in every season, overall in springtime”
  • 82 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Just twelve kilometres from Morcote is the huge Foxtown Shopping Centre selling major fashion brands at outlet prices. Foxtown.com”
  • 85 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Eremo rises overhanging the Lake Maggiore. It can be reached from the lake by climbing a stairway of 80 steps, or from the overlying square going down a panoramic staircase of 240 steps or using the lift in the rock ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Mountain Hut
“30 minute drive, and you are high up on the skiing slopes. Incredible views of three lakes. Maggiore, D'Orta, and Varesse. In the Summer they host a toboggan rides, and amazing restuarants. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Wedding Hall
“Of the many places you can visit and are worth see, definitely Lake Maggiore is one of them! With the 3 Borromeo islands you can visit by boat, as well as the beautiful town of Stresa”
  • 46 locals recommend
Island
“The islands are worth a visit. Beautiful places and gardens with white peacocks.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Water Park
“The splash area includes numerous pools and fun slides, while if you want to relax there is the Spa area with several saunas, Turkish baths and much more”
  • 26 locals recommend
Parking
“Der eye-catcher am Lungolago. Konzerte, Theater und Ausstellungen - The eye-catcher on the Lungolago. Concerts, theatre and exhibitions. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The park of the Brissago Islands is a unique example: in the middle of Lake Maggiore lies a small extraordinary subtropical paradise.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Historic Site
“When you walk to Sacro Monte frequently you have some questions, sometimes come down with answers, sometimes with other questions”
  • 38 locals recommend
Mountain
“You can go by car to the top where there is a bar/restaurant with stunning views.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Island
“Cute island, nice place for lunch. I really suggest ristorante VERBANO, for the view and the food. If you can, avoid on the weekends and book in advance in the garden.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Island
“Far less popular than its big sister Isola Bella but beautiful all the same. Less formal with gardens to walk around and a small palazzo to visit.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bus Station
“If you like to walk you can get to Cernobbio by walking (Stadium, Villa Olmo, Promenade on the lake, and finally Cernobbio), or by boat. Nice and cosy place, with Villa d'Este and cafe' on the lake.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Art Museum
“minimal american art collection in a 17th century villa.. just breathtaking!”
  • 23 locals recommend