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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
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
Island
“The islands are worth a visit. Beautiful places and gardens with white peacocks.”
  • 53 locals recommend
City
“Due Santi restaurant with lake views. La Campana pizzeria with wood burning furnace.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This castle stands on a hilltop in the town of Angera, Province of Varese. You can see it from Arona across the lake where another castle formerly stood. It was owned by the Della Torre family before going to the Viscontis and is now owned by the Borromeo family.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Furniture / Home Store
“Un ensemble commercial de boutiques "outlet " immense à 25 minutes de postua”
  • 16 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
Establishment
“In the Maggiore Lake you find 3 wonderfull Island.. Madre, dei Pescatori e bella all different but particular... you can pass one day on the boat leave from arona, Stresa, Verbania or other city.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Establishment
“Relative of the Liberty Statue, San Carlone is a must be. The landsca worths the trip.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Museum
“You can find the most important collections of painting and sculpture of the territory”
  • 22 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“It's one of the most charming and seducing sites in Piedmont! It boasts a 900 year old church, perfectly preserved, and a lovely 20 min. walk all around the imposing Benedictine monastery in which almost a hundred cloistered nuns live!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“ Oropa (the only Black Madonna in the Alps) situated in a paradise for hikers”
  • 17 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“The Vicolungo Style Outlets and its 150 retail outlets at discount prices offers the chance for shoppers to obtain a real bargain and value for money.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“Luogo ideale per una gita all'aria aperta con tutta la famiglia, Villa Pallavicino, a Stresa, offre uno dei panorami più celebri di tutto il lago”
  • 22 locals recommend