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Stressing over Stresa your advice please about a day trip from Milan

Stressing over Stresa your advice please about a day trip from Milan

Old Sep 8th, 2020, 08:57 AM
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Stressing over Stresa your advice please about a day trip from Milan

Hi there:



I am in Milan on a last-minute two-week trip and have not had too long to plan, so itinerary is quite fluid



The weather is wonderful! Last week, I had a delightful day trip to Bellagio from Milan and am now thinking of taking a day trip to Stresa next Saturday.



I can arrive in Stresa at about 1000 and leave at about 1700. From what I have read, with one day, I could hop on the Ferry and visit the three Borromean Islands.



Has anyone done this? Is it practical? If so, where would you stop for lunch any restaurant recommendations?



Regards Ger
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Old Sep 10th, 2020, 01:01 AM
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We've stayed in Stresa and visited two of the three islands. The ferry across to Borromeo takes only a few minutes and lands on the west coast, close to the Ristorante Elvezia. We had lunch there but I'm not sure what's open in the area at the moment. On Superiore on a different day we ate lunch at the Pescheria which was very good. We took a lot of time on Borromeo and spent several hours there, but if you want a quick visit then I don't see why you couldn't do the two islands on the one day, but you'll have to check the ferry schedules. I wouldn't miss parts of Stresa for Superiore and would just "do" the two missing out Superiore on a day trip.
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I would play it by ear, depending on how long you spend on each island. If you don't make it to all three, that doesn't really matter too much. Certainly you could see a fair amount in the time you have available. If it is a clear day, taking the cable car/chair lift up for views is also very enjoyable. I know nothing about this but I'd check whether there are any temporary closures.
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It is doable as the islands are not far out in the large lake.
We like to walk along the lakefront promenade in Stresa past the aristocratic mansions.
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Old Sep 11th, 2020, 11:31 AM
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Thanks guys - much appreciated!

I am heading there tomorrow and the weather will be wonderful.

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A beautiful setting. Enjoy your day!
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Old Sep 11th, 2020, 12:48 PM
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Thank you HappyTrylr
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