The nicest town on Lake Maggiore

Old Aug 30th, 2010, 09:30 PM
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The nicest town on Lake Maggiore

is Stresa better than Pallanza Verbania ?
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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 10:21 PM
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Calady: P-V has the lovely Taranto Gardens. If you want quiet,it's P-V...crowds, than Stresa is for you. In either case, try to see the gardens.

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Old Aug 31st, 2010, 06:09 AM
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Stresa is the hub of activity and boat connections.
I agree about the Villa Taranto--do not miss it.
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Old Aug 31st, 2010, 06:11 AM
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I would stay in Stresa and visit from here Vila Taranto with its beautiful gardens.
From Stersa is very easy to visit Isola Bella with the nice palace and gardens.
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Old Aug 31st, 2010, 07:37 AM
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Stresa is, IMHO, very over-run with tourists. They're used to it, and cater to them. I liked staying in Bevano, however. Easy to catch a ferry to the Borromeo Islands, easy to catch a ferry to Stresa, nice "small town" feel, a few little shops and banks, all in all, v. nice.

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Old Aug 31st, 2010, 08:03 AM
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I loved Stresa - a band was playing nightly on the lakeside promenade - the town is not too big, etc. And it has great train links -one reason i stay there. And the 3 fabulous Borromean Islands are lovingly just off shore -each has a different surprise on it!
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Old Sep 1st, 2010, 07:49 AM
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Hi C,

We very much enjoyed staying at "La Bussola" in Orta San Giulio.

You might find my trip report helpful.

Ira Returns From 22 Loverly Days in Europe - Sep, 2009
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...-in-europe.cfm

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