Stresa and Borromean Islands by car (20 km or by boat Arona_Stresa_Islands).
Stresa, a nice town rich with elegant villas and many liberty hotels in front of the lake, is the point of depart of numerous routes.
From Stresa beach you can reach and visit the splendid Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isola Pescatori.
Hills and Mountains
On the hill around Stresa is the Botanic Garden Alpinia of a great naturalistic interest. By the chairlift you can arrive to the summit of Mottarone (1491m).
Fortress of Angera
The Angera Rocca by car 14km, then by boat Arona-Angera. A medieval fortress from which it's possible to enjoy a wonderful sight of the lake and the little town of Arona inside La Rocca is the museum of the Dolls and Toys.
Eremo of Santa Caterina
Eremo (monastery) of Santa Caterina (by car 28 km and by boat Arona_Stresa_Eremo di St. Caterina). A monastery built on a cliff on the lake, a striking and fascinating view, a real balcony on the Borromeo Islands.
Orta San Giulio
Orta San Giulio is a small treasure trove of history and art, a medieval village that offers elegant buildings, narrow streets and typical stone buildings. From the harbor you can reach the picturesque island of San Giulio, a small island dominated by a Romanesque church and a monastery.
Milan & Torin
Milano, culture and fashion capital. Turin, city full of art, elegant, cultured and refined