Sightseeing Tours & Excursions
Mount Mottarone [30 minutes by car from the Hotel, 18 minutes by cableway], is an ideal excursion for walks and hiking. From his peak you can admire meadows, streams, and exceptional stirring views. Lake Maggiore and six other lakes, the marvellous circle of the Italian and Swiss Alps with the Mount Rosa, can also be seen from the top of Mottarone. The resort is equipped for winter sports. In about 18 minutes by cableway you can enjoy a superlative view of the lake and the majestic Alpine chain.
Locarno and Cento Valli [60 Km by car to Locarno], this circular tour through some of the most beautiful parts of our area is an interesting and unforgettable excursions for an all-day trip. Leaving Stresa by train to Domodossola and proceeding from there with the Centovalli railway to Locarno – Switzerland. The back way to Stresa can also be done by boat or hydrofoil and the whole trip can be done backwards.
Macugnaga and Monte Rosa [60 minutes by car from the Hotel], is a charming mountain resort at the foot of Mount Rosa, the highest peak in Europe, situated in an extraordinary beautiful Alpine setting. Signs of the "Walsers" the settlers of German origin who founded Macugnaga 18 centuries ago, can still be found today in the characteristic stone and wood building, in the language and in the embroidered costumes that the women still wear.
A rich environmental, cultural and traditional heritage which Macugnaga has preserved and known how to turn to account with modern tourist services, sporting and spare time facilities.
Piero Chiara a famous writer of the lakes, wrote "Orta. God's water-colour, seems to be painted on a silk background, with its Sacro Monte at the back its splendid arenne flanked by closed palaces, the silent square with the demure facades behind the foliage of the horse chestnuts, and in front of the island of San Giulio, similar to the lofty Purgatory of Dante, hesitant between water and sky." We highly suggest this romantic excursion [30 minutes by car from the Hotel], in this very pretty old town, specially indicated for couples in love.