We suggest you some indications of how to reach the Hotel which is situated in Stresa (Vb) on the Piedmont's bank of the Lake Maggiore, overlooking the Gulf of Borromeo, in front of the marvelous Island Madre. (Panoramic coast highway of Sempione which from the town of Arona goes up to Ascona and Locarno on the Swiss Border).
GPS: N 45 53.605 E 8 31.029
From Sempione Pass Switzerland, we suggest to go forward when SS 33 becomes Highway A26 and exit at Baveno-Stresa. From San Bernardino-Bellinzona-Locarno Switzerland just follow the main road keeping the lake always on your left hand side until you reach Stresa (SS 34 until Verbania, then SS 33 direction Milan).
If you come from Milan, get A8 in direction of the lakes (Laghi - Sesto Calende), go on to A26 direction Gravellona Toce. On highway A26 you may exit at Arona and then follow SS 33 up to Stresa for about 18 Km keeping the lake on scenic road on your right hand side. You may also go forward on A26 and exit at Carpugnino (forbidden to buses) where you'll find a narrow road going down to Stresa (5 Km) with a wonderful panoramic view. Otherwise you can continue going till the exit Baveno-Stresa where the road will immediately reach the lakeside: you'll need to drive back to Stresa for about 5 Km with the lake on your left hand side.
Main driving distances and times: Firenze Km 390/[4 hours driving]/Milano Km 80 [50 min driving]/Roma Km 650 [7 hours driving]/Torino Km 135 [90 min driving]/Venezia Km 350 [4 hours driving]/Verbania Km 15 [10 min driving]/Locarno Switzerland Km 45 [50 min driving]
The nearest airport is Milan Malpensa. From the airport you can reach Stresa by car, by bus, by train. The taxi service is available upon request at the moment of booking. From the airport you can also take an autobus till the railway station of Gallarate and from there take a train till Stresa (line Milan-Domodossola).
Moreover there is a service Alibus, the new shuttle bus direct from the airport to the main towns of the Lake Maggiore, can be booked upon request. If you prefer renting a car, go from the airport to highway A8 and then follow the above directions in the "by car" section.
Milano Linate National Airport Km 110 [75 min driving], Milano Malpensa International Airport Km 45 [50 min driving], Turin Airport Km 150 [ 2 hours driving].
Most of the frequent trains on the Milan-Domodossola line stop in Stresa. Furthermore daily trains from/to Milan, Turin, Venice and, through the Simplon Pass to/from Bruxelles, Geneva and Basel are direct to/from the Railway Station of Stresa, which is situated in the center of the town.
It takes about 50 minutes (Intercity) and 80 minutes (local trains) to reach the Central Station of Milan.