This Week!
This Week!
In order to fight any further diffusion of Covid-19, people are advised to be very cautious when meeting others, even outdoor. A distance of a meter or so must be kept - and a face mask (better if surgical) worn - in case of any personal encounters.
.:. Though Milan and Lombardy are still at risk, some behaviours are allowed. Starting from Monday, April 26 shops are at work, bars and restaurants may serve outdoor (indoor, cautiously, till 6pm), and museums, theaters and cinemas begin to operate again. Shopping malls still closed during the weekends. No evenings with friends: four people max. Curfew 10pm-5am anyway.
.:. Official news at the YesMilano website.

Around Lake Maggiore, a major lake extending into Swiss territory, Stresa (pronounce stra-sah) is a first class, turn-of-the-century international resort.

Absolutely worthwhile from Stresa is the boat trip to the three Isole Borromee ("isles of the Borromeo family"), namely Isola Bella, with a 17th-century palazzo and an extraordinary Italian style garden, Isola dei Pescatori ("fishermen's isle"), a picturesque place where the original atmosphere has remained intact, and the largest Isola Madre, almost entirely covered by beautiful gardens.

If you happen to be in this area towards the end of August-mid September, you may be able to enjoy some of the many open-air concerts and other classical music events held both in Stresa and on the Isola Bella during the Settimane Musicali festival.

Isole Borromee

Village  North of Milan.
About 90 km from the city.
Take highway A8 E62 to Carpugnino (km 80), then the signs to Stresa.

Point of Interest map


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