Lakeview Apartments!!

Lakeview Apartments!!
Bella Vista 1-bedroom holiday rentals

Heart of Stresa Apartments!!

Heart of Stresa Apartments!!
Stresa Apartments 1-bedroom holiday rentals

SEARCH THIS BLOG

STRESA WEATHER

STRESA WEATHER
Click for Forecast

2017 DATES ARE ONLINE

2017 DATES ARE ONLINE
CLICK HERE!

STRESA MAP

Malpensa / Stresa Bus

Malpensa / Stresa Bus
Available From 1 April to 15 Oct 2017 - Click to Book -
Sunday, February 28, 2010

Readers' Mail -- How Can We Get To Stresa???


I've been getting a lot of mail recently regarding transportation. To be more precise, readers want to know how to reach Stresa from other locations on their itinerary. Here are a few recent examples:
_____________________________________________________________________
.
We will be in Torino and want to get to Stresa from there. But we can't find a train. It seems we must go to Milan and take another train to Stresa from there. Is there a better alternative?

Hi Dana, we are coming back to Italy this summer and will definitely be including Stresa in our plans this time. We will be in Cinque Terre before coming to Stresa and my question is: Can we get to Stresa from there in a direct way, or must we go through Milan?

[We] need to figure out how to travel with luggage (as minimal we can manage!) from Como to Stresa. Do you have any suggestions? I’d prefer not to have to go back into Milan and then out again if we can help it.
_____________________________________________________________________________________

There is a theme to these and other mails I receive. Two themes actually... The first is how many readers are concerned with needing to stop in Milan from where they are coming from in order to reach Stresa. My general answer is yes, for most arrivals from other cities in Italy (even Torino) you will need to get to the hub of Milan's large train stations. You'll make a quick and easy transfer to the train which will take you to Stresa. I don't want travelers to think of this as an inconvenience. Just the opposite, this to me is very convenient. Of course you can't get to everywhere from anywhere in a direct route. But you can get to Stresa on a comfortable train in only 35 minutes from Milan, for only a few euro, with many trains available through the day to accomodate your schedule. I hope you'll consider this and make that trip up here.

The second thing I've noticed is that usually Stresa is not the main destination for my readers, unless they are coming here for a specific business conference, or an event. More often Stresa is an add-on. A stop for a few days after arriving in Milan. Or a relaxing finish to a vacation in Italy that included some of the larger, better known sites, Florence, Rome, Venice, these places. I'm thrilled to see people adding-on Stresa, and I hope more of you consider doing so. It is indeed the perfect spot to wind down before heading back to where you live, or to adjust to the time change before starting your vacation. It is only 35 minutes from Malpensa airport in Milan and has a direct shuttle bus from the center of town directly to your terminal. Driving, should you want to, is direct and traffic is almost never a concern. So before, or after, or during, si, I want more and more of you to consider a few days here. You'll be so glad that you did!

These posts and sites are worth taking a look at to help with planning:


Follow On Facebook For More Posts

PLANNING A TRIP TO STRESA?

PLANNING A TRIP TO STRESA?
A Top Attractions Starting Point

SOME IMPORTANT DATES


Visit The Stresa Tourist Office For Complete Event Schedules

VACATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

VACATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Before or after Stresa, plan more of your trip to Italy with Villa Vita!

CURRENCY CONVERTER

CURRENCY CONVERTER
Click here for a fast and easy currency converter.

STRESA SIGHTS by DANA KAPLAN

STRESA SIGHTS by DANA KAPLAN
If you don't already receive Italian Notebook, sign up immediately to receive this wonderful daily dose of Italy.