One of the great pluses of staying at the SHG Villa Carlotta Hotel is its proximity to Stresa, on Lake Maggiore.
This elegant town, which is one of the most important lakeside tourist centres, is just 7 km from the hotel.
Stresa is easily reachable by car in just over 5 minutes by following the main SS33 del Sempione in a northerly direction towards Via alla Masseria.
The Villa Carlotta’s strategic location, so close to Stresa, makes it quick and easy to reach one of the most popular towns in the area which provides stunning views of the Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori.
This part of Italy has been one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country since the second half of the nineteenth century thanks to the breath-taking scenery and a treasure trove of architectural beauties as well as a particularly mild climate.
Staying at the Hotel Villa Carlotta, close to Stresa on Lake Maggiore, means guests will be easily able to visit all the attractions the town has to offer.
These include the Palazzo Bolongaro, Villa Pallavicino, the Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Bella, Villa Castello Minola and Villa Castelli.
There’s also the Church of Saints Ambrogio and Theodule as well as the Rosmini College.
In the Levo district of Stresa you’ll be able to visit the fascinating archaeological finds that were discovered in 1877 during the construction of a building. These are tombs with ornamental clay implements and five tombstones dating back to the 1st century B.C.
The hotel does suggest that guests who are staying at the Hotel Villa Carlotta do pay a visit to the nearby town of Stresa on Lake Maggiore, perhaps in order to participate in some of the cultural and musical events that are held in the town every year.
One of these is the Stresa Festival, the “Stresa and Lake Maggiore’s Musical Week” which encompass international events featuring classical music and jazz.
Alternatively, guests can enjoy a relaxing stroll along the lakefront taking in the beautiful scenery, the historic villas and Art Nouveau buildings nestled in beautiful gardens.
One of the most fun and lively places we would suggest you visit is the square with the landing stage, Piazza Marconi.
Come and stay at the SHG Villa Carlotta, a hotel near Stresa on Lake Maggiore.