The city of STRESA was founded in 998 a.c., and like other towns on the lake, it benefits from spectacular views as well as areas of historical and architectural interest. The city offers several heterogeneous areas: the city center – located on the coast, 3 islands, and the “Mottarone” mountain (1491 meters above sea level).
All these areas are easily accessible and offer a great opportunity to extend your holiday, before or after the show.
The city of Stresa is 60KM from the International Airport of Milano Malpensa, 100KM from the city centre of Milan, and 40KM from Switzerland, with the city of Locarno reachable by ferry.
REGINA PALACE HOTEL
Overlooking the banks of Lake Maggiore, in the centre of Stresa and directly facing the Borromean Islands, the hotel represents a fine example of prestige both in the hotel world and historically speaking. The four-star Regina Palace hotel that opened in 1908, still preserves its fin de siècle fascination, even though it has a renewed appearance as a result of a meticulous, albeit conservative refurbishment programme. The unique combination of charm and modernity will render a stay in one of the 214 rooms or suites – all furnished with period pieces and equipped with every facility – totally unforgettable.
The century-old park contains the open-air pool, a tennis court and a five-a-side football pitch. The snack bar is the perfect place for a quick bite to eat or even a light lunch. The recently opened Regina Sporting Club is the hotel’s wellness centre to which admission is totally free.
The indoor pool is heated and packed with invigorating water features. The multi-sensory showers and the different musical and colour features provoke an instant feeling of wellbeing. Rounding it all off there is a sauna, Turkish bath and gym. Beauty treatments are chargeable.
The hotel has two restaurants – the Liberty, where it is also possible to stage banquets and special events and the Charleston that, with its a la carte menu, offers a wide choice of seasonal dishes. Gluten free and kosher menus are also available.
The spaces intended for conference business have also been expanded. The combination of different modular rooms is capable of accommodating between 5 and 540 people. There is a free covered garage available to all guests.
Free concerts of classical music are regular events whilst on six evenings a week the piano bar will brighten up the evenings both indoors and outside on the terrace, weather permitting.