Elegant, charming, ancient, Stresa is the pearl of Lake Maggiore, one of the most wanted destinations wedding in Piemonte. It has been a favorite destination with the British, even Queen Victoria stayed on the shores of Lake Maggiore.
Stresa is located on Lake Maggiore in northeastern Piedmont which borders Lombardy and Switzerland. It is a renowned tourist resort in a picturesque setting facing the equally famous Borromeo Islands.
In order to see Stresa well, it’s important to explore the many alley ways and small cobblestone lanes that make up the town. Not a shopper by nature, Stresa was an invitation to buy! Lovely little pottery shops are found around every corner, and the shopkeepers are more than happy to ship your items home. Also, shops with jewelry, tempting Italian foodstuffs, and cute little bars and trattoria are everywhere.
The lakeside promenades are lined with magnolias, camellias and verbena and many other flowers and Mediterranean trees. Embarcadero is probably the most crowded place in town. From here you can take the boats for an excursion on the Lake visiting Borromean Islands and their lush gardens and palaces owned by Borromeo Family.
In the 1850s Stresa was one of the most sought-after vacation spots in all of Italy. The rich and famous from all over the world spent their leisure time enjoying the beauty, serenity and romance of Stresa. Consequently dozens of fabulously expensive and ornate Villas were constructed overlooking the lake.
Today those same Villas of the world’s richest people are available for your wedding and for your wedding reception. Stresa offers several ancient and ornate churches where your Catholic ceremony may be held, or your wedding planner can easily arrange for the Protestant, Jewish, Civil or symbolic ceremony of your dreams to be conducted at virtually any Villa, hotel, ancient castle or outdoor garden in Stresa.
Let Stresa make your wedding an event that will be remembered for a lifetime!
Lake Maggiore Wedding is on your disposal to offer a complete and professional service to bridegrooms that choose Lake Maggiore and Stresa in particular, as destination for their wedding. We are available for any information you may need.