Apartment in Stresa, Lake Maggiore - Beautiful Apartment With Lake View
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About giuseppe paracchini
The apartments are in the house where we live, in the other ones live also our daughters with their family. I personally did the restructuring of all the whole house some years ago, because I built several villas during my life as work. The whole house was built by my father in law, in the 1943, by a famous architect from Milan, and it is characterized by huge pink granite blocks, unique in their typology. The place is very quiet and the garden is luxuriant, especially in the spring. We are present in the house for all the guest needs during their holiday.
giuseppe paracchini purchased this Apartment in 1949
Why giuseppe paracchini chose Stresa
My father in law lived in Milan, where he had a sewing firm, he built this house because he loved very much to come to Stresa to spend his holiday, with his family. He was a lake lover, and a very sportsman, so Stresa was the perfect place for him, and not far from Milan. The view is incredible and the tranquillity is the first quality of this place.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartments are very confortable, in a beautiful place, with all the services: the near supermarket has everythings you need, the beach, the swimmingpool and the cablecar to Mottarone top are at just 5 minutes walking. The apartments are also fully equipted with all the necessary, including Satellite Television, and the rooms are very spacious, with very big windows. Air conditionig is not necessary, because in summer in the apartments there are not too hot.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A Week in Stresa
The property is very nice with a very large living room and a very large bedroom. The bathroom is renovated and modern. The kitchen is too small and there are not enough counter spaces to work on if you wanted to cook which we did. It really needs an update.
The other drawback was it's location in that it wasn't in the centre of town. It wasn't too bad but it's quite a climb to get there from town. The car parking was okay but on a steep hill also, The balcony is small as well, so you couldn't really sit out.
The perfect base for exploring beautiful Lake Maggiore
This is a large and very well equipped apartment within easy walking distance of the centre of Stresa. Owners Giuseppe and his daughter Enrica were the perfect hosts - friendly, generous and obviously very keen to ensure guests enjoyed their stay. There was a beautiful garden which guests were welcome to use and which provided both sun and shade. Giuseppe kindly collected us from the Alibus stop and took us back at the end of the stay which was a great help. Gloria’s supermarket nearby was small but had an excellent selection and the young ladies who run it were very pleasant and helpful. We would definitely return to stay at Casa Belvedere should we return to Stresa in the future - thank you Giuseppe and Enrica
The apartment was bigger than we expected from the internet pictures and a great place. Although it is a little steep from the lake it isn't that far. Great location especially for train and boat trips and then lovely lakeside walk to the town centre with good number of shops and eating places. Great bread shop too, by the piazza. Guisseppe and his daughter are very obliging and eager to give lifts. Wonderful holiday
Nice apartment, good location
Apartment was spacious with renovated bathroom. Nice balcony for two to sit outside and morning sun came in to both living room and bedroom. Good location for activities around the area.
Comfortable apartment in Carciano
Guiseppe & his daughter were very welcoming and the apartment was well equipped. It was well located for the Lido ferries & the cable car. The walk up to the apartment could be quite challenging for anyone with a low level of fitness. It is quite steep in places. we had a lovely stay.
Excellent apartment. Nice, informative, owners
The apartment is neat, clean and very well stocked. Location is quiet and tucked away in a nice neighborhood about a lovely ten-minute walk away Stresa. An excellent little grocery is a block away and there's a wonderful restaurant right down the street. All in all a very good experience. Giuseppe and his daughter were helpful and attentive. We were picked up at the train station and taken to the apartment.
Thank you for your words, we were happy to host you!
The apartment is located in Carciano of Stresa, particular and very well-known area facing the Borromean Islands, peace and quiet oasi ideal for a relaxing stay.
Car is not essential, if you like walking. Stresa has a long beautiful lake front where you can walk or run, passing in front of ancient villas and luxury hotels. You can reach the city center in 20 minutes on foot or 3 minutes by car. The apartment has a strategic location, only 50 meters from the supermarket that sells local products, a restaurant-pizzeria, a bar and a playground. Free public parking 20 meters from the house.
In 10 minutes on foot you can reach Lido area, where there's a beach and where the boats leave for the Borromean Islands, Villa Taranto Gardens and for the other villages around the lake. At Lido there's also the cable car to reach Mottarone ( in winter there's the possibility to ski there) and Alpinia Gardens.
Our apartment is located only 1 km from the station, where you can take trains to Domodossola, the first station of "Foliage train", also known as Centovalli.
Don't forget this incredible experience during autumn! From 14 October until 10 November! Foliage train goes for 52 km along beautiful panoramas, incredible landscapes and fall colors, a trip between Italy and Switzerland through Vigezzo Valley and Centovalli.
In April the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto, reachable both with car and boats, color themselves with spectacular tulips. Every month the park offers different flowers that surely will fascinate you.
Many waliking paths around Stresa that offers breathtaking sights and incredible panoramas.
With the boats you can reach the Borromean Islands and visit their gardens and palaces.
Autobus, trains and boats connect Stresa to the other villages on the lakes as Verbania, Baveno, Locarno, Ascona, Arona and Domodossola.
Orta lake is easily reachable by car in 20 minutes or, during summer, with the bus. The bus station is 400 meters from the house (at Roddo bridge).
The railway station is 1 km from the apartment, you can reach Milan in 1 hour with the train. Milan Malpensa airport is 50 km away and is connected to Stresa with a bus service (Alibus Saf), bus station 400 meters from the apartment.
In hour by car you can reach all the famous valleys of Ossola, such as Vigezzo Valley, Antrona, Devero, Macugnaga ( a small village at the base of Monte Rosa) and Formazza, with the incredible Toce waterfalls.
From Mottarone, 1500 meters height, you can enjoy an incredible view above 7 lakes and the Alps. Mottarone is reachable with car or cable car.
At 30 minutes by car from the apartment you will find Mottarone: in winter it offers interesting skiing opportunities, in particular for beginners children.
You can ski on 20 km of pistes seeing 7 Lakes! The landscape is unique and incredible.
When there isn't snow you can exploring Mottarone by Mountain bike which can be hired in the town, also ebikes, or walking around.
There are other famous ski resorts very near, at about one hour by car from Stresa you will find San Domenico, Macugnaga, Domobianca, Alpe Devero, Formazza Ski, 150 km of slopes!
Lago Maggiore Express tour, an unforgettable experience with train and boat from Domodossola through Vigezzo VAlley and Centovalli until Switzerland, the back with a boat cruise around the lake.
There are two important Golf Clubs near Stresa: one in Gignese, Alpino Golf Club, 7 km from the apartments, 9 excellent courses, the other in Magognino di Stresa, 5 km distant, Golf Club Des Iles Borromées, 18 courses, which is just a ten minute drive away from the apartment.
In June/July there is in Stresa the famous event " Settimane musicali" with a lot of concerts, also in specially opened storical Villas or in the hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso.
Every Friday Stresa hosts a market, where you can buy Italian bags and shoes.