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Public Navigation Service from Stresa to Borromeean Islands and Lake Maggiore. Our itineraries include all the location that look out on Lake Maggiore for example Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso, Verbania Intra and Pallanza.Servizio di Navigazione...more
28838, Stresa, Italy
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Having read the reviews recommending the Ferry over the private boats,we came out of our hotel crossed the road and were met by a man wearing a hat and uniform and we were immediately talked into buying a ticket for the 3 islands. I asked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FlorenceMilfordHaven
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We wanted to visit Isola Bella specifically, and bought our tickets at a kiosk on the waterside. We were told they would be there to hop on, hop off every 20mins. Wrong! As with other reviews, we were taken to the other islands first. There...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Found the ticketing a little confusing. Only did two islands and you do have to do them in the order they - not you - want. but service was pretty good. ticket office staff speak some English and one lady recommended a trip to Intra...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank HerbieApril12
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Short boat trip over visited the Palace which was very interesting & the terraced gardens which are very tastefully done with smashing views all around the lake

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Graham P
Reviewed 20 September 2017

PLEASE BE AWARE:- This is NOT a HOP OFF & HOP ON FERRY. The Complaint. 1. Nobody collected my voucher ( not interested) 2. They do not tell you - They require passengers to do the 3 islands in their strict order. You cannot hop...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JohnBiles3103
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the three islands accessible by boat from Stresa based upon the TripAdvisor reviews and the Rick Steves guide book. However, buyer be aware! The Stresatours.com company states that their boats run every 30 minutes. Maybe that happens on a good day. We bought...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Christine G
Reviewed 30 August 2017

There are loads of different providers of tripe to these beautiful islands- all run regularly so you can hop-on-hop-off at your own place.3 islands all with their own personalities and all different. If you want to go into the palace on island 1 you can...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AngelaM1
Reviewed 19 August 2017

There are excellent clear timetables and announcements to help you catch the correct boat. Journeys are beautiful and staff are helpful.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Jane Mary R
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This cruise from Stresa to the 3 Islands is so unique and so "Italian" that I can repeat it more and more. The beauty of Isola Madre and Bella is unbelievable

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MirelL7
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Various sizes of boats navigate the beautiful waters of Lake Maggiore. Larger ones go the full route from the south end all the way up to Locarno in Switzerland and back. Many other serve all the other islands and lake-side towns and villages with a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Russell S
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23 August 2017|
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Response from Joyce513 | Reviewed this property |
we were able to use the boats buses and trains. took train to Venice from Stresa.
25 March 2017|
Response from scolombo21 | Reviewed this property |
For parking for me is better Stresa
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