200 iíoiífe3í. STRESA. Lago Maggiore.
the Borromeo family, is laid out in the English style and far excels
the Isola Bella in the luxuriance and variety of its vegetation. On
its S. side are three terraces with lemon and orange trellises; on
the summit is an uninhabited 'Palazzo' (beautiful view). The island
is open to the public daily from 9 to 4 (fee to gardener i/2-l fr.).
Nearly opposite Isola Bella, on the W. bank, lies —
Stresa (R). — The Station lies 1/2 M. to the W. of the quay, on the
road to the Monte Mottarone (see below).
Hotels. •Grand Hotel Si des Iles Borromees, >/¡i'm. to the N.W. of
the landing place, with lift, tourist-office, and beautiful garden, R. 41/2-IO,
tí. 17*, déj. 372, D. 5, pens. (I., extra) 10-18, omn. 1 fr. (closed from mid-
Nov. to mid-March). — "Hót.-Pens. Beau-Sejouk, above tbe village, on
the road to the Collegio Rosmini, with large garden, R. 2'/2-5, B. 174, déj. 3,
D. 441/2, pens. 7-10, omn. 1 fr.; "Hotel Milán Si Kaiserhop, with restau¬
rant, R. 21/2-41/2, B. 172, déj. 3, D. 4, pens 7-12; "Hot. d'Italie et Pens.
Suisse, with café-restaurant, R. 2-272, B. I1/4, déj. 21/2, D. 31/2, pena, (for
not less than 3 days) 6-7 fr.; Alb. Reale Bolongaro, R. 2-2]/2, B. 1, déj. 3,
D. 4, pens. 6-7 fr., well spoken of; Hot.-Pens. Savot, with good restaurant,
R. from I72, pens. from 6 fr., these four near the quay; Alb. San Got¬
tardo, in the village, with garden, R. l'/2-2, B. l'/4, déj. 2, D. 3, pens.
072-6 fr., Italian, very fair.
Post & Telegraph Office in the Municipio, at the quay.
Boat (barca) with one rower 2 fr. for the first hour, and 50 c. for each ad¬
ditional 72 hr.; to Isolu Madre and Isola Bella and back, with one rower, 472 Ir.
English Church Service at the Hotel des lies Borromees (April-Sept.).
— English Physician, Dr. Danvers (from April to June lst).
Stresa (690 ft.; pop. 1500), cooler and more breezy than the other
places on the lake, occupies a picturesque and attractive situation,
with the country-houses of many of the Italian noblesse, and is a
suitable spot for a lengthened stay during the summer months. The
Villa Ducale, on the lake, adjoining the church of San Pietro on the
W., belongs to the Duchess of Genoa. — About 10 min. above the
village, to the S. (reached by ascending from the Alb. Bolongaro),
stands the Collegio Rosmini (875 ft.), a Rosminian seminary. The
church contains the monument of the philosopher and statesmau
Ant. Rosmini (1797-1855), by Vela. The front of the church com¬
mands a beautiful view of Pallanza, Intra, and the islands. — Above
the lake, 3/4 M. to the S.E., is the beautifully situated Villa Palla-
vicino, and i/4 M. farther on is the Villa Vignolo, both with fine
gardens (visitors admitted).
The Monte Mottarone is easily ascended from Stresa or Baveno in
31/2-¡4 hrs. (guide 5 fr., convenient in wet weather for the final third of
the ascent; mulé 8 fr.; one-horse monntain-car from Stresa to the Hot.
Bellevue 10 fr.). The route from Baveno leads to the S.E. by Románico and
Campino, mostly through wood, to Someraro (1500ft.), where it joins a route
ascending from the road along the lake opposite the Isola Bella, and to
ü3/4-2 hrs.) the hamlet of Levo (1915 ft.; "Hotel Levo, pens. 6-7 fr.). A road
leads henee towards the left to (25 min.) the Hot. Bellevue (p. 201). The
route to the Mottarone farther on ascends to the W. across pastures, past
the Alpe Giardino (3057 ft.), to the (1 hr.) chapel of Sant' Eurotia (35S5 ft,),
where it turns to the right, 20 min. Alpe del Mottarone, surrounded by fine
beeches and elms; '/2 hr. Hotel Mottarone (see p. 201). — Those who start
from Stresa follow the road diverging from the main road a little to the
K. oí the Hotel des lies Borromees. 1 hr. Ristorante Zanini (1875 ft.; poor),