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Stresa On A Budget

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Stresa and the local area can also be enjoyed on a budget! With some planning and the tips below you will find that you can make the most of your visit to Stresa without it being expensive! Whether visiting attractions, local transport, food and drink we have a budget tip for everyone.  

Isola Bella

 

 

Attraction

Isola Bella and Isola Madre are a must see for all visitors to Stresa. Along with Isola Pescatori you can have a full day out island hopping (see the offers below for ferry tickets).

Savings: Save 6.50 per adult and 5.00 per child by buying a joint same-day entrance ticket to Isola Bella and Isola Madre. Free entry for RHS members - make sure you bring your membership card

Save up to 6.50 per adult or even get free entry!

 

Transport

There are several special offers available for the local ferries which give you the opportunity to enjoy hopping around the local towns and places of interest.

Savings: Save 2.50 and travel to all three islands for 15.90 (adult fare) with a Ferry Super Saver Ticket from Viaggi Tomassucci. On regular ferry tickets under 4's travel free if not using a seat (max. 4 free per adult). Senior citizens aged 65 and over receive a discount on single or return tickets Monday to Friday (not public holidays). **2015 prices**

Save up to 2.50 per adult!

 

Attraction

Transport

The Lake Maggiore Express is a fantastic day out and if you decide to spend a day out on the ferries to see the Borromean Islands you can save money!

Savings: You can save at least 8.40 per adult and 4.25 per child (4-12 yrs) with a special two day ticket*. It can be used one day for the full Lake Maggiore Express and a second day for unlimited travel on the lake ferries as a full lake Rover Ticket (the days must be consecutive). Costs 44.00 for adults and 22.00 for children (4-12yrs). *Based on price of rover ticket to visit the three Borromean Islands 2015.

Save at least 8.40 per adult and 4.25 per child!

Food & Drink

Eating out doesn't need to break your holiday budget. A fresh oven-baked pizza and a beer or a glass of wine is a great option for an inexpensive meal out. The house wine in most Italian restaurants is perfectly enjoyable and you can even order a quarter litre which is about one and a half medium glasses. Have a look at the "primi piatti" which are the rice and pasta dishes and are are often adequate sized portions for a main course. For a budget dessert try an ice cream at the many ice cream parlours in town and join the Italians for their after dinner passeggiata! N/A

Food & Drink

At lunchtime why not take advantage of the good weather and pack a picnic? Freshly made sandwiches and cold drinks are available from Salumeria Bianchetti by the town hall and Il Cicinnin sandwich takeaway in Via Principe Tomaso. Both bakeries and the pizza "al trancio" shops sell pizza slices and focaccia. Cold drinks and other snacks are also available at the supermarket (NB the supermarket cannot make sandwiches for you). N/A

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