Every Friday Stresa hosts a market where you can browse the local produce or pick up a bargain leather handbag, belt or pair of shoes. There are even some things for the gents too…!
For those who fancy sunning themselves on a beach, being in the Italian lakes doesn’t mean you have to forgo that. In the next town to Stresa, just a five minute drive away from Casa Bellavista, Baveno has its own Lido complete with sand, sunloungers, a bar, restaurant, volleyball games to watch, and gently cooling lake breezes. The lake is completely safe to swim in and obviously considerably more expansive than your usual swimming pool.