Your Ceremony by the Lake in Stresa


Get in a sentimental mood with this beautiful villa on Lake Maggiore

This gorgeous venue from the 19th century is just a few steps off the town center of Stresa, where civil and catholic wedding ceremonies can be officiated. 

The entrance gate immediately gives the feeling of prestige and sumptuosity. The private road leading up the villa among secular trees and the large manicured lawn offer a wow arrival for your guests. The garden embraces the villa on both sides, but the central section is a perfect spot to take a few good shots of you and the lake on your big day. An extension of 3 acres of nature with tints that change according to the season. The vibrant pink of azaleas and rhododendrons in spring, soft pastels of hydrangeas covering the grounds in summer, and lit reds of the Japanese maples taking over in autumn.

Tastefully renovated in recent years, the villa's decor aims to pefection. Even though the property is not sitting directly by the lake, you can still enjoy extraordinary views from the parkland and the top terrace.


Event options for your day

The villa is ideal for large events and it is a precious find because night parties inside the main hall can run until late hours, which is quite rare for a lakeside venue. 

The white marquee structure in tensile sitting in the middle of the secular garden can host your al fresco wedding reception, while the green space around it is a perfect setting with striking lake views for both the wedding ceremony and the welcome cocktail.

Inside the villa, the Napoleon suite, with its highly prestigious furniture, is available as a photographic set for the newlyweds - the most exciting attraction piece here is right in the centre of the room, and that is a royal antique bed belonging to Napoleon Bonaparte himself.


  • sleeps up to 12 people onsite
  • up to 120 guests 
  • 1 hour away from Milan airport
  • catering service

Alpine green and tropical plants side by side

A fresh summer relief from Italy's hot temperatures and crowded cities with queues of tourists, Italians and visitors of the lake come here in search for peace and beauty. Circled by the Alps and only a few kilometres away from the Swiss border - the northern tip of Lake Maggiore is actually in Switzerland - here's a much-desired junction of stunning villas and amazing botanical gardens.

On the west side, Baveno and Stresa hold the fort to a busier traffic, pebbled beaches and crystal clear waters, wooden platforms around the lake welcoming sunbathers and local teenagers hanging out. Hopping on the public boats crossing the lake at all hours of the day and you'll arrive to the over side, where you can enjoy the slower pace and the mountainous scenery. A very contradictory panorama stands out with the rugged look of the Alpine chain creating a strong colour contrast with the brighter, yellow-green tones of the tropical gardens populating the lake.

Good to know:

  • 7 km > Feriolo, Baveno
  • 10 km > Verbania
  • 25 km > Orta Lake
  • 36 km > Cannobio
  • 67 km > Varese
  • 90 km > Milan
  • 116 km > Lugano
  • 140 km > Turin
Recreational activities

Water therapy

The network of water activities on Lake Maggiore is the best way to keep you happy and fit. Save time for Cannobio where planned sports include sailing, windsurfing, kayaks and pedalos in the summer. Cannero is the next step where the relaxed atmosphere make it a more suitable destination for adults looking for quiet and good food at aperitif time.

If you want to take a break from the activities and dive into some culture, the meaningful choice got to be an expedition to the three Borromean Islands. Once a fisherman paradise, these three gems have been transformed by the noble Borromean family into royalty resorts and platforms for exuberance and luxury exhibitions with some of the wildest designs and ideas of the time. Today, white peacocks, beautiful gardens, great fish restaurants and tons of cute spots where you can purchase souvenirs for the people at home abund in numbers, as well as metres and metres of curated grass and extravagant gardens.

Keep busy with:

  • a visit to the Borromean islands
  • paragliding off Monte Tamaro
  • a day out in Valle Maggia
  • take a bucket in Laveno and reach the mountain top
  • a boat ride to Cannobio
  • a trip to Luino market on Wednesdays