Villa Frua
Stresa – Lake Maggiore

The town of Stresa overlooks Lake Maggiore in a rather charming position near the gulf home to the scenic Borromean Islands of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori (Bella Island, Madre Island and Pescatori Island). This peculiarity along with a mild climate and harmoniously-combined scenic and architectural beauties attract thousands of tourists every year, making this town one of the most popular Italian tourist destinations.

Villa Frua is a charming Art-Nouveau-style building located in Stresa, built in 1912 by the Milanese entrepreneur Giuseppe Frua as a gift to his beloved wife Anna de Angelis. Born as a summer residence, during World War II the Villa became the permanent home of the Frua family, who moved from Milan to the lake shores and still manage the property.

Famous for the elegant and glitzy parties that the owners threw to entertain their guests, Villa Frua has been recently restored to the glories of the past thanks to a masterful architectural project that has enhanced the beauty of the original structure with the inclusion of modern details, transforming this historic building into an ideal location for weddings, events, photo shootings and lavish stays.

How to reach Villa Frua

Villa Frua – Viale Siemens 24, 28832 Stresa (VB) – Italy

From Malpensa airport (MXP) - Recommended

  • Malpensa is the nearest airport, only 50 km from Stresa:
  • At Malpensa you can rent a car and enjoy the view offered by the road along Lake Maggiore, the ride will take only 45 min. approx.
  • As an alternative you can take Alibus shuttle bus, a service on call that connects the Malpensa airport to Lake Maggiore:
  • Train is another option to reach Stresa from Malpensa airport but it requires a change in Busto Arsizio or a taxi to Gallarate to then catch the train from there. Please, be aware this might not be the most convenient route.
  • If you prefer to take a taxi, we do suggest to book this service in advance through the transfer company Malpensa Travel (cars and minivan).
    Ref: Mr Valerio
    Mob. +39.340.7589645 (also via WhatsApp)

From Linate airport (LIN)

  • Linate airport is the city airport of Milan and is 108 km far from Stresa:
    We suggest to use this airport if you are planning to spend few days in Milan before or after the wedding.
  • At Linate airport you can rent a car to reach Lake Maggiore (about 1h 20 min. drive).
  • As an alternative you can reach Milano Centrale train station by bus and then take the train to Stresa (direct connection 1h approx.).
    Bus connection between Linate airport and Milano Centrale train station:
    Train connection between Milano Centrale and Stresa train station: