Venues… on the water

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Together with the Stresa Congress Hall, the Borromeo Islands are historic venues of the Festival, they stand like gems mounted on the watery mirror facing Stresa.

The Prince and Princess Borromeo open the doors of their sumptuous palace to welcome artists and audience in the magnificent Tapestry Hall of Palazzo Borromeo on the Isola Bella.

On Isola Madre performances take place in the Loggia del Cashmere in front of a magnificent garden overlooked by an enormous and luxuriant cypress from Cashmere, Europe’s biggest specimen.

On the Lombard bank of the Lake Maggiore, the Hermitage Santa Caterina del Sasso represents one of the most striking views of the lake, built on a cliff falling sheer to the watery mirror. It is reached on the occasion of the concert on a private ferry-boat after a short ride allowing to contemplate the beautiful perspective.

For the Midsummer Jazz Concerts in 2012 the Festival comes back to the beautiful promenade in Stresa in front of the Isola Bella, called Lungolago “La Palazzola”.

All these venues, except Promenade “La Palazzola” are reached by ferry on call exclusively for the Festival, after a short, inspiring ride which turns into a kind of “aperitif” to a very special evening.

Stresa - Promenade La Palazzola

The Promenade “La Palazzola” is situated at the end of the new promenade in Stresa, facing Isola Bella and its beautiful gardens, and few meters from Carciano pier and from the departure of the cablecar for the Mottarone.

It is an open-air venue.

ADDRESS

Promenade “La Palazzola” – Via Giberto Borromeo – 28838 STRESA (VB)
45° 53′ 354″ N 8° 31′ 736″ E, 45.889237, 8.528931

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INFORMATION

Box-office opens at the Promenade “La Palazzola” one hour before the beginning of the concert. The area will be accessible 30 minutes later.
Latecomers will not have access to the area until there is a suitable break in the music.
The use of cameras, video cameras and recording equipment is strictly forbidden.
Mobile phones and watch alarms should be turned off.

WHERE TO EAT

At Stresa you can find lot of pubs, restaurants and pizzerias.

Isola Bella - Tapestry Hall at Palazzo Borromeo

The Tapestry Hall is located on the first floor of Palazzo Borromeo, the monumental Baroque palace that overlooks Isola Bella. It is reached for the concert thanks to a boat organized on the occasion by the Festival, leaving Stresa main pier.


 
From the Isola Bella pier you can only reach the Palazzo Borromeo by a short walk. You get to the Tapestry Hall by climbing two flights of stairs.

ADDRESS

Stresa Main Pier – Piazza Marconi – 28838 STRESA (VB)
45° 53′ 4.036″ N 8° 32′ 29.304″ E, 45.8844545, 8.5414732

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INFORMATION

Box-office opens at the pier in Stresa one hour before the beginning of the concert. The Borromeo Palace opens when the boat arrives.
Latecomers will not have access to the Tapestry Hall until there is a suitable break in the music.
The use of cameras, video cameras and recording equipment is strictly forbidden.
Mobile phones and watch alarms should be turned off.

WHERE TO EAT

On the Isola Bella pubs and restaurants are not open in the evening.
At Stresa you can find lot of pubs, restaurants and pizzerias.

Isola Madre - Loggia del Cashmere

The Loggia del Cashmere on the Isola Madre is the original venue for an en plein air concert. It is situated in front of a wonderful garden overlooked by a huge Cashmere cyprus.
It is reached for the concert thanks to a boat organized on the occasion by the Festival, leaving Stresa main pier.

 From the Isola Madre pier you can only reach the Loggia del Cashmere by a short walk and by four flights of stairs.

 It is an open-air venue.

ADDRESS

Stresa Main Pier – Piazza Marconi – 28838 STRESA (VB)
45° 53′ 4.036″ N 8° 32′ 29.304″ E, 45.8844545, 8.5414732

See the map

 

INFORMATION

Box-office opens at the pier in Stresa one hour before the boat leaves. The Loggia del Cashmere opens when the boat arrives.
Latecomers will not have access to the area until there is a suitable break in the music.
The use of cameras, video cameras and recording equipment is strictly forbidden.
Mobile phones and watch alarms should be turned off.

WHERE TO EAT

On the Isola Madre pubs and restaurants are not open in the evening.
At Stresa you can find lot of pubs, restaurants and pizzerias.

Leggiuno - Hermitage Santa Caterina del Sasso

The Hermitage Santa Caterina del Sasso is located in Leggiuno and is a property of the Varese province. Situated on a rock rising straight from the deep waters of Lake Maggiore, the Hermitage is a spectacular monastery built starting from 13th century. The concert is held inside the Hermitage church. It is reached for the concert thanks to a boat organized on the occasion by the Festival, leaving Stresa main pier.

 From the Santa Caterina pier you can only reach the Hermitage by climbing an 80-stepsstaircase.

 You can otherwise reach the Hermitage by car via Leggiuno with a comfortable lift carved into the rock.

ADDRESS

Stresa Main Pier – Piazza Marconi – 28838 STRESA (VB)
45° 53′ 4.036″ N 8° 32′ 29.304″ E, 45.8844545, 8.5414732

See the map

 

INFORMATION

Box-office opens at the pier in Stresa one hour before the beginning of the concert. The Hermitage opens when the boat arrives.
Latecomers will not be admitted into the concert hall until there is a suitable break in the music.
The use of cameras, video cameras and recording equipment is strictly forbidden.
Mobile phones and watch alarms should be turned off.

WHERE TO EAT

The cafeteria at the Hermitage is not open on the evening.
At Stresa you can find lot of pubs, restaurants and pizzerias.