We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Is Baveno touristy?

Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
45 posts
4 reviews
Save Topic
Is Baveno touristy?


A backstory first: I will have a 2-day layover at Milan area in July (coming in at Malpensa Airport, 10:10am - 10:10pm the following day). I was thinking about going to Lake Como (specifically around Menaggio). However, upon research, I found that it takes almost 3 hours to get there from the airport. That's too far (and I'll be so jetlagged). I eventually found Stresa, which is only a little over an hour from the airport by Alibus.

I read that Stresa is rather touristy and people said Baveno isn't as touristy. Is that true? Also, are there good hiking trails around Baveno (similar to Menaggio)? I am looking to relax in the lake front with some hikings and photography before another red-eye flight. I'm also hoping to experience places that are more "authentic".


Wales, United...
Destination Expert
for Fuerteventura, Istria
Level Contributor
11,025 posts
77 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Is Baveno touristy?

Baveno is quieter than Stresa with a smaller selection of shops and restaurants. July is peak season, will find tourists in both resorts. May be interested in my trip report and photographs:-



2. Re: Is Baveno touristy?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 03 July 2014, 05:16