Stresa, Italy
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Climate & Best time to visit Stresa

Climate in Piedmont:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
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D Dec

Best time to visit Stresa:

Plains and Valleys:

  • Summers (June to August) are warm to hot, with temperatures ranging from 25-30°C (77-86°F) on average.
  • Winters (December to February) are cold, with temperatures often dropping below freezing, especially at night.
  • Spring and fall offer milder temperatures, around 15-20°C (59-68°F), and some variability.

Alpine and Mountainous Areas:

  • Summers are cooler due to higher elevations, with temperatures ranging from 15-25°C (59-77°F) during the day.
  • Winters are cold and snowy, suitable for winter sports enthusiasts.
  • Spring and fall can be unpredictable with temperature variations and occasional snowfall at higher altitudes.

Money & Prices

Currency in Italy:

Euro (EUR)

How expensive is a trip to Stresa?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
14.42 USD
Fast food meal:
10.40 USD
Mid-range meal:
28.48 USD
Bottle of water:
0.31 USD
Soft drink:
2.80 USD
1.83 USD
Local Beer:
5.33 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
2.19 USD
Taxi - 1km:
2.30 USD
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Cash vs Card, Tipping

While major credit cards like Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, smaller establishments may prefer cash payments. It's a good idea to have a mix of both cash and cards, especially when exploring different regions in Italy.

ATMs, known as "bancomat" in Italian, are readily available in cities, towns, and tourist areas. They are usually found in banks, at post offices, and in commercial areas. However, in rural or remote areas, the availability of ATMs might be more limited, so it's advisable to carry sufficient cash in such situations.

Tipping is not obligatory or expected as much as in some other countries. However, rounding up the bill or leaving a small tip, especially in restaurants or cafes where service charge isn't included, is appreciated. It's common to round up the total or leave about 5-10% of the bill as a gesture of appreciation for good service.

General information

Italy general information:

Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)
  • Type L (Italian 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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