Let's start in Stresa's main pedestrian square, Piazza Cadorna. Luigi Cadorna wasan Italian politician and General.and was born in the nearby town of Pallanza. He devised the Cadorna Line, a defensive "line" which was built to protect the area around Milan and Bergamo from a hypothetical attack from Germany through neutral Switzerland, or from a possible invasion by Switzerland. It took 5 years to build between 1911 and 1916 and parts of it can still be seen today, particularly above Verbania. In Piazza Cadorna you can enjoy a drink or a meal at one of the many cafés and bars.
|Via A.M. Bolongaro|
|Via Principessa Margherita|
|Via P. Canonica|
I hope you've enjoyed our look at the people behind the names of Stresa's streets and squares. Let us know if you would like to hear more about Stresa's history!
Sources I used for this post are: Le Tre Marie Bolongaro, Stresa: Borgo Millenario, Museo del Paesaggio, Alpine Troops Association and Scenari.
Sarah, Viaggi Tomassucci