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Address: Isola Bella, Italy
Phone Number: +39-0323-30556
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Description: One of three magical islands on Lake Maggiore, Isola Bella charms visitors...
One of three magical islands on Lake Maggiore, Isola Bella charms visitors with its magnificent Baroque palace and terraced gardens that slope to the lake.
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Isola Madre and Isola Bella are one of the most beautiful islands to visit while you are around the Laggo Maggiore. The gardens are beautiful with plants coming from different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Isola Madre and Isola Bella are one of the most beautiful islands to visit while you are around the Laggo Maggiore. The gardens are beautiful with plants coming from different countries around the world and the palaces worth visiting You can get the ferry to visit different islands in one day If you do not have enough time make sure... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

we have just last week been on our second visit to Isola Bella. This is a wonderful island , you begin by a short boat ride acroos from Stressa or Braveno to get there.The palace is beautiful lots to see inc. wonderful views across the lake.Napoleon stayed here with Josephine.In 1935 world leaders came here to sign a treaty.there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We visited Isola Bella as a part of our tour and were worth every penny. It is one of the Borromean Islands of Lago Maggiore in north Italy and is accessible from the lakeside town of Stresa. The tour of the castle is worth doing and it talks about the constructions, Borromeo family and the different eras you will see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We took one of the little motor taxis from Baveno, where we were staying, to Isola Bella. And "Bella" it certainly is .... It was quite crowded, given that we went on a weekday in August, but not unmanageable. The first rooms are not particularly well done - you are bundled through a series of small rooms, intensely hung with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Three three islands off Stressa in Lake Maggiori are all tourist traps. Jam packed with shops selling junk made on China. When we went it was hot and humid. Couldn't wait for the boat back to the shore.

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Subotica, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

50 minutes by boat from Verbania. On the Isola Bella is a summer palace of Savoy family. Magnificent place with the beautiful scenery for taking photographs. The weather on the day of my visit was not so good, but I assure you that this place is worth visiting.

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The prevailing theme here is 19th century bling, courtesy of the earlier descendants of the Borromeo family. The house is one big romantic conceit; the gardens are pure Chelsea Flower show. It's worth a boat trip from Stresa. Guidebooks describe it as packed in summer, but it was all perfectly manageable when we went on a Friday in high season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit it does have a few shops and stalls that sell goods, but we also went around the house and visited the breath taking gardens, they really are a wonderful sight to see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Quick ferry ride from Stresa with very beautiful grounds and palace to explore. Enjoy the surrounding beauty of Lago Maggiore.

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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

You can walk round the village for free but it's well worth the entrance fee to see the house and grounds. They are so ornate with white peacocks roaming round the garden We had coffee and cake whilst there and it was quire reasonably priced. Which was a pleasant surprise. There are quite a few stairs both indoors and out... More 

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