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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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Beautiful island to have a wander around or even swim in the lake there! Didn't visit the gardens but they looked lovely when we peeked in!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful island to have a wander around or even swim in the lake there! Didn't visit the gardens but they looked lovely when we peeked in!

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It's so easy and fun to get to this island. Avoid the tourist clutter and head to the palazzo and gardens first before the crowds. The architecture, paintings, and furnishings are gorgeous and the gardens are stunning and photogenic. The cafè in the far right corner out back is nice and you can sit and people-watch. Plan on a half-day... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Isola Bella had a beautifully restored mansion with original furnishings. Great for enthusiasts of that period. Crazy puppet collection. Also on the island is a throng of tourist stars and shops. Recommend get a multi island ticket. We were able to see all both islands in 4 hours.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Worth a good half day to experience the island, palace and gardens, not to mention the boat trip, beers, coffees and ice creams.Walk to the port/ station and get a return ticket , boats leave at half past everything and return - From a different point from where you land! - equally frequently. A great use of not too much... More 

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Brixen im Thale, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It`s certainly a pleasure to be there. But not necessarily in July - the gardens have not much to offer then, it`s crowdy all over... and hot! The best time is April-May.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A scenic ferry ride away, step travel back 400 years to an island retreat that is serenely beautiful. Well worth the entry fee. The grotto apartments are incredible and the gardens a photo at every turn. Go first thing in the morning and you will have the palace to yourself for the first hour. Be sure to make time for... More 

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Puerto Rico, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lake Maggiore is divided in half between two regions of Italy, Lombardy and Piedmont, and is famous for its Borromean Islands. The best-known and worth a visit, it is surely Isola Bella (Piedmont lakeside) where you can see Palazzo Borromeo and its lovely gardens The palace is in Baroque style, richly decorated with tapestries and Flemish tapestries. There are also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Amazing, beautiful place. Inside of palace is huge and has lots of beautiful ceilings and pietra dura cabinets. Also wonderful grotto rooms with shells on the floors, walls and ceilings. Garden spectacular and theatrical. Need about 3 hours to see the inside of the palace and garden properly. I did it in 2 hours but it was a rush and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

After few minutes sailing by boat (not sure about prize) I got to the most beautiful garden I ever saw... Botanic garden on island is visible from long distance and offers much space to spend all your day in there. You have to pass through the palace (price per person was 12 € in group of 18 people), which is... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were staying for four days in Pallanza & this was top of our "must see" list! We had been slightly worried by some reviews about the massive crowds & were concerned that this could spoil things. We made the decision to get an early ferry & were on Isola Bella well before 9 a.m. so could enjoy the beauty... More 

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Address: Isola Bella, Italy
Phone Number: +39-0323-30556
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore

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