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Isola Bella

Isola Bella, Italy
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Type: Islands, Castles, Historic Sites
Owner description: One of three magical islands on Lake Maggiore, Isola Bella charms visitors with its magnificent Baroque palace and terraced gardens that slope to the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My partner an I had came to a wedding in stressa. On the sat. Had a lovely day. So on the Sunday decided to get the ferry over to the islands. But we never expected what we found an saw. It was like a magical garden. So pretty. Lovely flowers. Trees. Birds an gorgeous peacocks We had never seen white... More

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

One of the best days in our lake visit. Such a beautiful day. beautiful gardens and wonderfuls restaurants. Don't forget this stop much nicer than many other places been too around europe.

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Cleveland
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We almost opted out of this leg of the islands tour because it was our first full day in Italy and we were beat. That would have been a huge mistake. The island is beautiful, from the plantings to the buildings to the wildlife roaming around adding an enchanting air to the experience. It may have been my favorite of... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

it's our third time in Isola Bella. It's just so beautiful as before with amazing views. The palace is full with art, antiques and history. Only negative, the italian guards were annoying to my wife, meanwhile everybody could take pictures or videos; my wife talked back to them in English then these guards stop being annoying to her. Apparently if... More

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Canberra Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What a lovely place. The Palace itself is OK, but that's not the main attraction. The garden is magnificent and huge. The white peacock is beautiful. Have lunch in the garden restaurant overlooking the lake, absolute magic.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
36 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited 3 or 4 Italian mansions on our Italian trip but this was fair away the best, being an island certainly helps make this place special. The garden are stunning, we were so lucky as it was a beautiful day. There are several cafes and restaurants for lunch/ drinks etc. Top tip - when visiting the house take advantage... More

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited the island last week, whilst staying in Stresa. It proved to be a fascinating and truly worthwhile visit. The approach from the water is as magical as the place itself. We started our visit in the palace which featured lovely rooms with many surprises. The history of the rooms were well displayed and we could explore at ease... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We first visited this Palazzo and gardens 10 years ago and it still has the power to wow you. Yet another island and home belonging to the Borromeo family the sumptuous interiors and amazing grottos are a wonder to behold. Particularly the seven sided blue salon where we were told Mussolini, Cheval and Ramsay McDonald met in an ill fated... More

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Ottawa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The 16th century Borromean palace with its luxurious garden is worth to see. A pleasant half day tour.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A big plus of staying in Stresa is being able to take short boat rides to the borromean islands, and to view this island at night across the water with its various levels all lit up is like seeing some giant theatre organ on the lake.Our day time visit was a on a warm and sunny day perfect for slowly... More

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