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Isole Borromee

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LOVELY ISLAND WITH A SPLENDID PALACE.

The Borromeo Palace was very impressive to visit. The most amazing part of the palace was the seven room grotto that was constructed with small pieces of beautiful stone, Also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Borromeo Palace was very impressive to visit. The most amazing part of the palace was the seven room grotto that was constructed with small pieces of beautiful stone, Also, the palace has a beautiful garden. Overall, this is the best of the Borromean Islands and the best place to see in Baveno

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The three islands in Lago Maggiore, just in front of the village of Stresa, are some of those sites one ahould go in someone's life. Mouth opening all around, well kept, splendorous, the three have their own identities, and the boat service to them is just fine. Not to miss, even in august!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We spent half the day out on the Islands. The trip out was tranquil and as you arrive to the Islands your left it awe of these little villages. There are few streets but they're really worth walking. The gardens on Isola Bella in Palace Borromeo are fabulous and I do definitely recommend that you take your time and absorb... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Nice to spend the morning spring just admiring the beautiful garden that is well kept and lotsa of blooming flowers!

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Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This was a very sad and disappointing experience as everything we went to see was closed tight. I look forward to returning in late spring!

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Excellent location to go off-season. There are two or three island to visit, they are a few minute by boat apart. These island live between today and the times of nobility, the castles and buildings are simply amazing for architecture, art and botanical gardens. Excellent locations to eat in Isola Superiore (Isola dei Pescatori) And the tricky part: - The... More 

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Pisa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Although the palace on Bella is stunning particularly the domed ceiling and the lower ground rooms which were used in the summer as they are cooler, if you like gardens Madre is prettier as Bella has a more gothic theme which although impressive is not as attractive as the colourful gardens of its sister island.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Good for some tourist buys and gelato. We walked around while waiting for our ferry. Fun little shops and treats.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

One of three tiny Islands measuring 300 x 400 metres pushing through the sparkling waters of Lake Maggiore. In 1632 this barren and rocky outcrop underwent a massive construction project when Carlos III of the rich and powerful Borromee dynasty began building a castle dedicated to his wife Isabella D'Adda, from whom the island gets its name. It was his... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

You cannot visit lake maggiore and don't take time to visit those fantastic island. We took the lido 2000 boat in stresa (very very nice guys that allowed us to leave our luggage into the ticket shop, to let us visit the islands without issues), and started visiting Isola dei Pescatori. This is the smallest island, very nice, here I... More 

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