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Beautiful !

This place takes you into another world ! So peaceful , calming & reflecting ! The walk from the boat to the villa was surprising , secret pathways & gardens all the way . Only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Carol D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place takes you into another world ! So peaceful , calming & reflecting ! The walk from the boat to the villa was surprising , secret pathways & gardens all the way . Only to be met by majestic peacocks on the lawn . Stunning views from the island , try not to miss this trip !

Thank Carol D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Both islands - Madre and Bella are definitely bucket lists especially both gardens. The palazzo on isola Bella has much to see especially the last room - tapestry room - give yourself minimum 3 hours on Isola Bella and 1-2 hrs on Isola Madre. The third island dei Peacatori is not belonged to Borromeo family but it is the best... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were without any word. Amazing place,lovely weather. It's seriously a paradise land on the lake maggiore. You must to visit

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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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

1 Thank ULYSSES9999
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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