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Isole Borromee

Italy
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There are three islands, all different in many ways. You can buy a ticket that incudes the boat to... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2017
iceman123EastSussex
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East Sussex
beautiful architecture and landscaping / culture.

romantic, architectural beauty, museum, its all there on the islands. reveals much about the... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

There are three islands, all different in many ways. You can buy a ticket that incudes the boat to all three and entry to the palaces on Isola Bells and Isola Madre. They are well worth visiting.

4  Thank iceman123EastSussex
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

romantic, architectural beauty, museum, its all there on the islands. reveals much about the history of the area in many ways. really a must see for everyone going to the Lago Maggiore.

Thank Ansel P
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

This is the number 1 must do. Ignore the boat “captains” at Stresa ( and the official looking cubicle outside of the main ferry terminal) and other locations who tell you that they are the ones to take you around. The main ferry company (large...More

3  Thank ianatcambridge
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

We took the tour for visiting the 3 islands, Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori. If you visit the islands you have to see Isola Madre and Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori is not the prettiest but ok for eating or having a...More

1  Thank 597miriamd
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

What a palazzo! Incredible wealth and beauty at the villa on Isole Borromme. While we preferred Isola Madre botanical gardens, don't miss these more formal ones. I would definitely skip Isola Pescateri. It was very crowded and nothing special to see.

Thank NCtraveler114
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

I only went to the Isola Bella and Isola Pescateri and enjoyed them both greatly. Spent three hours on Isola Bella first, reasonably priced ticket to get into the palace and the gardens, beautiful paintings collection, gorgeous palace, lots of history - greatly recommend the...More

2  Thank julia_world_boston
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

The famous Isola Bella attracts thousands, the Palazzo itself is interesting but it's the gardens people come to see. Formal gardens, very manicured and stylised, filled with statues. It's almost a case of trying to fit in as many statues as possible. Peacocks wandering around...More

1  Thank cezmund
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Reviewed January 28, 2017

3 small islands, nested in a splendid landscape overseeing the Italian Alps... no cars in the islands... the palace in Isola Bella is awesome and cozy... the gardens in Isola Madre are wonderful... the shops and hotels in Isola dei Pescatori are cute,,,

Thank Flavio_Maria_Rossini
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Reviewed November 11, 2016

There are Different spots to take a boat/ferry to this small Island, Magnificent house with lots of rooms and expertly furnished even has a grotto under it where they used to go when it got hot.The gardens are so lovely and well kept. This place...More

1  Thank JohnO4352
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Reviewed October 18, 2016 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 ....More

1  Thank Carol D
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Response from Umberto V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. You have to take care of the closing period of the amazing places on the Islands. Usually in Autumn and Winter the palaces and gardens are closed even if the free parts are available all the year.
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