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Address: Isola Bella, Italy
Phone Number: +39-0323-30556
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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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Private Tour: Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands Boat Trip from Stresa
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Isola Bella Private Tour from Stresa
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Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Ferry Tour from Stresa

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The Beautiful Island.

Isola Bella is well named as it is the home of the lavish Borromee Palace and its equally stunning garden, but after visiting these, there is no need to dash off somewhere else as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Isola Bella is well named as it is the home of the lavish Borromee Palace and its equally stunning garden, but after visiting these, there is no need to dash off somewhere else as the island has more to offer, there are restaurants to dine in, market stalls to browse and the free access areas of the Palace grounds to... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Normally, my husband hates to do castle and garden tours but we both really loved this trip to Isola Bella. The Main castle, owned by the Borromea family - dating back to the 13th or 14th century, is filled with amazing art, gorgeous architecture and lush gardens. It has been meticulously maintained. The boat ride to the island from the... More 

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Lincoln
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a 7/8 minute public ferry journey to the island from Stresa. You get nice views of the gardens as you approach Isola Bella. On disembarking there were absolutely no signs as how to get to the gardens and not unnaturally we turned right in the direction of the gardens but only came to the exit - no entrance. No... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice, but respectively small gardens (though beautiful). i would recommend visiting isole madre only. kids were tired of the palace.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

after boarding a boat for a 15 minute trip we arrived at Isola Bella. The magnificent villa is surrounded by 17 century gardens. Masses of roses, superb statues & fountains make this a garden to remember. There are many stalls selling leather bags & shoes. Prices are very good. The normal souvenirs are also available as well as food &... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lago maggiore is in my opinion one of the most beautiful places on earth. It hosts some really pretty islands such as isola Bella and superiori dei pescatori and beautiful towns like bevano and stresa. The palazzo and gardens on isola Bella are superb.white peacocks wander the gardens as if posing for the cameras.the lake is centrally located to milans... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a boat ride from our hotel to tour this estate and we enjoyed it completely. The history and descriptions provided by the tour guide made the visit very interesting. The beautiful rooms, artwork and gardens were just lovely to see and photograph. It was very relaxing as well, no urgency to move quickly and no pressure to buy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Isola Bella why in Stresa and were blown away by the beauty and history. It's a short boat ride from Stresa to the island. You disembark the boat and begin a tour of the palace. We were in awe of the beauty from the paintings to the tapestries to the architecture. You get to see how a nobleman... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is really Isola Bella. The most beautiful island on Lake Maggiore. This is a island for every romantic soul. Beautiful garden, nice palace. It was first time when we saw white peacocks. They are accustomed to visitors they are not afraid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap and easy to get to by the regular public ferry; don't be caught out by the expensive ticket touts offering private trips / tours. A beautiful island dominated by the striking Palazzo and it's magnificent gardens. Several restaurants / bars to choose from. A must see if you are in Stresa or touring round the lake.

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