Time of year
I was fortunate to visit Isola Bella around about 1958 when I was about 13 years old This was my first trip abroad and have been thousands of miles since but still , I remember my trip to Isola Bella as though it were yesterday. The peacocks, the gardens (and fruit on the…
Iola Bella is the largest of the Islands in Lake Maggiore, privately owned by the Borromeo Family, on which they have a beautiful family home filled with many family treasures and equally beautiful gardens both of which were open and well worth a visit.
This was an unexpected day tour. Loved the options. I did two islands. Plenty of shopping and food to choose from.
Took the short ferry trip from Stressa to this magnificent island in Lake Maggiore. What strikes you instantly as you arrive is the imposing Borromeo Palace.We arrived on the backside of the island and did a bit of walking prior to lunch. All I can say is the food and service…
There's the Palace - which is huse and ornate, with a lot of paintings. And the gardens - formal, adorned with statues and white peacocks. I'd recommend going early or late in the season: in the peak months it gets very crowded. Early October was good: still warm enough to…