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Palazzo Borromeo

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Address: Stresa, Isola Bella, Italy
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Visiting Isola Bella is worth the boat trip. This island (in the shape of a large ship) houses the summer palace of the famous and extremely rich Borromeos. In the summer they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Isola Bella is worth the boat trip. This island (in the shape of a large ship) houses the summer palace of the famous and extremely rich Borromeos. In the summer they occupy the top floors of the palazzo with their whole family. But that doesn't mean you can't visit the rooms on the 'ground floor' and the 'cellars'. Upstairs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Gourgeous park laid out on a formerly lifeless island. Beautiful palace. Stunning views despite crowds of people walking around. You should also visit the botanical garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

Nothing to say...really impressive garden and Palace...the view from inside is amazing and the garden is very romantic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

European history is remote when you live in NZ until you visit a place like this. Fascinating insight as to the powers that moulded and influenced modern Europe. Easy to be distracted yet fully engaged in this beautiful place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

We visited on a rainy day and spent about two hours in the palace and 20 minutes in the gardens. We wished we would have had better weather for the gardens but it was still a nice experience. Two things make this palace special: 1) It has remained in the same family for over 500 years so much of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Our visit to Stresa this year enabled us to take the short boat trip to the Borromeo islands and what a treat that was.The largest of these Isola Barromee featuring the Palazzo Borromeo.On a wonderfully sunny day the gardens must surely be the the closest thing to paradise.The holiday experience including our stay in the Las Palma hotel in Stresa... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

We were caught up in between two tours - so it can be busy. However the building and its decor is stunning and the garden is beautiful. Easily reached from Stresa by ferry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Despite bad weather, our visit to Isola Bella was excellent. We were lucky to read that October 23 was the last day the site is open. And what we saw in the palace and the garden really exceeded our expectations. We've been to many palaces and gardens in several European countries, and Isola Bella is among the best. We were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

we took the boat trip to the islands with a couple of Italian friends, what a lovely day. each of the threes islands are different, all are beautiful and well worth the visit. take your time as you stroll around, enjoy the location and the sights, but keep your eye on the boat timetable!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We took s public boat to Isola Bella, although private transportation service is more frequent. As there is a nice playground closed to the boat stop, kids were busy while waiting. It takes about 7 to 10 minutes from Stress to get to Isola Bella. We paid about 40 Eur for tickets (2 adults, 2 kid 9 years old, 3... More 

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