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Palazzo Borromeo

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Address: Stresa, Isola Bella, Italy
Phone Number: 100
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Amazing Villa

We just went to this island and we were blown away with the opulent villa which apparently still belongs to the Borromeo family. So much to see, such glitz and glamour in every... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just went to this island and we were blown away with the opulent villa which apparently still belongs to the Borromeo family. So much to see, such glitz and glamour in every room. And the gardens!!!!! Truly a magnificent property and well worth the money to get there.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting the island was one of the reasons we booked for stresa, it didn't disappoint, beautiful. The route around the gardens was well thought out, didn't feel we missed out on any vista or plant. Although there were lots of boats dropping off visitors off, we didn't feel crowded or rushed. (Although remembering which company boat dropped you off is... More 

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Weiser, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a true "Fantasy Island"! Getting a glimpse into such a cultured lifestyle. Thankfully the family and Italy have set aside the surroundings for the "regular" public to enjoy. The archaic true and artwork are of course stunning, the gardens serene. After our tour, our group visited Fisherman's island for a typical lunch and perusal of the obligatory souvenir... More 

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great location, wonderful to see even before you reach the island. Once inside you will have an enjoyable viewing of how people used to live. The gardens too are not to be missed, watch for the white peacocks.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Indoor artwork is amazing and the gardens are incredibly beautiful! We had lunch at the nearby fishermen's island, which was also quaint and had good food.

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Thank Lisa C
Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This palace/castle is covering almost a whole little island in lake maggiore. The architecture is odd, but nice and each room has (or used to have) a unique purpose. The "grottos" are one nice example of this. Apart from the castle itself its garden offers a good view over lake maggiore. After the visit in the castle and garden you... More 

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rochester, kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of our holiday highlights, but was nothing remarkable - the palace was much like any other -there were two or three fabulous rooms, but then many others that did very little for us. And, even in September early in the morning, it was very busy, and difficult to get in some rooms because of the tours being... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit this place since over 20 years and we go there every 2 years to enjoy this amazing park and this stunning architecture Absolutely charming

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting this island, the palazzo and especially the gardens is worth while. Take a nice boat tour from Stresa or Baveno.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Built for his wifes enjoyment...this is a palace set on a tiny island on Lake Maggiore . It is quite beautiful and very easy access from La Stresa

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