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Isola Bella

Isola Bella, Italy
+39 0323 30556
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“borromeo family” (23 reviews)
“over the top” (14 reviews)
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Isola Bella, Italy
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"borromeo family"
in 23 reviews
"beautiful island"
in 27 reviews
"over the top"
in 14 reviews
"borromeo palace"
in 13 reviews
"audio guide"
in 12 reviews
"boat trip"
in 16 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 10 reviews
"three islands"
in 15 reviews
"white peacock"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 7 reviews
"borromean islands"
in 17 reviews
"few minutes"
in 9 reviews
"water taxi"
in 6 reviews
"peacocks roaming"
in 5 reviews
"spectacular gardens"
in 5 reviews
"throne room"
in 5 reviews
"full bloom"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this island is beautiful and very family friendly. You take a small boat taxi from stresa to the island....there is shopping and places to eat. My kids favorite thing to see is the white peacocks. and all the flowers and fountains

2  Thank Heather B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Isola Bella is one of Italy's hidden gems! When getting off you see the beautiful buildings and the garden, what is hidden behind a plain exterior is the palace that takes up the majority of the Island. In this palace there are famous pantings, stories...More

1  Thank lxaest
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning island. Beautiful palace and beautiful gardens. Audio guide available to give you thr history of the place. Easy to navigate your way around the palace and gardens. A must see when visiting the area. Watch out for the staff in the gift shop...More

1  Thank meinirann
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very popular destination. The island is small and gets very crowded. It is still worth a visit. The Palace is very ornate. It has about 70 rooms. I found the grotto rooms to be the most interesting. The gardens are nice.

Thank charles6346
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After two hours on Isola Madre, we continued on the boat to Isola Bella and passed by very atmospheric Isola dei Pescatore. Well, I thought that Isola Madre is paradise on Earth, but we have not seen the Baroque Gardens of Isola Bella yet... The...More

3  Thank Noraatc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to catch the ferry a few blacks from our hotel. It was about 16 Euro. A short but sweet boat ride to the island. We shop at the push cart vendors then choose a nice place for lunch. Great service but the...More

Thank Momto3boyz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased the all day ferry pass and hopped on and off all day! We enjoyed the tour of the palace and all its history but loved the grounds! Just beautiful with all the flowers and birds especially the white peacocks

1  Thank Patricia D
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful island, really lovely. Amazing garden BUT: pay attention to the Caffetteria Della Torre (located in palace’ garden) - service charge is €1.5 per person, and it’s written very small on the menu. Always good to know...

1  Thank Greg_cool_les_vac
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

If you can't find something to peak your interest here I don't know what will. Whether your interests lean towards art, architecture, Italian history, World History, botany, horticulture or even ornithology (white peacocks!!) you will not be disappointed with a visit here. There is so...More

3  Thank R2sNYN
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

The Borromeo palace on Isola Bella is one of the most remarkable palaces we were given to see. The lake and mountains create a stunning environment for a building which is highly elaborate architecture-wise and very, very rich inside: paintings, pieces of furniture, sculptures, tapestries....More

1  Thank Jmacq92
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Dulki
30 May 2018|
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Response from fchan100 | Reviewed this property |
No closing time and u can even stay in one of the hotels, of course there is a last ferry each day
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Nukewaste
19 May 2018|
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Response from fchan100 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. They offer different options but the frequency maybe less.
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