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Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori)

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A tiny island, little more than a rock-cliff, which is occupied almost entirely by a small, rustic village with narrow, winding lanes.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful, interesting place this little island is. You can really see how the fishermen of the lake, and their families would have lived in days gone by. There is a tiny museum on the island which gives an insight of how they all...More

Thank MarianneMou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stresa is a wonderful resort with Isola dei Pescatori, Isola Madre Isola Bella and Isola Superiore amongst the attractions which can be visited by a cruise from the Imbarcadero.

Thank M V
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This “Fishermans Island” is one of 3 islands on Lake Maggiore known as the Borromean Islands. The Borromean Islands are a group of three small islands and two islets in the Italian part of Lago Maggiore, located in the western arm of the lake, between...More

Thank DemiHale1
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We enjoyed our visit .Took the summer boat from Baveno .Quick and a fair price . Lots of good bars and restaurants .Still manages to have a lived on feel . Just ! Just wandering looking at the vistas was appealing enough . Some decent...More

Thank lorenzo01
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Reached by ferry a traditional Italian island village , narrow winding cobbled streets , great choice of eating places for pasta , pizza and ice cream

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Visited as second of the three islands. Lively fishing orientated little island, full of little restaurants, some hotels, small shops and above all great views. Good for a couple of hours. You can stay in one of the hotels but would advise to book in...More

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

A lovely and quaint island to stroll around. There's not much to do here other than that, but who cares. It is beautiful, idyllic and quaint. We came at the start of May and there went so many tourists turn either, although the market stalls...More

Thank Birmingham79
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The smallest of the three Borromean islands and the only one not a museum. Quaint and touristy only a few hundred meters long loaded with places to eat drink and buy souveniers. Ferries come and go all the time so stay away from restaurants by...More

Thank David-Miriam-Cohen
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Plenty of cafes and restaurants, but plenty of tourists as well. Nothing much to do there, except for eating and shopping for tacky souvenirs. Worth a short stop, but it is much better to save this time for Isola Bella or Isola Madre, two real...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped off for lunch using the hop on hop off ferry. It was nice to see the village beneath the tourist shops and restaurants. Had an excellent lunch at Trattoria Embarcardo.

Thank Patricia D
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