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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 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went for a quick break to Lago Maggiore in the beginning of November 2018. the Isola dei Pescatori was the only one of the three Borromei islands fully open to the public, and it did not disappoint. Rustic, winding mini alleys...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandro S
Reviewed 12 November 2018

The only island on Lake Maggiore to have been continuously inhabited since the 10th century. Distinctive features of its ancient little village are narrow lanes with characteristic two-storey houses, with long balconies traditionally used for drying fish. Today the island’s inhabitants earn their living mainly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed 28 October 2018

If you do the 3 islands visit, which is wonderful, you can organise your time to have lunch here as the middle island to visit. The island you can walk around in 20 minutes, through the little cobbled streets but a great choice of restaurants...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yas46
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The local tourist info promotes this place as part of the must-see island visits, but this one only has restaurants and some places to stay on it. If that is what you want to do, go ahead. Otherwise stay on the ferry and go to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 19 October 2018

If you like dining out and you like fish this charming Little and I mean little island in Lake Maggiore is a must to visit. It only takes about 15 minute to walk around but it has lots of super restaurants the majority overlooking the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Geoffreysm1th
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This is one of the stops on the boats that hurry to and fro on lake Maggiore. It is very small and only consists of restaurants and coffee shops and some lovely views as you want round. Its a great place to stop for lunch.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We did a trip here by ferry to visit both Isola Bella and Isola die Pescatori. It was a great day out. In fact we actually preferred this island to the larger one Isola Bella. Unless you visit the palace in which case the other...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lesleym806
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Also called Isola Superiore and Fisherman’s Island, this is the main island on Lago Maggiore, connected by regular ferry service to Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Speza, and Carciano. It is a village of narrow alleys filled with shops, trattorias, restaurants, and pizzerias. People here are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Doug J
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We took a trip from Stresa to the Island of the fishermen by a local boat. We passed the other two islands. When we got to the fishermen’s Island it gave a great impression of a tightly fit community with narrow streets, Fishermans nets hanging...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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