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Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori)

Italy
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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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  • Average17%
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"isola dei pescatori"
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"fishing village"
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"day trippers"
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"small church"
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"tourist shops"
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"couple of hours"
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"walk around"
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"tacky souvenirs"
in 2 reviews
"sea glass"
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"great meal"
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"taxi boat"
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"narrow lanes"
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"pasta"
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"few hours"
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"small boat"
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"lovely restaurants and shops"
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"nooks and crannies"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 5 May 2018

We found the island very busy. That island was part of a three-island boat ticket: Madre-Pescatori-Bella, so we stopped and had lunch there. But if you are in a rush, you can skip it without any problem

Thank Jmacq92
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

It’s difficult not to agree with the many reviews that mention the touristy feel to this island that is only about 8 minutes by boat from Stresa. The walk that’s accessible along the waterfront is an almost constant string of restaurants and stores selling merchandise...More

Thank SWN
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Its very scenic and beautiful. Lots a nice restaurants overlooking the lake. But you can't spend more than a day. Good for a day trip, max an overnight stay.

Thank 444lipa
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Visited this island after a tour of Isola Bella. We were told that it’s inhabited but less than 100 people. Small, charming and interesting the island has a number of restaurants and gift shops. There is a very old chapel too. Though most of the...More

Thank jacer2003
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Totally worth it for a lovely little boat ride & a walk around the island and streets. The docking side is packed with tourists and the things that go with tourists, but the rest of it is quiet and relaxed and nice. 10 minutes to...More

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Great island to have a wander around. Only small but great to spend a few hours admiring the views of the lake and alps in the distance. Some nice restaurants and little shops. Lots of pleasant seating areas to sit and enjoy the sun and...More

Thank MrMrsHappyR
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