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In 1670 Count Vitaliano Borromeo decided to turn a rock awash in the middle of the lake into a “place of delights”. It took four centuries to complete this magnificent work that includes Palazzo Borromeo and its scenic gardens. The tour of the house...more
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The grounds and Palace were stunning! You also get to see the bed that Napoleon slept in. Money, money and more money! Just don't use Insight Vacations to get there. They don't respect their customers. Anyone else will do.
The four-storey palace is a typical example of Lombard Baroque architecture encompassing elegant plasterwork, terrazzo floors, views across the lake, artwork, and grottos.
Upon entering you encounter a grand sweeping staircase lined with the crests of famous Italian families which have become related to the...More
The palace, the gardens and the setting have to be among the most lovely in all of Italy. This history behind this island is one of love and devotion. The palace is one of my favorite palaces as it's bright and airy, my favorite room...More
While in Stresa, we took a Stresa Tours excursion to the Palace and gardens at Isola Bella on Lago Maggiore. The Borromeo family built this extraordinary palace over the course of four centuries sparing no expense. The palace is lavish with its soaring ceilings, Venetian...More
I was lucky enough to visit this Palace and had a guide who explained everything inside in details.
Loved all the portraits, dancing salon, the walls and each minimum details in this place.
The garden is well maintained and the peacocks as well are so...More
We bought the special price ticket which allowed us to visit the palaces on Isola Bella, Madre and the castle Rocca di Angera and Parc Villa Pallavicino for only 31 Euros for each adult. Definitely worth saving the money as each were worth visiting. The...More
This is a MUST DO while in Stresa. The Palace is very well maintained but is not too dissimilar than any Palazzo of its time...though the location is special. The Garden is what is special. We were there in October so some of the flowers...More
Amazingly beautiful, historic and breathtaking! Every room and every painting have their stories detailed if you love to know their history. Would recommend going early with a guide since it's too huge to get the details by yourself.
The island is hardly wheelchair accessible. The are some ramps going up from the private boat peer. And with regular boatservice you will be able to visit the main street. However most establishments aswell as the palace and... More
The island is hardly wheelchair accessible. The are some ramps going up from the private boat peer. And with regular boatservice you will be able to visit the main street. However most establishments aswell as the palace and gardens (which will recuire you to take a flight of stairs up,than down, than up again and down again aswell as three different levels in the gardens (only stairways)) are not very accessible.