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Palazzo Borromeo

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Loved our tour of this Palazzo especially the Grotto -which was totally unique to me and I’m a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carolyn C
New York City, New York

We caught boat across to palazzo .Was worth every penny absolutely stunning palace and gardens a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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“lake maggiore”(58 reviews)
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Isola Bella SNC, 28838, Stresa, Isola Bella, Italy
+39 0323 30556
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All reviews beautiful palace lake maggiore over the top guided tour small island other islands boat trip well worth the visit isola madre visiting stresa three islands amazing views sunny day beautiful place peacocks statues grotto
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved our tour of this Palazzo especially the Grotto -which was totally unique to me and I’m a palace enthusiast! Easy boat ride to the island . Give yourself at least 45 minutes to 1 hour for the palazzo and 30 minutes for the gardens....More

Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 2 days ago

After all the hype of people saying it was one of the best gardens in the World to visit I only found the visit a rather disappointing experience. The tour of the Palace was interesting with one or two really good highlights the guide was...More

Thank Geoffreysm1th
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We caught boat across to palazzo .Was worth every penny absolutely stunning palace and gardens a must visit .

Thank nipsWrexham
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most beautiful building on this island, and still lived in by a family member, the Italianate garden was amazing, with views across to Stresa, cafe and shop expensive, and try to go later in the day to avoid tours.

1  Thank janechater
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the usual trip to the islands and paid what I thought was a steep entrance fee. However the islands are wonderful, the houses interesting (especially if you like old paintingd and puppets) and the gardens are stunning.

1  Thank alancornwall2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an hour tour in English explaining the details of the palace. The palace is beautiful and so well maintained. Every room seemed to have something unique and worth admiring. The well manicured gardens add to the beauty of this property. We spent 45...More

1  Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must to visit while staying on Lake Maggiore. Very beautiful and a huge villa to visit. But it is very busy and it is best to go late morning as most of the trip boats seem to make this their first stop...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds brimming with a huge variety of plants. A lovely palace and stunning views. So much to enjoy!

Thank Gillian K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend the visit especially seeing the gardens and views. Felt a little pricy as you have to pay for the boat trip across to the island as well.

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beats anything we have visited at National Trust and wonderful gardens. Accessed by passenger ferry from Stresa

Thank Graham M
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Dean A
7 August 2018|
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Response from Isole_Borromee | Property representative |
Hi Dean, after booking you will receive a voucher with a QR code via email and you can choose to print it or to show on your mobile/device at the entrance of the Palace. Enjoy your visit!
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Karen M
25 December 2017|
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Response from justgotravel | Reviewed this property |
They close for the season in the fall.
26 January 2016|
Response from omesteef | Reviewed this property |
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
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