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The grounds and Palace were stunning! You also get to see the bed that Napoleon slept in. Money... read more

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It is a beautiful place. It is worth the visit. In summer may be too crowded ( i was said) but in... read more

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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Isola Bella SNC, 28838, Stresa, Isola Bella, Italy
+39 0323 30556
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a beautiful place. It is worth the visit. In summer may be too crowded ( i was said) but in October it was perfect. It is not cheap but you can take great photos!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paid a quick visit to this famous palazzo, but should have stayed longer! The garden with its famous theatre called, set with terraces all well cultivated.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sara C
Reviewed 28 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yas46
Reviewed 27 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rick L
Reviewed 23 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 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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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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