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This is a beautiful island with some wonderful gardens, very hot, take plenty of water and good... read more

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An incredible palace, immaculately preserved

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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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Isola Bella SNC, 28838, Stresa, Isola Bella, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful island with some wonderful gardens, very hot, take plenty of water and good walking shoes

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Palazzo Borromeo is located on an island off Stresa, with panoramic views from the palace and raised gardens. There is an overwhelming collection of paintings and furniture, all original. The gardens are beautiful, on many levels, with terraces and views across the lake.

Thank mariaben64
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely island with a magnificent palace, beautiful gardens, restaurants , cafes and shops. something for every one

Thank Sue19402014
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not to be missed, allow plenty of time Isola Bella and isola madre should be given half a day each. The palazzos are stunning and the gardens are quite magnificent.

Thank cruiseloverUK2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved visiting the island and palace - as my husband said "a very upmarket national trust property"!

Thank cas354
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Beautiful interior and the gardens are stunning. I really do wish that the house and gardens were included in the boat trip price wise as most people would go there I think. But the extra entrance cost does maybe put some people...More

Thank SKKBmouth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really stunning, both the palace and the gardens, with beautiful views of Lake Maggiore. A complete visit requires at least 2 hours, especially with the informative audio guide (3€ or 2.99€ through a phone app). Worth buying a combined ticket with at least Isola Madre....More

Thank AndrewLa1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The high spot of a stay in stresa and not to be missed.....the guided tour of the palazzo and the impressive gardens have a most interesting history....all maintained to a very high standard..

Thank PhilipOxford
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an island worth visiting so very pretty. Good tip is that some of the stalls on this island sell items slightly cheaper than mainland Stresa. Worth noting if you are buying a gift.

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning classical garden, and the palazzo is out of this world! It's worth going even just for the boat trip across. It really is a very beautiful garden.

Thank MaureenB897
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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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15 November 2015|
Response from ale f |
I advise you to go in spring
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