Borromean Islands
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Borromean Islands tickets and tours

They look like regal and exotic vessels floating on calm and clear waters. Sprouting up like blooming flowers in the middle of the blue, the Borromean...

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Isola Madre and Isola Bella are both blooming oasis immersed in the blue of Lago Maggiore. They are the most impressive islands in the archi...

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2 days
Available in: English
£ 22
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Isola Bella is a stunning site where recurrent blooming blends with priceless architectural treasures. Founded by Vitaliano VI Borromeo, the...

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a day
Available in: English
£ 14
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Isola Madre is the biggest of the Verbano islands. The green vegetation and the palace rise from the blue water. Isola Madre was the first i...

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a day
Available in: English
£ 12
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Standing on a spur of rock above the southern shores of Lago Maggiore, Rocca D'Angera was the house of the Visconti family before being acqu...

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£ 8
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Isola Madre and Isola Bella are both a blooming oasis immersed in the blue of Lago Maggiore. They used to be the location for the ceremonies...

Duration
a day
Available in: English
£ 19
Gardens & parks

The park of Villa Pallavicino is located on the shores of Lake Maggiore, nestled in one of the most evocative spots in the area. Extended ov...

Duration
a day
Available in: English
£ 8
Gardens & parks

Isola Bella is an extraordinary place, where blooming gardens are intertwined with architectural treasures. The Palace is an architectural w...

Duration
2 days
Available in: English
£ 22
Gardens & parks

Isola Bella is an extraordinary place where blooming gardens intertwine with architectural treasures. The Palace is a Baroque architectural ...

Duration
2 days
Available in: English
£ 27
Cruises and boat tours
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Reach the Borromean Islands from Stresa, in the Piedmont (less than 90 km from Milan), a small town with an enchanting landscape which is al...

Duration
a day
Available in: English
£ 13
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Reach the Borromean Islands from the Piedmont town of Stresa (less than 90 km from Milan), a small town with an enchanting landscape, as wel...

Duration
a day
Available in: English
£ 7
Cruises and boat tours

Reach the Borromean Islands from the Piedmont town of Stresa (less than 90 km from Milan), a small town with enchanting views, as well as th...

Duration
a day
Available in: English
£ 12
Day trips & excursions

Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy in the Lombardy region, internationally famous for its amazing landscapes, its mild climat...

Duration
10 hours
Available in: English
£ 106

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The inside story

They look like regal and exotic vessels floating on calm and clear waters. Sprouting up like blooming flowers in the middle of the blue, the Borromean Islands are a true delight for the eyes. Their history is seven centuries long, but even today they continue to impress with their beauty and uniqueness. Little gems of Lake Maggiore, the Borromeo Islands are located off the coast of Stresa and Pallanza, both of which are in Piedmont, but very close to Lombardy.

Perfect for a fairytale wedding or simply for a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle, the islands are generally available from late March to late October. To visit them you should purchase a ticket and consider booking a guided tour or an audio guide. The options are endless! Transformed from a rock to a flowering oasis, Isola Bella is entirely occupied by the Italian garden of Palazzo Borromeo, a Baroque masterpiece. A unique mansion with valuable furniture and an exceptional botanical garden are the surprises housed by Isola Madre.

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