Reach the three Borromee Islands from Stresa, a small town with an enchanting panorama less than 90 km from Milan, and the most convenient point to reach the Borromee Islands by the lake.
Isola Madre is located in the middle of the gulf and houses a magnificent Renaissance palace, surrounded by one of the oldest and most important gardens in Italy. The mild climate of the island has allowed over the centuries to create a wonderful botanical garden with subtropical varieties, rare species of camellias, azaleas, and rhododendrons.
Isola Pescatori is the most picturesque of the islands and owes its name to the activity of its inhabitants. Its charm is given by the characteristic small houses and branches of small streets. In addition to the typical local craft shops on the island, you can taste delicious lake fish dishes in the renowned restaurants and taverns.
Isola Bella is entirely occupied by the Italian-style garden of the Borromeo Palace, a Baroque masterpiece suspended over the waters of Lake Maggiore.