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Isola Bella

Isola Bella, Italy
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One of three magical islands on Lake Maggiore, Isola Bella charms visitors with its magnificent Baroque palace and terraced gardens that slope to the lake.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Isola Bella as part of Italian tour and found Lake Maggiore and Isola Bella breathtaking - short boat trip to island, which has fantastic period house to visit and tiny small streets housing exquisite shops and restaurants - the house has stunning gardens with...More

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous looking island with lots of great photo opportunities. Although the pace is closed during winter, if you get the boat to Isola Superiore (Fisherman's Island) you go post and get great views of the palace.

Thank MrMrsHappyR
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our visit to Lake Maggiore's Isola Bella was one of the highlights of our 19-day trip through Italy. We were there in September, and I said over and over that I felt like I was in heaven. I cannot imagine how beautiful the flowers must...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Trust me, you will never see anything like this place. Quite superb. The houseand gardens are nothing short of magnificent. If you go to 1 place on the Lake, this is it.

Thank James186403
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is truly a beautiful mansion and gardens. Not sure why some reviews didn't find this attractive and beautiful. What else have you seen that can top this? You buy a ferry ticket in Stressa, on the lake. Buy one that allows you to go...More

Thank sandiablonde
Reviewed 22 October 2017

What an outstanding place. You could spend a day in the gardens alone - so beautiful. Found the shell rooms really fascinating. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Was in the area with some time on hand, took the boat to the island with the intention of having lunch and chilling. The line for the castle and gardens was not long so I made use of the opportunity and paid a visit, wonderful...More

Thank KAButler2014
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Lush Terraces on rock, rising out of the water, colourful, perfect flower beds and lawns, heavily ornamented with chunky concrete statues. Very colourful, decorative, designed with the liberal use of concrete and stones, plants softened the heavy structure in sections, certainly a memorable garden. Expansive...More

Thank Hitchiker_bear
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Honestly we`ve expected a tourist trap, but it wasn`t. It`s a really nice place to stroll maybe an hour, sit and have a drink or lunch, which by the way was good and not expansive, too. Take the ferry boats. Only I think in Summer...More

1  Thank Roger S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

i was most taken with lovely gardens. The palace tour was very informative and provided historical facts.

Thank breichley
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