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Isola Bella

Isola Bella, Italy
+39 0323 30556
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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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Isola Bella, Italy
+39 0323 30556
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

nice, but respectively small gardens (though beautiful). i would recommend visiting isole madre only. kids were tired of the palace.

1  Thank Geshembo
Reviewed 10 July 2016

after boarding a boat for a 15 minute trip we arrived at Isola Bella. The magnificent villa is surrounded by 17 century gardens. Masses of roses, superb statues & fountains make this a garden to remember. There are many stalls selling leather bags & shoes....More

2  Thank Lois P
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Lago maggiore is in my opinion one of the most beautiful places on earth. It hosts some really pretty islands such as isola Bella and superiori dei pescatori and beautiful towns like bevano and stresa. The palazzo and gardens on isola Bella are superb.white peacocks...More

2  Thank David H
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We took a boat ride from our hotel to tour this estate and we enjoyed it completely. The history and descriptions provided by the tour guide made the visit very interesting. The beautiful rooms, artwork and gardens were just lovely to see and photograph. It...More

1  Thank NH G G
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Isola Bella why in Stresa and were blown away by the beauty and history. It's a short boat ride from Stresa to the island. You disembark the boat and begin a tour of the palace. We were in awe of the beauty from...More

1  Thank KBD87
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

It is really Isola Bella. The most beautiful island on Lake Maggiore. This is a island for every romantic soul. Beautiful garden, nice palace. It was first time when we saw white peacocks. They are accustomed to visitors they are not afraid.

1  Thank VioletGr
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Cheap and easy to get to by the regular public ferry; don't be caught out by the expensive ticket touts offering private trips / tours. A beautiful island dominated by the striking Palazzo and it's magnificent gardens. Several restaurants / bars to choose from. A...More

1  Thank DavidSB
Reviewed 28 June 2016

A little jewel in Lake Maggiore, Isola Bella is mainly dominated by the Palace and gardens visited by both Napoleon , who did not leave a good impression , and by princess Diana and Charles back in the 80's when they still were trying g...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Isola Bella is a beautiful small island. Hence the name, I guess. The people are cheerful and up beat, and there is a lo to see and do. Don't miss the Palazzo Borromeo, it is fantastic.

Thank Love2taketripsUSA
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Isola Bella is a wonderful little island on Lake Maggiore, easily reached from the lake shore by boat in about ten minutes. The Island is basically the Borromeo family home (a palace which you can take a guided tour around), and lush well kept gardens...More

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21 October 2017|
Response from MurfandMurf | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't reply earlier, I must have misplaced the "notice" from TripAdvisor. And sorry, I don't have the answer for the leather store.
Barbara G
24 January 2016|
Response from MurfandMurf | Reviewed this property |
My apologies for not answering. I'm obviously not getting notices when questions are posed - I need to fix that on my end I'm sure. We toured via water taxi from one of the hotels along the shore.