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Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori)

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A tiny island, little more than a rock-cliff, which is occupied almost entirely by a small, rustic village with narrow, winding lanes.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although now dominated by restaurants & tourists you can still get a feel for its fishing village past if you take your time & meander the back alley ways

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 1 week ago

this island has not got so many good ratings as the other two, but i just loved it for its narrow quaint lanes , its eateries, the shopping and the chilled out ambience. it reminded me of eat drink love and make merry is what...More

Thank kashmira_v61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can find through this island a place to lunch since you only have restaurants in it and a small Church (Saint Victor Church) . You can easily skip it as there is nothing interesting to do.

Thank Rabih S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful island which is well worth a visit if nothing more than for the stunning photo opportunities you will get on arrival and departure by boat. Unlike the other two islands there is no major attraction to visit, but that is part of the charm....More

Thank Ed1985365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This island was my favorite of the 3 Borromeo islands accessible by ferry from many locations on Lake Maggiore. From funky shops to restaurants and cafes, this destination was fun! Ristorante Verbano and shopping at I Sgarritt with Massimo was too much fun. Quaint, working...More

Thank S W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been today after many years. Beautiful as always. Excellent public boat service. Very pleasant place e to swim. Lots of good smal restaurants and plan es where to have a quality but inexpensive snack

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

We visited the island twice during our recent holiday, once on a Sunday and once during the week. The first time was in the afternoon after visiting Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori was packed. The island itself is beautiful and a lovely place to...More

Thank Tongo79
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

You pay for your boat trip to the islands, then they want 16 Euro per person to view the gardens, even if you don't want to see the palace!! Too full of tawdry gift stalls too, which downgrade the whole place. Honestly, you can see...More

Thank littlerae0fsunshine
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Visited this small island before going on to Isola Bella. It was a Sunday so there were plenty of families out enjoying themselves including swimming. The streets were crowded, very narrow and cobbled so walking was not easy. Totally different to Isola Bella but this...More

Thank CrankyNWEngland
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Pleasant enough place but not a patch on the other two islands. It seems to consist almost entirely of eateries. Church on the hill is worth a quick visit.

Thank ferrocene
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