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Isole Borromee

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Lake Maggiore Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pick Up
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ISOLA BELLA would have to be 1 of the best little Islands in the whole world

There are Different spots to take a boat/ferry to this small Island, Magnificent house with lots of rooms and expertly furnished even has a grotto under it where they used to go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2016
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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

There are Different spots to take a boat/ferry to this small Island, Magnificent house with lots of rooms and expertly furnished even has a grotto under it where they used to go when it got hot.The gardens are so lovely and well kept. This place is a must to see and it is resonantly price. There are coffee and gift... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This place takes you into another world ! So peaceful , calming & reflecting ! The walk from the boat to the villa was surprising , secret pathways & gardens all the way . Only to be met by majestic peacocks on the lawn . Stunning views from the island , try not to miss this trip !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Both islands - Madre and Bella are definitely bucket lists especially both gardens. The palazzo on isola Bella has much to see especially the last room - tapestry room - give yourself minimum 3 hours on Isola Bella and 1-2 hrs on Isola Madre. The third island dei Peacatori is not belonged to Borromeo family but it is the best... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

we were without any word. Amazing place,lovely weather. It's seriously a paradise land on the lake maggiore. You must to visit

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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The Borromeo Palace was very impressive to visit. The most amazing part of the palace was the seven room grotto that was constructed with small pieces of beautiful stone, Also, the palace has a beautiful garden. Overall, this is the best of the Borromean Islands and the best place to see in Baveno

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The three islands in Lago Maggiore, just in front of the village of Stresa, are some of those sites one ahould go in someone's life. Mouth opening all around, well kept, splendorous, the three have their own identities, and the boat service to them is just fine. Not to miss, even in august!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We spent half the day out on the Islands. The trip out was tranquil and as you arrive to the Islands your left it awe of these little villages. There are few streets but they're really worth walking. The gardens on Isola Bella in Palace Borromeo are fabulous and I do definitely recommend that you take your time and absorb... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Nice to spend the morning spring just admiring the beautiful garden that is well kept and lotsa of blooming flowers!

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Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This was a very sad and disappointing experience as everything we went to see was closed tight. I look forward to returning in late spring!

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Excellent location to go off-season. There are two or three island to visit, they are a few minute by boat apart. These island live between today and the times of nobility, the castles and buildings are simply amazing for architecture, art and botanical gardens. Excellent locations to eat in Isola Superiore (Isola dei Pescatori) And the tricky part: - The... More 

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