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A 17th-century palace featuring an Italian Baroque style.
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16 Feb 2017
“Sumptuous palace and gardens”
1 week ago
“Rip off”
Isola Madre, Italy
+39 0323 30556
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to pay 16 Euro pp for the palace & gardens - even if you only want to see the gardens! And you can see the gardens anywhere from shore or even from the cable car! Place is also full of tacky gift stalls...More

Thank littlerae0fsunshine
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This is indeed a very unique attraction. The palace itself is outstanding with gorgeous furniture, and grand salons with exquisite wood work and art. Then, the views from the many windows opened to a glistening Lake Maggiore. "The Grotto" in the lower level of the...More

Thank Maria Z
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Beautiful, fascinating palazzo with magnificent gardens and a very interesting history. We loved visiting and wandering the gardens. Guides are provided for a tour of the palazzo. Our guide was awful (I couldn't read her name or I state it) – inappropriate jokes that fell...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 4 January 2016

While there is an extra charge to tour the palace, it is well worth it. My favourite room is the art gallery, and the puppet hall is quite remarkable. Take your time and don't rush or else you will miss the many small gems that...More

1  Thank Lynnclaire D
Reviewed 23 October 2015

This island is a huge castle with a small village on the side. You'll find everything the nobles may have had: - botanical garden and more, - amazing view, - arts: paintings, statues, tapestry, furnitures...........), - archeology, -...

2  Thank David R
Reviewed 6 October 2015

If the paintings and many of the furniture are not especially remarkable there, some objet d'art and curiosities are worth of our attention in the numerous immense rooms of this very impressive palace. Don't miss the "à la Française" gardens with the view on the...More

Thank dialectique
Reviewed 6 September 2015

It was a fantastic visit to this grand palace. It is hard to believe a family owns this and not the state and that they still stay here. The history of this family is fascinating. The guide was so enthralled with the family that I...More

Thank judy r
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I visited the Borromeo palace on a recent tour of Italy we stayed two nights at lake majjorie it's a amazing place we only saw about a quarter of it. There is room full of paintings by masters of art also other artifacts. The gardens...More

Thank Harry D
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I have been here twice and you just have to experience the palace and the gardens (especially the gardens). It has a great story, sits in the middle of a beautiful lake and is a charming palace.

1  Thank Mackythorn
Reviewed 6 October 2014

We visited this amazing palace for 3-4 hours .the palace himself is beautiful with great royal collections .after that we got out to the garden that was outstanding. F.I.Y in the palace they don't allow to take pictures. see pictures on : https://www.flickr.com/photos/82458480@N05/sets/72157630636886492/

Thank Markog35
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where exactly is the Palace?> i cant find the details only ferry trips. please can you give me a link with prices, times of opening etc please? Many thanks
23 March 2017|
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Response from Maria Z | Reviewed this property |
Exactly is in Lake Maggiore. You would go to Stressa, which is a lovely typical small Italian town. Along the center of the town, you would see the marina and there are a lot of parking spaces. You would take a 10 minute... More