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Address: Isola Bella, Italy
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+39 0323 30556
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One of three magical islands on Lake Maggiore, Isola Bella charms visitors...

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.

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It exceeded all our expectations!!!

It really exceeded all our expectations! If you want to experience the best description of the word " Beautiful" - visit Isola Bella! I will not even try to describe that beauty... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 June 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

It really exceeded all our expectations! If you want to experience the best description of the word " Beautiful" - visit Isola Bella! I will not even try to describe that beauty - those who can appreciate charm and elegance- must see!

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ireland.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

We arrived to Stressa by train and walked down to the ferry area. Found the men there helpful. Took a large ferry over to the island but had 2 other pick ups to do. This was an added plus as we got to see the other islands at no extra charge. You must go through the palace before getting to... More 

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

We chose to do our tour on a Sunday afternoon where we started at 3 PM. It was crowded and there were no audio guides available. It is a beautiful mansion with rooms containing gorgeous artwork and furniture and some of the rooms you could see chandeliers made with Murano glass. Other rooms contained information where history was made. One... More 

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Vantaa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

We visited the island and the palace and the garden with 4y and 6y old, and we all very very impressed. Even having travelled extensive around europe, I have never seen anything like this palace in the island, there is photographing ban so there is not much pictures you can find in internet, but the inside of the palace is... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

If owned by national trust and in England it would be be their jewel in the crown.stunning villa and gardens.this is a must see if in area.My biggest surprise was the small cafe as you exit villa.The walls are adorned by famous guitars from various rock stars all signed by artistes.With silver discs and posters this is a rock fans... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

First think is not to go on private charter boats these guys grab you as soon as you enter the car park at the ferry terminal, you think they are officials of the ferry company and they are not, they get you booked on private hire boats,which. Are more expensive & less services running between islands. Disappointed that when you... More 

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

We parked in the public parking lot near the marina. There are people who help you park and purchase your tickets to go out to the island. They are working for independents who run boats back and forth. The price was a little bit higher (10Euro round trip) than if you went through the official ferry service (i think it... More 

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

We always seek out interesting gardens on our travels and this one was remarkable. The villa was also interesting. In the garden, the facade was ornate with many statues, levels, pedestals, and plants. The layout was varied with lots of plant varieties and the white peacocks added an even more exotic element. Really glad we saw this - a real... More 

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München
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

This Italian garden with a baroque taste spreads on parterres and terraces placed at different heights and sprinkled with statues, obelisks, ageless stone stairs and balustrades. This results in an impressive view, displaying the power and magnificence of the noble house.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

The island itself is very sweet with lots of little shops along winding streets and stairs. The palace is lovely to walk through with some nice artwork and portraiture - a very unique house. We browsed on our own so we could set the pace and finished well before the guided tour and felt like we saw plenty. The gardens... More 

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