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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.
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  • Average5%
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Isola Bella, Italy
+39 0323 30556
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the boat trip, very pretty, although rather touristy - what else would it be? We stayed long enough for lunch and a walk round.

1  Thank baggycat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boat ride across to the island is enjoyable and the palazzo and gardens are beautiful. It is a lovely way to spend a few hours and would recommend it.

1  Thank Dixie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My spouse and I purchased this optional tour from Cosmos while on their Grand Tour of Switzerland. I am so glad that we did! Isola Bella, one of three Borromean islands floating on the blue water of Lake Maggiore, is just a short boat ride...More

1  Thank CJW913
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the paintings, the gardens , the ferry ride , eveerything is so beautiful. the villa /palace is so enchanting. it makes you want to spend a whole day.

1  Thank kashmira_v61
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

It's the best part of the lake maggiore. And the only one worth the visit. Views from here are stunning. You can see other islands clearly and enjoy beautiful stresa from this point. Pay only 3.5€ to go by ferry from stresa. It's a short...More

2  Thank Rabih S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Absolutely stunning ,both the palazzo and the gardens. The grottoes are amazing. Regular ferries to and from Stresa. Excessive number of cheap touristy stalls, but easily avoided.

Thank Hilary J
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Our hotel gave us a free boat trip ticket to go to Isola Bella, but it is well worth paying to visit! The castle is large and interesting and the gardens are beautiful to wander around. Beware though - we took sandwiches with us, and...More

2  Thank AlexLainsbury
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

If you are at Lake Maggiore, this is a good outing. We took a short, pleasant public-boat trip from the lakeside dock area outside of the town of Stresa. Avoid the men dressed like faux sailors who try to sell you tickets to a private...More

2  Thank M H
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We took a private taxi to the island and arrived for the opening which was great as we missed the well known crowds that would descend later in the day. We toured the castle and gardens leisurely. The white peacocks in the gardens stole the...More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

For around 17€ per person you can buy a ferry day pass to visit the 3 islands around lake Maggiore of which Isola Bella is one of them. You can park your car at one of the mainland ports. We left our car at Carciano...More

5  Thank AndyTFrance
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