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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“Hidden Gem”
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“An Absolutely Stunning Palace Visit”
Isola Bella, Italy
+39 0323 30556
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

The palace and its history are impressive but the garden is even more so. Not just the plants and flowers which are meticulously tended, but the architecture and statuary are not to be missed either. We spent several hours touring the town, palace and gardens....More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 1 October 2015

You can't leave lake Maggiore without visiting the gardens of Isola Bella. Established from 1631-1671 and regarded as one of the best examples Italian Baroque gardens. In the centre are ten overlapping terraces which offered spectacular opportunities for planting and showing the rarest of plants....More

Thank marandnic
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Lovely islands showing a range of flowers and plants well kept. Wildlife such as peacocks and birds roam wild. The gardens are kept well and the palace is amazing. There are lots of sovenior shops and restaurants on the island although the restaurants can be...More

Thank kimV1682US
Reviewed 27 September 2015

This is a beautiful palace and gardens. Really out of this world and quite a surprise considering where it is on an island in Lake Maggiore. Not to be missed is you are in this area.

Thank paripatetic
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

The villa, grounds, & landscaping are beautifully kept! The paintings, furniture, & sculptures were stunning! It was fun to see the white peacocks! The entire area is just gorgeous!

Thank Elyse E
Reviewed 16 September 2015

It is a beautiful place to visit. The place is great and the garden is beautiful. It was our second to to visit it. We keep taking people there.

Thank DebAlex58
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This island is worth a visit. Be aware that once you have paid for the crossing (10-15 Euro) you will then be expected to pay another 15 Euros to enter the palace and gardens. They are certainly worth a visit. The architecture and contents of...More

Thank IoloTalybont
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

It was checkers the day we visited Isola Bella. Really enjoyed the villa itself. The opulence considering the age it was built is amazing. Was slightly disappointed with the gardens, but had read so much in advance I probably had high expectations. Lots of market...More

Thank EmmiP207
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Isola Bella is beautiful to walk around, I think you would struggle if you were not physically able as there are a lot of steps and different levels but its wonderful to explore.

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Isola Bella was the most formal of the 3 islands, we didn't spend much time in the palace itself, instead we wandered the beautiful, landscaped formal gardens and having lunch in the cafe with lovely views over the lake, a very beautiful spot. We purchased...More

Thank antibes
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