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Borromeo Palace

Isola Madre, Italy
+39 0323 30556
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A 17th-century palace featuring an Italian Baroque style.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“isola” (4 reviews)
“grotto” (2 reviews)
“madera” (4 reviews)
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Isola Madre, Italy
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+39 0323 30556
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first of two islands we visited. The Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Madre was larger and more impressive than this one. However, the gardens and grounds (where we saw peacocks in the wild and parakeets in an aviary) were spectacular! I suggest buying...More

Thank GloryGirl78
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many intricate details in this palace. Move through the maze of the building, you see interesting old style European interiors with tapestries and designs.

Thank denisecchiang
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

One of my favorite Palaces in Italia. The art is amazing but the lower level is truly unique. The gardens are breathtaking esp with the views of the lake.

Thank Heatherinaa
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This is not a commonly known location but it is a highlight of any Italian tour of Italy. I’ve visited many places on Europe but this is one place I will never forget. This is a tiny island completely independent of direct land access. There...More

Thank Plunderedtreasure
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

The palace is beautiful, but it's also incredibly busy and the tour only goes through a few rooms of the palace. It was neat to see, but I enjoyed strolling through the shops and eating lunch by the water just as much if not more....More

Thank Lindsey484
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

The Palace is beautifully maintained. The furnishings amazing. Each room has an explanation card in English which were excellent. Highly recommended. Please note that you cannot visit the garden without first walking through the Palace. The attached garden is a highlight. It takes at least...More

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

There is a very good tour you can take of the Borromeo palace when on Isola Madre & it's well worth doing as the history of the palace & the area is fascinating. This gives us a fuller picture of the lives & workings of...More

1  Thank C_and_H_11
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I tend to see a visit to this palace as a necessary introduction to being allowed to go for my life in the gardens. By taking that attitude I probably damn the place with faint praise because there are remarkable things to see notably the...More

Thank John P
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

It is 16euros to enter the Palace and my friend and I would both highly recommend it ! It was absolutely marvelous and we never wanted to leave. You follow a select route around the Palace and get to see each and every room, more...More

1  Thank RobynYSDobson
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 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

2  Thank littlerae0fsunshine
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Linda B
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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
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