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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.
Isola Bella, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

A must see if visiting Lake Maggoire, and the palace is well worth the entry fee. Absolutley stunning.

Thank v_price93
Reviewed 4 days ago

Five of us went to visit both Isola Madre and Isola Bella on 6th July. We started at Madre, this being the closest arrival point. On the island we bought tickets for Madre and Bella totalling Euro105. We were not warned that there might be...More

Thank j0hnearl
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short boat trip from Stresa will take you to this beautiful island. It is one of three beautiful islands you can visit it one day, the others are Isola Madre and Pescatori. Plenty of cafes and restaurants. See the wonderful Palace and gardens. Definitely...More

Thank buclinda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This palazzo was built in the 17th century I suspect mainly to impress visitors- well, everyone - and it still does today with its OTT statuary and gardens We went in June and it was pretty packed with visitors so I dread to think what...More

Thank decAde51
Reviewed 1 week ago

You access Isola Bella Island from Stresa, this was a Fathers Day Gift from my Son, we arrived in the beautiful town of Stresa, parked our vehicle and boarded the 10-minute ferry to Isola Bella. On arrival, you land in the middle of street markets....More

Thank DavidinNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in Cannero, so we had to get a bus to Pallanza (part of Verbania, the regional capital). We got the Stresa boat, which calls at Isola Madre, Baveno, Isola Superiore (called locally Isola Pescatore)and Isola Bella before going on to Stresa. These...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy but we loved it . The architecture is stunning and oleander in bloom .Wonderful .Quality shopping and great places to eat and drink. Very photogenic.Thank God for digital.

Thank lorenzo01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a guided tour as part of our coach package so I can't say how the pricing was but it was a wonderful visit, beautiful home and gardens. Worth taking a boat to and spending time strolling through the ornate Italian style garden and...More

Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the island is taken up by Palazzo Borromeo. The entrance fee to the palace and gardens is steep (16Euro pp) but the tour of the palace is extensive - more quantity than quality!! The gardens are the real hit. They are just spectacularly...More

Thank Jo G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was able to join an organized trip to Isola Bello. The island itself is easy to reach and nice by itself. The highlight, however, is the palace of the Borromee. Having seen already plenty of palaces all over Europe, this is one is still fascinating....More

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13 June 2018|
Response from Pia_Dia_Pia | Reviewed this property |
This Isola Bella place is not accessible at all! You can’t go anyware without walking on the stairs. There are stairs on the palace and a lot of stairs in the baroque garden. I didn’t notice any elevators nor ramps. But i... More
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30 May 2018|
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Last ferry out of Stresa to the mainland is at 17:30, and no you cannot have dinner as the restaurants close soon after the last ferry has left. There are no hotels on Isola Bella, but you can find a BB