Visit to the Borromean Islands – 2017
Discovering the splendid Borromean Gulf
Everyday from March to October 22nd 2017
The Borromean Islands are the jewels of Lake Maggiore. The Isola Bella is the true diamond, created by a man madly in love in honor of his wife Isabella. The grandiose silhouette of the Baroque palace occupies the northern part of the island and contains priceless art treasures. When you exit the palace on the other side you might think you have travelled to Wonderland; the Italian garden laid out on ten terraces is the habitat of countless exotic plants whose beauty is enhanced by the white peacocks who live freely on the island. Then there is the Isola Madre, the larges of the Borromean Islands and the first one to be inhabitated. Here we find yet another palace, albeit slightly more discrete then the previous one, and a garden, this time in the English style, brimful of rare plants, flowers and trees originating from all over the world. The third and last of the Borromean Island is the Isola Superiore dei Pescatori, shortened to Isola Pescatori by the locals. The is the only one of the three islands that has remained an island of the people. Here you can stroll in tranquility through the narrow streets of the medioeval village, built at the time by the fishermen who decided to settle down here. The island is also full of typical shops and restaurants where you can still enjoy the freshly caught lake fish.
We spend the whole day discovering this extraordinary gulf, stopping for a refreshing aperitif on Isola Bella before leaving this land of fairytales.
Where: departure from Piazza G. Marconi in Stresa (VB) – Lake Maggiore
What to bring: comfortable clothes and shoes
Duration: full day
Price: € 52,00 per person – minimum participants 2
• Transfer by motorboat from Stresa to the 3 islands
• Entrance ticket for the mansions and gardens on Isola Bella and Isola Madre
• A welcoming aperitif
- the activity can be cancelled or postponed in case of bad weather conditions
- upon request the activity can be organized on different days
- upon request it is possible to organize a transfer
- upon request it is possible to organize the excursion with a dedicated guide
For booking and information: click here
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