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Address: Isola Bella, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0323 30556

One of three magical islands on Lake Maggiore, Isola Bella charms visitors...

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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Enjoyed the great collections and lovely beautiful garden

First saw it on nat geo featuring the beautiful gardens of italy and am hooked after watching the episode and make a point to visit isola bella when im back in milan! And finally... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anne L
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First saw it on nat geo featuring the beautiful gardens of italy and am hooked after watching the episode and make a point to visit isola bella when im back in milan! And finally am able to stroll end enjoyed the beauty of italian garden~~ easily reached by an hour train ride from milan to stresa.. just need to walk... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Isola bella Was wondering why it is called like bella. So when you visit this place ou will understand. The place is simply very very nice. Ships are turning in. 30 minutes time isola bella , pescatori and teh mother island as well. Ticket for 5 person going and return i paid 50€. But have to say if i pay... More 

Thank Steven M
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I preferred to ignore all the stalls and shops and head straight for the Palace and the Gardens. Absolutely stunning palace and if you are an art lover then you will be in heaven. The self guided tour of the palace then leads you to the gardens which are something to behold. If you get an early boat you will... More 

Thank LizMac57
New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful short boat ride from Stresa. Spectacular palace and gardens. Well worth the visit. Something for everyone. Very impressive.

Thank Snowbunny91
Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The palace in Isola bella is impressive and you can spend there hours if you like art of 17 - 18 century. The garden is also beautifull.

Thank menachemle
Hill Head, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to hop off on to isola bella on way back to Baveno - stunning weather but island would be incredible regardless - much quieter than bellagio on como too. Excellent couple of hours wandering.

Thank duncanps
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anazingly beautiful gardens and palace a must see if in the area. Different from the other villas we have visited, white peacocks stroll the grounds and the fires are lovely.

Thank thisismeAnn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It astounds me every time i find an island that someone at some time in history created a beautiful estate and flower garden. Back when travel was more treacherous and less glamorous, someone decided to make a msterpiece out here. Dont miss out, join the full tour of all the islands etc. you will not bedisappointed.

Thank Marco C
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Must-see when touring the Lake District of Italy/Switzerland. A short water taxi takes you to the island where you can buy tickets to tour the palace. The tour was quite extensive and the docent, Romeo, made it especially fun. Hard to imagine the wealth that built this palace in the 1600's. The grotto is magnificent as are the gardens and... More 

Thank j68ky
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Isola Bella is absolutely beautiful, do not miss it! I suggest you should visit it,Stresa,and lake maggiore with a local guide. You can discover much more about these beautiful places. Micaela is an excellent stresa local guide. You will enjoy her guided tours. She explained us about history, background of this place.

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