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Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori)

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Address: Italy
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A tiny island, little more than a rock-cliff, which is occupied almost...

A tiny island, little more than a rock-cliff, which is occupied almost entirely by a small, rustic village with narrow, winding lanes.

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Nice way to spend a day, or a few days

Take the short ferry ride and spend a few hours walking the shore. It takes about 20 minutes to walk around the island. Find a place with a view and have lunch or a drink, but if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Manado, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

It was quite a small island just a few minutes from shore. We went there for dinner. The island itself was not spectacular but we just enjoyed the environment and the crowd of having dinner together. Better to come there before dark so we could make some great photo sessions.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Take the short ferry ride and spend a few hours walking the shore. It takes about 20 minutes to walk around the island. Find a place with a view and have lunch or a drink, but if you really want to get a feel for the place, spend a night or two. We spent two nights on the island and... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We visited late October and had a walk around this small island as well as having a great meal watching the world go round In a lovely setting .

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is the most inhabited island of the Borromee islands - a whooping 33 people. Notoriously the place to stop for food while visiting the three islands. Visiting the island should take 30 minutes, try to have an early lunch so not to waste time and be able to visit tre nearby isola Bella with reduced crowd.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is the least spectacular of the three Borromeo islands and the one which you will visit second on the three island trip. Its main attraction is a number of similar but goodish restaurants so it would be good to time your visit around 12.00 to 14.30, Otherwise there is little to detain you other than souvenir stalls and you... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

As soon as you get off the boat/taxi you see stalls along the waterfront packed with touristy gifts - tea towels, saucy aprons of naked females with strategically placed fruit on the bosom and down south area. Religious snow domes and all sorts. Dreadful. The island itself is very pretty with narrow winding cobbled streets and alleyways, but the whole... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stopped here as the ferry service we used made the stop. We spent just 30 minutes and that was plenty of time. There area few shops and restaurants.

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Cambridge, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Of the three Borromeo islands, this is supposed to be the one where real people live and work. That's true if you mean souvenir stall holders and waiters, I suppose. The island is tiny and consists of three main "streets" consisting only of souvenir stalls and eating joints. (I think there are two hotels.) It's tacky beyond imagination, and takes... More 

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Symington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This hotel with restaurant and terrace is situated at the Isola Bella end of this island. This property is popular for weddings, and it's easy to see why. The views, the location facing the Palazzo on Isola Bella, are exceptional. The food, wine and service are first class, too. The umbrella shaded tables have white table cloths, and are discretely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beautiful little island on Lake Maggiore. Great photo opportunities and many great restaurants. Certainly worth the short boat ride--which is a bonus.

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