Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori), Lake Maggiore

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Isola dei Pescatori is an island in Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. As the most northerly of the three principal Borromean Islands it is also known as Isola Superiore and, with a population of 57, it is the only one to be inhabited all year round. Unlike Isola Bella and Isola Madre, the island no longer belongs to the Borromeo.DescriptionThe island is about 375 metres long by 100 metres wide. A narrow street running along its spine is joined by cobbled alleys to the promenade that encircles the island. The promenade is frequently flooded and the houses built against it are constructed to allow for this.In 1971, the population of the island was 208. While the traditional occupation of fishing still exists—local restaurants providing a ready market for the fish—tourism has become central to the economic life of the island as its picturesque charms have made Isola dei Pescatori a popular destination, particularly for day-trippers, but also for more extended visits. In addition to the hotels, restaurants and gift-shops, there are boutiques selling craft products.The church of San Vittore (Victor the Moor) retains traces of an ancient chapel that was probably constructed for the monks of Scozzòla (an abbey of San Donato di Sesto Calende founded by Liutardo, bishop of Pavia, in the mid ninth century). The church was previously dedicated to S. Gangolfo (Gangulphus), whose veneration is linked with the Abbey of San Donato.
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  • You pay for your boat trip to the islands, then they want 16 Euro per person to view the gardens, even if you don't want to see the palace!! Too full of tawdry gift stalls too, which downgrade the who...  more »
  • Visited this small island before going on to Isola Bella. It was a Sunday so there were plenty of families out enjoying themselves including swimming. The streets were crowded, very narrow and cobbled...  more »
  • Pleasant enough place but not a patch on the other two islands. It seems to consist almost entirely of eateries. Church on the hill is worth a quick visit.  more »