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Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore

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Take the ferry to tropical plant-covered Isola Bella, the home of ornate gardens, a palace, and museum. At the museum, see one room Napoleon once called home. In another room, English, French, and Italian representatives met in a last-ditch attempt to head off World War II. At the palace, look for the grottos entirely covered in seashell mosaics. You can take an audio tour to fully appreciate the palace's history. Outside, you'll be treated to views of the lake and the landscaped tropical gardens. Work out when and for how long to visit Isola Bella and other Stresa attractions using our handy Stresa day trip planning app .
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  • We did the tour of the three islands, if you have time you leaving early in the morning and you want to spend the money to visit the giordini and villas, deserve the euro spent, especially in warm weather
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  • A beautiful island located in Lake Maggiore, minutes by ferry from the town of Stresa. On the island is a well maintained mansion with a grand interior and precious artworks. Rich in history and archi...  more »
  • We arrived on the island unfortunately off-season. Parc Fermé. We had a boat taxi! This allowed us to make the tour of the island and to have some perspective. Just as beautiful.
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  • It is relatively easy to get to Stresa by train from Milan. From Stresa Station you have to walk some dangerous roads to the boat, but you can get on the boat very comfortably on this island. The island is made up of gardens, museums and many shops and restaurants, so it's good to see every corner. However, to see the gardens you must purchase some expensive museum tickets. However, you will be able to spend a relaxing time here, watching the magnificent gardens, statues and lake scenery. It is a good place to return to Milan on a half day basis, and you have to get on the ship, taking into account the return train time.
  • Beautiful Place. This Italian garden with a baroque taste spreads on parterres and terraces placed at different heights and sprinkled with statues, obelisks, ageless stone stairs and balustrades. This results in an impressive view, displaying the power and magnificence of the noble house.
  • Good Place to spend time, there are places where you can sit near the lake, you can also find some good places to have food, take pictures of beautiful views, Museum is also there, which has an entry fees, but for Art loving people it is complete worth. This is among the Top 4 or 5 Islands to visit around this place, some of them are even more beautiful than this one.
  • In my opinion, the most remarkable and fantastically opulent palace and gardens that you can find, without Mouse ears on top.
  • Perfect. Highly recommended.

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