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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. To visit Isola Bella and get the most from your holiday in Stresa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Stresa trip builder.
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  • A masterpiece, or any room in the villa Borromeo, one remains speechless, to see the gardens with stunning views ... phenomenal place! Exorbitant price! Sinned, a Pearl like that should be accessible to everyone.
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  • To visit absolutely! A unique place in his genere...la spring and autumn are the best times
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  • Worth visiting. A great afternoon of spring sunshine spent strolling through these fantastic gardens is priceless.
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  • A highlight of any visit to Italy