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Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • The palace and gardens are well worth the €16 per person and allow at least 2-3 hours for the visit. We did not use the audio guide but a lot of information is available. The gardens offer great views...  more »
  • Fantastic 1-day trip around Borromean islands is a must when you are at Lago Maggiore! Take the round trip ticket for all 3 islands for €16.9 and enjoy beautiful lake and mountains views from the boat...  more »
  • I can only echo the comments made in the other five star reviews. Lovely gardens, and fascinating palace, especially the shell-lined rooms on lowest level. Worth adding that there are no restrictions ...  more »