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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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  • Beautiful visit the Borromee Islands immaculate ... show! Isola bella is really tiny and practically there's the Palace and the winter garden but is closed so we didn't get to visit it! I still loved it and they make wonderful pictures. I have to go back in the summer! Highly recommended!
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  • Great island in Lake Maggiore that should not be missed. Very beautiful Borromero Palace with its garden. Not to be missed
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  • Worth really worth visiting places like this! As a lover of parks that I think is one of the most beautiful, cared for in every detail and always full of colors ... from spring to autumn! The villa also is also great! Recommended in spring for the flowering bulbous plants but at any time during the year did not disappoint!
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  • A highlight of any visit to Italy