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Isola Madre, Lake Maggiore

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  • It was the year 1501 Lancillotto Borromeo bought the two most important islands where Lake Maggiore and s. Vittore, now isola Madre, built a House with a garden decorated with vines, fruit trees and populated by pheasants and other birds. Today, centuries later, thanks to the favorable climate for the cultivation of exotic plants, we can admire a piece of paradise, home to Evergreen plants and botanical collections of the richest in Europe. The mother is the largest of the three Borromeo Islands and can be reached easily and in five minutes by boat from Pallanza € 6.80 per person. Admission price euros 13. Your senses are overwhelmed at first by the scents and then with a wide variety of plants with a thousand colours. We love especially the wonderful Camelias which dedicated a tree, but also rhododendrons, azaleas, tulips, the scale of the Wisteria that slopes gently toward the Lake, the colorful collection of magnolias. We struck for its uniqueness, at least in Italy, the terrace of the Proteas, where the rare African flowers are ideal terrain for their cultivation. And what about the famous Kashmir Cypress, rescued from tornado and given a new life? The island also hosts a variety of birds including peacocks, also white, and colored pheasants, who roam freely amongst the grounds for the enjoyment of young and old. We have to encounter the great care with which this heritage is preserved and made available to us all. Don't forget the Palace ..... you will be impressed not only by the beautiful antique furniture but also from the collection of dolls and puppets. Visit super recommended!
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  • I wasn't expecting much from this visit that threw me Beautiful Park in a beautiful context along with the two other islands of the archipelago is a trip which I highly recommend
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  • Superb perfectly maintained garden, magnificent birds in freedom. Everything is elegant and refined, ideally visiting off season to avoid the tourist buses and enjoy the peace and quiet!
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