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Isola Bella

Isola Bella, Italy
+39 0323 30556
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One of three magical islands on Lake Maggiore, Isola Bella charms visitors with its magnificent Baroque palace and terraced gardens that slope to the lake.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Isola Bella, Italy
+39 0323 30556
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Although outside high season, on the day we visited Isola Bella was very crowded and the tightly-packed market stalls selling tourist goods made movement around the island difficult. The major attraction - which occupies most of the island - is the palazzo and its gardens,...More

Thank jeremyjonson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful the Villa is quite spectacular in the inside and out. The gardens has several levels with beautiful plants and statues with a beautiful view of lake and surrounding villages

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The vast garden contains many statues, plants and flowers. The shop and café are nice and have a good view of the lake. The whole gardens are colourful and eye-catching. I would definitely visit again.

1  Thank Townymia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Isola Bella is well worth the trip!!! In Stresa, there are some beautiful islands worth paying the price to visit. If you can only do one you then go to Isola Bella. There is a large parking lot and water taxi captains will gladly help...More

1  Thank Holtem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 3 island ferry this was the first stop . We arrived here around 915am .We bought tickets at the ticket booth on the island for both here and Palazzo Borromeo which was good because once we arrived at the other island the...More

Thank karentia
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Really frustrated to take the ferry and only on the island learned there was a huge lineup to get into the castle grounds. We waited an hour and a half in the boiling son while only one person worked at the desk selling tickets- and...More

2  Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We booked a private guide to take us to this beautiful island on a hot hot summer day. Instead of walking aimlessly, with a guide you can really appreciate the art, history and architecture of this amazing island with its palace and terraced gardens. Since...More

1  Thank JimRiesterer
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We took a boat tour from Carciano to the three islands (with Navigazione Laghi, 13.5€ per person). First one was Isola Bella. View from Stresa or Carciano is very nice but once you get on the island there's not much to see - it may...More

2  Thank larrissaa87
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The island is beautiful and easy to get around. The palace and gardens are well worth visiting, especially if you by a double ticket incorporating Isola madre.

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Must see if you are nearby. Be careful because the palace and the garden closes at 6 pm! Better to connect the trip with isola madre which has a very special garden with flower species from all over the world.

Thank zeneszerzo
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