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Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori)

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A tiny island, little more than a rock-cliff, which is occupied almost entirely by a small, rustic village with narrow, winding lanes.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This island was my favorite of the 3 Borromeo islands accessible by ferry from many locations on Lake Maggiore. From funky shops to restaurants and cafes, this destination was fun! Ristorante Verbano and shopping at I Sgarritt with Massimo was too much fun. Quaint, working...More

Thank S W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been today after many years. Beautiful as always. Excellent public boat service. Very pleasant place e to swim. Lots of good smal restaurants and plan es where to have a quality but inexpensive snack

Thank bmbmb2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the island twice during our recent holiday, once on a Sunday and once during the week. The first time was in the afternoon after visiting Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori was packed. The island itself is beautiful and a lovely place to...More

Thank Tongo79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You pay for your boat trip to the islands, then they want 16 Euro per person to view the gardens, even if you don't want to see the palace!! Too full of tawdry gift stalls too, which downgrade the whole place. Honestly, you can see...More

Thank littlerae0fsunshine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this small island before going on to Isola Bella. It was a Sunday so there were plenty of families out enjoying themselves including swimming. The streets were crowded, very narrow and cobbled so walking was not easy. Totally different to Isola Bella but this...More

Thank CrankyNWEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant enough place but not a patch on the other two islands. It seems to consist almost entirely of eateries. Church on the hill is worth a quick visit.

Thank ferrocene
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Isola Dei Pescatori as part of a 3 islands deal on the boat we booked. Madre and Bella are both quite impressive and the stop here was more about eating....every other place seems to be a cafe or restaurant....and LOTS of people! Maybe...More

Thank Tracey011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit was on a Sunday, nobody had warned us that the whole area would be packed with day trippers from Milan. We couldn't seem to find anywhere to eat, all the restaurants get booked in advance, but it was a very pretty little...More

Thank cezmund
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We visited this small Island by the small boat. It is a charming and very pretty Island. It doesn't take long to walk around but you can look at the view for ages. We stopped at a lakeside restaurant for a beer and coffee and...More

Thank crispy068
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely little island with lots of nooks and crannies to find. Find the church and it's tiny graveyard or wander over to the outer side of the island for a snack or a drink right next to the water. Easy to get to as there...More

Thank Bob M
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