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. Work out when and for how long to visit Isola Bella and other Lake Maggiore attractions using our handy Lake Maggiore day trip planning app .
Isola Bella Tours
Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour from Stresa BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $17
Duration: 2 to 8 hours
Private Tour: Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands Boat Trip from Stresa BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $48
Duration: 60 to 120 minutes
Isola Bella Private Tour from Stresa BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $218
Duration: 3 hours
Isola Bella Reviews
Meravigliosa isola dell'arcipelago delle Borromee. Il palazzo è assolutamente da visitare per la bellezza delle stanze e dell'importanza storica. Va vista almeno una volta nella vita! more »Wonderful island Borromean islands. The Palace is worth a visit for its beautiful rooms of historical importance. Should be seen at least once in your life!
We paid 15 Euros for the 3 island boat trip. The boats were only going once an hour so we were concerned about this but they did arrive and leave on time. I don't know what happens in high season thou... more »
A must see if you got 3 hours or more to spend. Best time is as early as possible because in summer it insanly crowded. So from end of March until end of April if you can. If not its still beautifull but you have to share every little place
Beautiful island with little knooks and crannies to explore as well as lovely places to eat and relax.
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