Lake Maggiore AND the Borromean Islands
Travellers taking State Road 34 to the shores of Lake Maggiore are presented with a unique sight: The Borromean Islands.
The small archipelago consisting of Isola Pescatori, Isola Madre and Isola Bella offers tourists a unique destination
It is an amazing labyrinth of picturesque and evocative alleys, with the characteristics white houses and theirs colored fixtures, as well as some little shops and restaurants.
The Island from past centuries fascinated illustious visitors such as Hernest Hemingway, Arturo Toscanini and George Bernard Shaw.
It is the largest island of the archipelago Borromeo and it is a botanical garden on the water.
The favorable clime and the human care make the ambiente unique, allowing a great vegetation and a lot of plants and animals.
Borromeo Palace in located on the island, dating back on 1590.
In 1632 Carlo III Borromeo decided to build a Palace dedicated to his wife, Isabella D'Adda, in the little island at the time known as St. Vittore, in front of Stresa.
Today well known as Isola Bella, it is an example of the art of the italian baroque gardens.
The island is almost occupied by the building, which was designed by the best and famous architects of the time.
The various rooms are full of works of art.