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Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore

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#1 of 6 in Nature in Lake Maggiore
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 .
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  • From Stresa we visited isola bella and were delighted with the palace and gardens. It's beautiful, you take your eyes off it, everything is pure wonder. A good half-day is required to make the most of this magical place.
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  • We were in Stresa. I recommend you make the 3 islands in the following order: start with Madré (the further) then for lunch, the island of fishermen and finally isola Bella (the most beautiful and relaxing). Many people are disappointed because they visit only one island, especially when they make fisherman's island, (there are only restaurants).that's why you have to do it at lunch. Take the time to look at the landscape and the animals. it takes the day to enjoy this wonderful site.
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