PRIVATE TOUR – The Borromean Islands tour on Lake Maggiore

The Borromean Isles are worlwide known as its jewels if you are visiting Lake Maggiore!
The powerful family, who is still their owner , played a very important role over the centuries
and today millions of tourists are allowed to enter its sumptuous palaces, rich in works of art, and their gardens, so important for their botanical features!

Meeting with a licensed tourist guide at Stresa, “the pearl of Lake Maggiore”, or at Baveno. A pleasant cruise on Lake Maggiore by public taxi boat to enjoy the panoramic view of the Borromean Gulf and of its jewels. First stop at Isola Madre, in order to enjoy a guided visit to the largest island, fully covered with a botanic garden, rich in rare plants and exotic flowers where peacocks, parrots and pheasants live. Dock on Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermen’s Island) and time for a pleasant walk along its narrow lanes, discovering cute corners and shops. Individual lunch.
Dock on Isola Bella (Beautiful Island), the best-known among the Islands of the Borromean Gulf. Between XVI and XVII century Charles III Borromeo dedicated himself to build a Baroque style palace and named the island Isabella, in honour of his wife, Isabella D’Adda. His son Vitaliano VI created the wonderful garden in baroque style with its ten blooming terraced gardens enriched with basins, fountains, water sprays architectural perspectives and a multitude of statues . Back to Stresa or Baveno by public taxi-boat.

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