Isola Bella (Lago Maggiore) – Lake Maggiore (Italy)

For travellers every destination is important and unique especially if it is a manifestation of historic events. One memorable place is Isola Bella, a beautiful island of Lago Maggiore, North Italy. The name Isola Bella literally means beautiful Island. Isola Bella belongs to the group of the Borromean Islands.

Isola Bella (Lago Maggiore)
Isola Bella (Lago Maggiore)

The ravishing Isola Bella Island is located on the Lake Maggiore. The total area of the island is about 20 hectares which mainly includes an elegant Palace surrounded by gardens. There is also a small fishing village on the island. The total length and width of the island is 320 meters and 400 meters.

Isola Bella Island
Isola Bella Island

The construction of the grandiose Palazzo in 1632 by Carlo III changed the fate of the Isola Bella which was known to be a rocky small fish village commonly called as l’isola inferiore or isola di sotto. Carlo lll dedicated this Palazzo to his wife Isabella D’Adda. The island is also named after her. The construction lingered for several decades. The construction of gardens was completed in 1671.

Isola Bella Italy
Isola Bella Italy

Today you can reach this resplendent Island through a ferry service that operates from four different points including Stresa, Laveno, Pallanza and Intra. Isola Bella is a popular tourist spot. The grace of the palace and beauty of the gardens is appreciable. Every room is immaculate and furnished elegantly. However photography is prohibited in the palace.

Isola Bella Lago Maggiore Island
Isola Bella Lago Maggiore Island

Most of the people review the place to be stunning. You can buy yourself a package deal which includes ferry ride, stay at three different islands with a free entrance of the palace. The island is also famous for hosting the annual Stresa Music Festival every year. The little tourist town on the Isola Bella is a spectacular spot to spend some quality time.

Isola Bella Lago Maggiore Italy
Isola Bella Lago Maggiore Italy

Isola Bella Lago Maggiore
Isola Bella Lago Maggiore

Isola Bella Lake Maggoire
Isola Bella Lake Maggoire

Isola Bella Plaza
Isola Bella Plaza

Isola Bella
Isola Bella

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