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 Stresa attractions using our handy Stresa day trip planning app.
Tours to Isola Bella
$18 BOOK WITH VIATOR Stresa: Day Pass 3 Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour
Duration: 4 to 8 hours
Isola Bella reviews
This isn't a cheap trip. But I am really glad I made the effort because the island is just wonderful.. Boats to the island will set you back around 15 euros (which also take you to Isola Pescatori... more »
I was fortunate to visit Isola Bella around about 1958 when I was about 13 years old This was my first trip abroad and have been thousands of miles since but still , I remember my trip to Isola... more »
Small Island beautiful garden to visit.
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