Isola Pescatori - An Enchanting Old Hamlet
Isola dei Pescatori is beloved by artists and poets who have visited it and featured it in their works. They includeAlessandro Manzoni, Hemingway and Toscanini, to name just a few. Isola dei Pescatori is also known for the ancient trade of fishing, the work of the inhabitants who still live there today. Here you can walk through the typical hamlet, with its atmospheric little alleyways and ancient houses built around the church of San Vittore.
Its restaurants offer the typical dishes of our lake: hot and cold Antipasto di Lago, rainbow trout, perch fillets and mixed grilled freshwater fish. Today it is a very popular tourist destination for groups and families, as well as school and church trips, which visit the old hamlet and the parish church, a place of interest for all those who want to visit the islands of Lake Maggiore.
Do you want to include Isola Pescatori in your group's tour?
Here are our suggested itineraries:
The CMA group, Stresa, has thirty years’ experience in organising group tours, exclusive events and school trips and suggests you visit the Borromean Islands, in particular Isola dei Pescatori,for a short stroll before or after lunch, or at lunchtime, to enjoy the typical dishes of the lake.
We suggest you combine your visit with one or both of the botanical gardens of the Borromean Islands, and purchase an entrance ticket for these beforehand.
Stresa to Isola Pescatori return (approx. 2-hour visit)
Stresa to Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella return - (approx. 3-hour visit)
Stresa to Isola dei Pescatori, Isola Bella and Isola Madre return (approx. 5-hour visit)
Stresa to Isola dei Pescatori, panoramic cruise round Isola Madre and visit to Isola Bella return (approx. 3.5 hour visit)
Departure and embarkation time from every island can be agreed with the tour leader, local guide or tour escort and you can return to another town with advance notice.
The Church of San Vittore is very popular for weddings, as it is the only church on Isola dei Pescatori. We offer transfers forphoto shoots, on-board aperitifs and wedding cruises.