Th tour starts from Piazza Marconi in Stresa or, upon request, from an adjoining town. For the transfert between the islands we use our fleet of motorboats. The schedule and destinations are fully customizable but need to be planned in advance.
The itinerary includes a visit to all three Borromean Islands ( Isola Madre, Isola Pescatori e Isola Bella ), with a two hour stop on each one. You can buy the entrance tickets to the gardens and the palaces from us without any surcharge. We also offer a multilingual guide service at an extra but very competitive cost.
This itinerary might be subject to changes deu to bad weather.
When - Every day upon booking
Lenght - 1 day tour, circa 5 hours
Difficulty - low, anyone can join
Suggested Attire - Comfortable shoes, light jacket
Animals on board - Well behaved dogs and cats are welcome on board but they cannot be admitted to the Islands' Palaces and Gardens
Lunch - Either packed or in one of the many reastaurants available on the islands.
Ticket - This itinerary includes attractions with paid admission (not included)
The boarding dock is in Piazza Marconi. Almost every journey on the lake starts here. Stresa is a beautiful town and we recommend you take a stroll here berfore or after the tour.
Isola Madre, located in the centre of theBorromean Gulf, is the largest of the islands on Lake Maggiore. Its garden offer you the chance to immerse yourself in nature. The grounds are filled with colours and flowers, like rhododendrons, magnolias, azaleas and others from all over the world.
Isola dei Pescatori is beloved by artists and poets like Alessandro 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.
The most famous among the islands, Isola Bella hosts the charming Palazzo Borromeo with its Italian terraced gardens. A baroque palace, inside Palazzo Borromeo there's a museum in which you can find period furniture, flamish tapestry, weapons, sculpures, paintings and frescos dated between XVI and XIX centuries.