silicia

Isola Bella

Located in the waters of Italy, Isola Bella is one of Borromean islands. This is a small place that will leave you out of breath, like its name says Isola Bella - ‘beautiful island‘. You will feel like in heaven just walking through its beauty. Isola Bella is 320 meters long by 400 meters wide and is entirely occupied by the Palace and its Italianate garden. It is such a pleasure enjoying the sights of this island, and learning about the interesting history this place hides. So if you ever choose to spend a romantic time within a luxurious accommodation, then this will be perfect for you.

Until 1632 the island was a rocky crag occupied by a tiny fishing village. The island achieved its highest level of social success during the period of Giberto V Borromeo when guests included Edward Gibbon, Napoleon and his wife Joséphine de Beauharnais, and Caroline of Brunswick, the Princess of Wales. It is said that Caroline, having fallen in love with the place, did her best to convince the Borromeo family to sell her Isola Madre. Nowadays Isola Bella is a popular tourist attraction, with a regular ferry service from Stresa, Laveno, Pallanza and Intra. It plays host to the annual Stresa music festival.

Continue reading