Isola Bella"For however fanciful and fantastic the Isola Bella may be, and is, it still is beautiful."
(C. Dickens, 1844)
Isola Madre"Isola Madre is the most voluptuous place I have ever seen in the world."
(G. Flaubert, 1845)
Rocca d'Angera"If the tourist wishes to continue along the road, he will be afforded beautiful views of the castle..."
(S. Butler, 1882)