Seasonal opening

Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Rocca Borromeo will be open every day from 24th March to 22nd October 2017.

Opening times

Every day from 9:00 AM to 17:30 PM (last entrance).

Ticket Prices

Season 2017 ADULT INDIVIDUALS CHILDREN INDIVIDUALS* ADULTS GROUP** CHILDREN GROUP***
Isola Bella (Palace, Painting gallery, Garden) 16 8.5 13 7
Isola Madre (Palace and Garden) 13 6.5 11 5.5
Rocca d'Angera 9.5 6 8 5.5
Isola Bella + Isola Madre (1)1 21 10 17 9.5
Isola Bella + Isola Madre + Rocca d'Angera2 25 13.5 20 11.5
  • Special family package: 2 adult tickets + 2 child tickets, the second child ticket is free.
  • *
    CHILDREN: from 6 to 15 years of age. Free entrance for children under 6 years of age.
  • **
    ADULT GROUP: minimum 18 people. One free entrance for every 18 paying adults.
  • ***
    SCHOOL: one teacher can enter free for every 13 paying pupils.
  1. This ticket can be used only on the same day.
  2. This ticket is valid two days from the date of issue
    •                                             For one person:
                                                  Isola Bella and Isola Madre can be visited on the same day, the Rocca Borromeo is visitable near the end of the season (22 october 2016)
                                              
    •                                             For groups:
                                                  The ticket is available until the next day. It is however mandatory to access Isola Bella and Isola Madre on the same day
                                              

Guided tours

Season 2017 Adult Groups Groups of Children Duration of the tour
Isola Bella - Palace 55 35 60 min.
Isola Madre - Palais and Garden 55 35 90 min.
Rocca di Angera - Historic Rooms 55 35 60 min.
Rocca di Angera - Garden 55 35 60 min.
  • Audio tour guides

    Thanks to the audioguides you can discover the treasures of Isola Bella and live an unforgettable experience.
    The audioguides are available in Italian, English, German and French.
    The audioguides can be hired at a cost of €3.00 per person.

    • Book a visit to Isola Bella and Isola Madre

      The booking service is available by e-mail and fax:
      e-mail: info@isoleborromee.it
      fax: (+39) 0323 30046

      Indicating the date, time of arrival on the island of the group and number of people.

      or

      Book on line
    • Book a visit to Rocca d'Angera

      The booking service is available by telephone, fax and mail:
      phone: (+39) 0331 931300
      fax: (+39) 0331 932883
      mail: roccaborromeo@isoleborromee.it

      Is mandatory to state your name and address, city, day and hour of the visit.

Other services

  • Giftshops

    The giftshops along the tour route offer a variety of quality crafted goods, inspired by the art collections of the Borromeo residences. You will find plenty of books and catalogues to delve into the history and art of these enchanted places, cheerful and colourful shopping bags, precious scarves in silk and crêpe georgette, fine ceramics, exquisite fragrances and much more. A rare range of made in Italy items to bring part of the emotion of your visit back home.

    Opening: every day from 9:45 to 18:15

  • Cafeteria

    The cafes of the islands and of the Fortress of Angera are scenic and comfortable places where you can spend some pleasant moments tasting the best of Italian produce. A selection of cold cuts and traditional cheeses, “schiacciata romana”, the typical Roman focaccia, tasty sandwiches or fresh salads accompanied by craft beers, a glass of Piedmont wine, or healthy juice made with fruit or vegetables in season, delicious cakes and ice creams. Top quality products, carefully selected by our connoisseurs, will turn your visit into an even more memorable experience.

    Opening: every day from 9:45 to 18:15

Services for the disabled

Due to the accurate restoration of the former aspect of the gardens and the preservation of the original architecture, the structures present many obstacles that may cause difficulties to people with limited mobility.

Getting here


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  • Isola Bella and Isola Madre

    • By car

      Autostrada dei Laghi, direction Gravellona Toce, exit Carpugnino. Follow the indications for Stresa.

    • By boat

      You can reach Isola Bella and Isola Madre from Stresa, Arona, Pallanza, Locarno, Laverno… Using the boats of the Navigazione Lago Maggiore.
      For further information call number 800 551801, or visit www.navigazionelaghi.it.
      On the lake are available many navigation societies offering the possibility to move at every time, for every destination.

    • By train

      Ferrovie dello Stato, line Milano-Sempione, stop: Stresa, connection with the boat. Ferrovie Nord, line Milano-Laverno, stop: Laverno. Many meters away you will find the embarkment by boat or hydroplane.

  • Rocca d’Angera

    • By car

      Autostrada dei Laghi - 61,5 km from Milan - exit Sesto Calende. From there, you take the strada statale 629, direction Angera, where you can find many tourism signages to lead your way.

    • By boat

      You can reach the Rocca from Stresa, Arona, Pallanza, Locarno… Using the boats of the Navigazione Lago Maggiore.
      For further information call number 800 551801, or visit www.navigazionelaghi.it.
      On the lake are available many navigation societies offering the possibility to move at each time, for every destination.

    • By train

      Ferrovie dello Stato, line Milano-Sempione, stop: Arona, connection with the boat to reach Angera.