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Disability

Due to the particular geographical morphology of the Borromeo locations and their gardens, as well as the restrictions put in place by the Cultural, Architectural and Landscape Heritage Service, access to the museum sites may prove difficult for people with mobility disabilities.

Disabled visitors with a certified disability of 30% or more are entitled to a 50% discount, which is also applicable to their companion.
Please note that Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Bella and the Rocca di Angera are equipped with a lift to allow visits to the internal rooms. On request, our staff can offer support to open the turnstiles located at the exit openings for Isola Bella and Isola Madre.
At the Parco Pallavicino it is possible to request at the ticket office the availability of a golf car in advance to take visitors from the box-office to the cafeteria, which is located at the highest, most panoramic point. The journey is of short duration.
For further information on methods of access, we suggest contacting the Terre Borromeo call centre +39 0323.933478.

Pets

To maintain the balance of the delicate museum and botanical heritage, access is not permitted for animals inside the Palazzi and gardens of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Rocca di Angera. Access is permitted for guide dogs for the visually impaired.

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Sapevate che l'etimologia del nome Borromeo ha il sapore di una leggenda?
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Vaghi racconti ci narrano che un certo Lazzaro – il primo presunto esponente della casata Borromeo – si recò a Roma nel 1300 per compiere il pellegrinaggio dell’Anno Santo.
Al suo ritorno gli venne assegnato il nome di “Bon Romeo”, ovvero “buon pellegrino che è stato a Roma”, e da questo soprannome sarebbe derivato il cognome della famiglia.
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Un'altra storia ci racconta che la famiglia Borromeo proviene dal borgo di San Miniato al Tedesco, che abbandona nel 1370, per costruire, nei secoli, un patrimonio di bellezze di cui l’Isola Bella è l’espressione più compiuta.
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Did you know that the etymology of the name Borromeo has the flavor of a legend?
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Vague stories tell us that a certain Lazzaro – the first presumed exponent of the Borromeo family – went to Rome in 1300 to make the pilgrimage of the Holy Year.
On his return he was given the name "Bon Romeo", or "good pilgrim who was in Rome", and this nickname is where the family surname would have derived from.
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Another story tells us that the Borromeo family came from the village of San Miniato al Tedesco, which the family abandoned in 1370, to build, over the centuries, a heritage of beauty, of which Isola Bella is the most complete expression.
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Discover more in our Stories through History!

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Straordinario!
Dal latino extraordinarius, composto da extra «fuori» e ordo-dĭnis «ordine».
Significa non ordinario, inconsueto, che non rientra nella normalità, grandissimo, singolare, eccezionale.
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Tutti aggettivi adatti per descrivere l’unicità del progetto che Vitaliano VI concepì realizzando l’Isola Bella e che vi raccontiamo nella mostra “Vitaliano VI. L’invenzione dell’Isola Bella” a Palazzo Borromeo.
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Ritratti, medaglie, documenti e opere mai esposte al pubblico testimoniano come prese vita uno dei più straordinari esempi dello stile barocco nell’Italia nord-occidentale.
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La visita è compresa nel biglietto di ingresso a Palazzo Borromeo sull'Isola Bella. Aperta fino al 1° novembre 2021.
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Extraordinary!
From the Latin “extraordinarius”, composed of extras "out" and ordo-dènis "order".
It means not ordinary, unusual, that it does not fall within normality, great, singular, exceptional.
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All of these adjectives are suitable to describe the uniqueness of the project that Vitaliano VI conceived by creating Isola Bella, as you will discover in the exhibition "Vitaliano VI: The Invention of Isola Bella" at Palazzo Borromeo.
Portraits, medals, documents and works never before exhibited to the public all showcase how one of the most extraordinary examples of the Baroque style in northwestern Italy came to life.
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The visit is included in the entrance ticket to Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Bella. Open until November 1ST 2021.
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Main sponsor: @aon_italia

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