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19 May 2020

From 18 May Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Rocca di Angera are opening with art exhibitions and blooms

From Monday 18 May the 2020 season of Lago Maggiore definitively gets under way with the reopening of the museum sites of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Rocca di Angera.

 
After Parco Pallavicino, which resumed welcoming visitors on 4 May, it is now the turn of the other destinations of Terre Borromeo. Among the appointments not to be missed, the art exhbitions “Vitaliano VI. The Invention of Isola Bella” and “Fantastic Utopias” and the blooming of the splendid flowers on Isola Madre.

To respect the safety measures and for fast access, we recommend purchasing your tickets online. And with the Ufirst app the queues at the ticket offices disappear.

For a number of weeks now, the company SAG, which manages the Terre Borromeo sites, has been committed to guaranteeing the maximum safety of personnel and, since 18 May, of visitors, ensuring the best possible visitor experience. Guests are advised to purchase their tickets online at https://booking.isoleborromee.it/ before arrival in order to enter, on a physically distanced basis, but directly, the admission control areas for the museums, avoiding the ticket office. It is possible to organise a complete Borromeo Experience on the website, selecting a number of locations at a discounted price, and to add transportation by motorboat from Stresa.

Furthermore, by downloading Ufirst, a free platform available as an app and on the web, you can book your place virtually at your preferred time; you receive a notification as your turn approaches and at that point it will be possible to go to the museum and enjoy priority access.

Visitors are asked to respect rigorously the regulations issued by the government, such as the obligation to wear a face mask, physical distancing, washing hands frequently (hand sanitising gel dispensers are available along the visiting routes and in the toilets). Visitors can consult a detailed vademecum guide and the opening hours of all the sites.

There are numerous innovations to discover at the various locations of the Terre Borromeo circuit.

 

ISOLA BELLA

400 years from the birth of Vitaliano VI Borromeo and in the year of Piedmontese Baroque, Isola Bella celebrates its “creator” with the exhibition “Vitaliano VI. The Invention of Isola Bella”, at Palazzo Borromeo until 1 November 2020. Staged in the grand hall, painted portraits, sculptures, medals e documents bear witness to the main phases of Vitaliano VI’s life, in addition to a number of works never previously exhibited to the public. In the rooms of the museum itinerary you will also be able to identify the furniture and the original paintings that are still to be found today exactly where the Milanese noble wanted them to be.

A passionate collector, Vitaliano VI Borromeo created a genuine Wunderkammer full of stone, marble and alabaster items, paintings of countryside scenes and perspectives, frames decorated with rock crystals, agates and lapis lazuli. The Italian-style garden, designed exactly as it appears today, is also the expression of the Baroque style that Vitaliano VI wanted, distinguished by stone architectures covered in mosaics, statues and fountains that, together with the hedges, created genuine theatres in the greenery.

 
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Nella piccola Adorazione dei Magi che fu di Giulia Arese, moglie di Renato II Borromeo, la cura che Giulio Cesare Procaccini mette nella regia e nella resa delle figure, concepite come microsculture preziose, ci ricorda che l’artista attorno al 1605, sebbene trentenne, è da poco approdato all’arte della pittura.
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Nato a Bologna, figlio di Ercole Procaccini il Vecchio e fratello di Camillo e Carlo Antonio, tutti rinomati pittori, Giulio Cesare fu l’unico della famiglia a iniziare la carriera artistica come scultore.
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Questa tavola della Galleria Berthier è uno dei migliori esempi delle sue sperimentazioni giovanili, dove la pittura veloce, impetuosa e improvvisa rilegge i maestri di area emiliana, primo fra tutti il Parmigianino.
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Giulio Cesare Procaccini
Adorazione dei Magi
1605 circa
Galleria Berthier, Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella
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In the little Adoration of the Magi by Giulia Arese, wife of Renato II Borromeo, the care that Giulio Cesare Procaccini puts into directing and rendering figures, conceived as precious microsculptures, reminds us that the artist, in around 1605, although thirty years old, had recently arrived in the art of painting.
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Born in Bologna, son of Ercole Procaccini the Elder and brother of Camillo and Carlo Antonio, all renowned painters, Giulio Cesare was the only one in the family to begin his artistic career as a sculptor.
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This panel from Galleria Berthier is one of the best examples of his early experiments, where fast, impetuous and sudden painting reinterprets the masters of the Emilian area, starting with Parmigianino.
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Giulio Cesare Procaccini
Adoration of the Magi
Around 1605
Galleria Berthier, Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella

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Dalla magica cornice del Lago Maggiore alla fiabesca atmosfera di uno storico castello, le Isole Borromee e la Rocca di Angera tra le “Meraviglie” di @albertoangelarai1
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Un viaggio alla scoperta di tradizioni secolari, bellezze artistiche e paesaggi mozzafiato che rendono unico il nostro bel Paese.
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Appuntamento martedì 4 gennaio 2022 alle 21:25 su @rai1official per tornare a viaggiare tra le #Meraviglie d'Italia.
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From the magical setting of Lake Maggiore to the fairytale atmosphere of the historic castle, Isole Borromee and Rocca di Angera among Alberto Angela's “Wonders”.
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A journey to discover centuries-old traditions, artistic beauties and breathtaking landscapes.
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Save the date! January 4th at 9.25pm on RaiUno to return to travel among the #Meraviglie of Italy.

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Pronunciate il nome Viburnum. Quale sensazione vi lascia?
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Se vi sembra risuonare fortemente tra le labbra, come qualcosa dal carattere molto forte, è perché avete intuito la caratteristica dei suoi rami: la tenacia.
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Gli antichi arcieri avevano scelto proprio il legno di Viburnum lantana per realizzare frecce leggere e dalla dirittura molto precisa. I rami del Viburnum opulus, invece, venivano usati come scudisci per cavalli.
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Noi abbiamo scelto il Viburno per dare un tocco di magia ai viali dell’Isola Bella in inverno. Quando sbocciano sembrano batuffoli di neve profumatissima.
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Say the name Viburnum. What feeling does it evoke?
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If it seems to resonate powerfully between your lips, like something with a very strong character, it is because you have embodied the essential characteristic of its branches: tenacity.
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Ancient archers chose the wood of Viburnum lantana to make light arrows with a very precise straightness. The branches of the Viburnum opulus, on the other hand, were used as shields for horses.
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We have chosen the Viburnum to give a touch of magic to the paths of Isola Bella during the winter. When they bloom, they are like balls of fragrant snow.

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