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A relaxing break

Isola Madre

Whether it is a breakfast to start the day, a snack or a lunch to take a well deserved break during the visit, the cafeteria of the Isola Madre is a corner for relaxation immersed in a “Garden of Eden”, where you can also enjoy a Spritz, admiring the Avenue of Palms and the blue of Lago Maggiore.

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Inside the Cafeteria there is a bookshop space where you can purchase quality hand-crafted products inspired by the art collections of the Borromeo residences.
In addition to books and catalogues to look in depth into the history and art of these enchanting places, multi-coloured shopping bags, precious silk and Georgette scarves, sophisticated pottery and intoxicating perfumes are all available, along with much more besides.

A range of refined articles made in Italy to bring home a touch of the excitement experienced during the visit.

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Villa and Parco Pallavicino owned 100% by Borromeo

Prince Vitaliano Borromeo completed the acquisition of the location

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#Berthier130
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L’unica galleria di pittura barocca tra Piemonte e Lombardia conservata fino a noi è a Palazzo Borromeo sull’Isola Bella.
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È la Galleria Berthier che tra le sue 130 opere, comprende anche dipinti di grandi nomi nella cerchia di Leonardo da Vinci, tra cui Bernardino de’ Conti, tra i maggiori esponenti della tradizione sforzesca.
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Anche in questo ritratto d’uomo, la vista di tre quarti su fondo scuro, l’attenzione ai dettagli del costume del personaggio e la durezza plastica, quasi di derivazione nordica, ne fanno i tratti distintivi di questo grande autore.
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Vediamo insieme gli altri dettagli nelle Stories?
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Bernardino de’ Conti
Ritratto d’uomo
1505-1510
Galleria Berthier, Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella
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#Berthier130
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The only baroque painting gallery between Piedmont and Lombardy preserved to this day is at Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Bella.
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It is the Galleria Berthier, which houses 130 works including paintings by renowned artists in the circle of Leonardo da Vinci, including Bernardino de' Conti; one of the greatest exponents of the Sforza tradition.
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Even in this portrait of a man, depicted in a three-quarter perspective on a dark background, the attention to detail of the character's costume and the hardness of the plastic, almost of Nordic derivation, are the hallmarks of this great artist.
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Shall we observe the other details together in our stories?
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Bernardino de’ Conti
Portrait of a man
1505-1510
Galleria Berthier, Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella

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