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Dates and Times – Isola Bella, Island Madre and Rocca di Angera

Every day, with the following opening hours:
• Isola Bella: 10am-5.30pm (last entry) Palazzo closes 6pm, Garden closes 6.15pm
• Isola Madre: 10am-4pm (last entry) Palazzo closes 4.30pm, Garden closes 4.45pm
• Parco Pallavicino: from Monday to Friday 12pm-5.30pm (last entry) | closure 6pm; Sat–Sun 10am-6pm (last entry) | closure 6.30pm
• Rocca di Angera*: Mon–Fri 12 noon-5.30pm (last visit) closes 6pm
Sat–Sun 10am-5.30pm (last visit) closes 6pm
Ala Scaligera Mon–Sun 12 noon-5.30pm (last visit) closes 6pm
*Access to the Rocca di Angera is allowed free of charge as far as the cafeteria/bookshop, where the tickets for admission to the museum are on sale. You access the courtyard and the rooms of the Castle via the garden.


Will the museums be visitable in their entirely?

Yes, and we recommend that you devote some of your time to the exhibitions:
• Vitaliano VI. The Invention of Isola Bella staged in the Salone Nuovo in Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Bella. The exhibition is included in the admission ticket.
• Fantastic Utopias a previously unseen contemporary art project staged in the Ala Scaligera of the Rocca di Angera. The exhibition is included in the admission ticket. Visitors are accompanied by a guide on the visit itinerary. (languages: Italian, English, French, German)


What measures have you adopted for a fully safe visit?

• You are advised to arrive with a ticket already purchased online via the platform, where it is also possible to add transportation by motorboat from Stresa.
• By downloading ufirst, a free platform available as an app and on the web, you can book your visit 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.
• Respecting the safety regulations, numbers allowed access to the sites may be limited.
• It is not possible to enter the park if you have a high temperature (over 37.5°) or other symptoms of influenza and where hazardous conditions exist, such as coming from risk areas or in close contact with persons testing positively for the virus in the last 14 days or coming from abroad in the last 14 days.
• Access is only permitted if you are wearing a face mask.
• You are advised to wash your hands frequently; hand sanitising gel dispensers are available along the visiting routes and in the toilets.
• Always keep a distance of more than one meter from the other visitors and from the park personnel.


What services are available for visitors with disabilities?

Disabled visitors with a certified disability of 30% or more are entitled to a 50% discount, which is also applicable to their companion.
A lift is available on Isola Bella, on the ground floor of Palazzo Borromeo, and can be used on request made to the personnel at the admission control point.

A lift is available at the Rocca di Angera, on the ground floor of the Ala Scaligera, which takes you to the third floor, which is then connected to the Hall of Justice and the Historical Rooms. If the Ala Scaligera is closed, it is necessary to ask the personnel in the cafeteria or the ticket office.

On Isola Madre, due to the particular geographical morphology of the location and its gardens, as well as the restrictions put in place by the Government Cultural, Architectural and Landscape Heritage Service, access proves difficult for persons with motor disabilities.

Access is permitted for the visually impaired with a guide dog.


Is it possible to book a guided visit?

It is possible to purchase the guided visit, which is reserved for a small number of people/family group, on site.


Is it possible to hire the audioguide?

No, we recommend that you download the Isole Borromee app from the Google Play and iTunes app stores.


Is it possible to purchase combined tickets?

All the combined tickets, for open-ended use, can be purchased on the platform. It is also possible to add tranportation to the Isole Borromee by motorboat.
It is obligatory to confirm your booking at least one day in advance by phoning the number shown on the voucher. Notification of the opening hours will be given on confirmation of the service. The municipal regulations currently in force for passenger transport are as follows:
• Sanitisation of surfaces frequently touched by passengers (handrails, support points for hands, etc.) at the end of each ride.
• Obligation to maintain a distance of 1m between all passengers, the requirement to remain seated.
• Customers must embark wearing a face mask before boarding.
• There are hand sanitising gel dispensers on the boats.
• The captains are provided with masks and gloves.
• General sanitisation of all transportation at the end of each day.


Are your cafeterias open?

All the cafeterias located at the museum sites and in the gardens are open so that visitors can enjoy a peaceful and safety break.


Is it possible to consume packed lunches in your gardens?

It is not possible at the sites of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Rocca di Angera. It is possible in the Parco Pallavicino where visitors could consume its packed lunch in the picnic areas.


Are the bookshops open?

Yes, they are open. The bookshop in the Parco Pallavicino will be open from 1 June.


Are the activities in Vicolo del Fornello on Isola Bella open?

The Emporio and Vicolo boutiques are open from Monday 18 May with articles for the home, perfumes, jewellery, textiles and clothes.
Customers are advised that items tried on and not purchased will be sanitised before being put back on display. The Fope jeweller’s will be open from 1 June. The Fornello, Bottega con Cucina bistro will reopen in the month of June.


Are The Borromeo’s Dream Homes available for booking?

Bookings are open for all the apartments, up to 8 bed places. An additional service of sanitisation of the whole apartment is guaranteed before each new guest enters.


Are the animals in the Parco Pallavicino safe?

There is no evidence of contagion and the official declarations by the National Federation of Orders of Italian Veterinarians state that they have no evidence of the possibility of transmission between people and animals. However, you are advised not to pet the animals.

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Sappiamo tornare bambini e meravigliarci delle piccole cose?
Visitare le Isole Borromee insieme ai più piccoli non è solo sensibilizzarli al rispetto e alla cura della natura ma anche imparare a guardarla con i loro occhi.
Siete pronti?
Is it possible to become children again and marvel at the little things?
Visiting the Borromean Islands with the little ones is not only a fantastic way to show them how to respect and care for nature, but it also allows them to learn by looking at it through their own eyes.
Are you ready?

#terreborromeo #isolabella #lakemaggiore #lagomaggiore #borromeoexperience #natureaddicted #viaggioinitalia #estateitaliana
Sin dagli albori della civiltà, bene e male sono i due principi fondamentali che governano l'esistenza umana: a ognuno la responsabilità di decidere da quale farsi guidare.
Vitaliano VI ha scelto di spendere la propria vita nella creazione di un progetto che durasse nei secoli, della cui bellezza ne potessero godere tutti.
In mostra a Palazzo Borromeo "Vitaliano VI. L'invenzione dell'Isola Bella", fino al 1° novembre.
Since the dawn of civilization, good and evil have been the two fundamental principles that govern human existence. We are all responsible for deciding which one to be guided by.
Vitaliano VI chose to spend his life creating a project that would last throughout the centuries, so that it’s beauty could be enjoyed by all.
"Vitaliano VI: The Invention of Isola Bella", on display at Palazzo Borromeo until November 1st.

#artlovers #terreborromeo #isolabella #lakemaggiore #lagomaggiore #borromeoexperience #baroccopiemonte #estateitaliana #viaggioinitalia
Non solo mare.
@donatellabianchiofficial è venuta sul Lago Maggiore per scoprire le meraviglie che si affacciano sul blu del Verbano.
Oggi alle ore 14 su Rai Uno, Linea Blu vi farà viaggiare anche sull'Isola Madre e sull'Isola Bella.

#terreborromeo #borromeoexperience #isolamadre #isolabella #lagomaggiore #lakemaggiore #estateitaliana #viaggioinitalia
Avete trascorso una giornata sul Lago Maggiore e vorreste poter rimanere ancora qualche ora in questa cornice?

Salite al Mottarone e godetevi il panorama da un'altra prospettiva.

Ogni sabato di settembre il ristorante @rifugiogenziana propone menù dedicati per la cena.

Siamo molto felici di annunciarvi che la mostra “Fantastic Utopias" ospitata all'Ala Scaligera della Rocca di Angera rimarrà aperta fino al 1° novembre 2020.

Un appuntamento da aggiungere al calendario per un fuori porta autunnale dedicato all'arte contemporanea.

Grazie a @galleriacontinua  e @ila.bonacossa per questa stimolante collaborazione.

Alla mostra “Fantastic Utopias” all’Ala Scaligera della Rocca di Angera c’è spazio per ogni forma d’arte. L’artista ucraina Zhanna Kadyrova porta con sé la sua esperienza tra video e fotografia, scultura, performance e installazione.
Nell’opera Second Hand assistiamo ad un inconsueto accostamento: piastrelle di edifici in decadimento o distrutti diventano capi d’abbigliamento e biancheria. Un’installazione che racconta con parole differenti la storia della fabbrica di seta Darnitsky Silk Factory, un tempo una delle più importanti in URSS.
L’artista gioca con diverse forme e materiali, alla ricerca di nuovi significati. Eppure, la materia rimane ciò che dà forma e completa, prima di ogni cosa viene sempre l’idea. 
In collaborazione con @galleriacontinua
Main sponsor: @aon_italia
In the "Fantastic Utopias" exhibition at the Ala Scaligera of the Rocca di Angera there is room for every art form. Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova expresses her experience through video, photography, sculpture, performance and installation. 
In the work "Second Hand", work we see an unusual combination: tiles from decaying or destroyed buildings become clothing and linens. An installation that tells the story of the Darnitsky Silk Factory, once one of the most important in the USSR, with different words.
The artist plays with a variety of shapes and materials, in search of new meanings. Although physical matter remains, gives shape and completes, the idea always comes first.

#terreborromeo #lakemaggiore #lagomaggiore #borromeoexperience #roccadiangera #art #artlovers #stresa #viaggioinitalia #estateitaliana
Ciò che ci ha lasciato Vitaliano VI Borromeo non è solo la realizzazione di un progetto visionario, ma anche la testimonianza di riflessioni continue.
Un impegno tenace, la consapevolezza dei propri valori e dell’importanza di usare il tempo come spazio di crescita non solo di un progetto ma delle proprie virtù.
La mostra "Vitaliano VI. L'invenzione dell'Isola bella", fino al 1° novembre.
Main sponsor: @aon_italia
What Vitaliano VI Borromeo left us is not only the realization of a visionary project, but also the testimony of continuous reflections.
A tenacious commitment, awareness of one's values and the importance of using time as a space for growth, not only of a project but of one's virtues.
The exhibition "Vitaliano VI: The Invention of the Isola Bella", until November 1st.

#artlovers #terreborromeo #isolabella #lakemaggiore #lagomaggiore #borromeoexperience #baroccopiemonte
Avete mai fatto caso che alcuni dei profumi più intensi in natura provengono da fiori bianchi? Non solo gardenie, ma anche gelsomini, tuberose, zagare...
La perfezione della natura gli permette di attirare gli insetti impollinatori anche senza una sgargiante palette di colori, solo con il loro inconfondibile profumo caldo e avvolgente.
D'estate l'essenza delle gardenie in fiore nell’atrio di Diana trasforma la visita ai giardini dell’Isola Bella in un'esperienza che coinvolge tutti i sensi.
Have you ever noticed that some of the most intense perfumes in nature come from white flowers? Not only gardenias, but also jasmine, tuberose, orange blossom...
The perfection of nature allows them to attract pollinating insects without a bright color palette: using only their unmistakably warm and enveloping scent.
In summer, the essence of the gardenias in bloom in Diana's atrium transforms a visit to the gardens of Isola Bella into an experience that involves all the senses.

#terreborromeo #stresa #isolabella #lakemaggiore #lagomaggiore #borromeoexperience #natureaddicted #estateitaliana #viaggioinitalia