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Isola Bella
Isola Madre

Isola Bella
Isola Madre

By car

From the Autostrada dei Laghi motorway in the direction of Gravellona Toce, Carpugnino exit, following the signs for Stresa.
It is possible to park in Piazza Marconi in Stresa and from here you can take one of the boats to reach the Isole Borromee.
Alternatively, you can leave your car in the square in Carciano opposite the dock.

By train

Ferrovie dello Stato railway, Milan-Sempione line, Stresa stop. The station is around 850 m from Piazza Marconi.
With Ferrovie Nord railway, Milan-Laveno line, Laveno stop.

By bus

VB Arona Milan line: departure from Milan Lampugnano, stop B5.
Or Verbania–Stresa–Malpensa, which requires advance booking.
For info: www.safduemila.com.

By plane

Distance from the principal airports: Turin Caselle 140 km – Milan Malpensa 50 km – Milan Linate 110 km – Bergamo Orio Al Serio 130 km.

 

FROM DRY LAND TO THE ISLANDS
By ferry

The boats depart from the main locations on the lake.
For further information: Navigazione Lago Maggiore – scheduled passenger service. Also available is a non-scheduled passenger service by motorboat.

Parco Pallavicino

Parco Pallavicino

By car

From the Autostrada dei Laghi motorway in the direction of Gravellona Toce, Carpugnino exit, following the signs for Stresa.
A free car park is available in the proximity of the entrance to the Park. Due to the limited number of spaces available, we recommend that you use the free shuttle service departing every day from Piazza Marconi in Stresa.

 

By train

Ferrovia dello Stato railway, Milan-Sempione line, Stresa stop. Stresa station is located 800m on foot from the Parco Pallavicino.
With Ferrovie Nord railway, Milan-Laveno line, Laveno stop.

 

By bus

VB Arona Milan line: departure from Milan Lampugnano, stop B5.
Or Verbania–Stresa–Malpensa, which requires advance booking.
For info: www.safduemila.com.

 

By plane

Distance from the principal airports: Turin Caselle 140 km – Milan Malpensa 50 km – Milan Linate 110 km – Bergamo Orio Al Serio 130 km.

Rocca di Angera

Rocca di Angera

By car

Autostrada dei Laghi motorway in the direction of Gravellona Toce, Sesto Calende exit, continuing along A-road SS 629 in the direction of Angera, where access to the Rocca is facilitated by the road signs for tourists.
A free car park is available opposite the entrance to the Rocca.

The Rocca di Angera is 45 minutes far from Isole Borromee and Parco Pallavicino by car.

By train

Ferrovie dello Stato railway, Milan-Sempione line, Arona stop. The boat for Angera leaves from here. The Rocca can be reached on foot along a panoramic route uphill that takes around 15 minutes.

For further information: Navigazione Lago Maggiore – scheduled passenger service. Also available is a non-scheduled passenger service by motorboat.

By plane

Distance from the principal airports: Turin Caselle 135 km – Milan Malpensa 25 km – Milan Linate 85 km – Bergamo Orio Al Serio 110 km.

Parco del Mottarone

Parco del Mottarone

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Castelli di Cannero

Castelli di Cannero

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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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Scoprite di più nelle nostre Storie nella Storia!
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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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Main sponsor: @aon_italia
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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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