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Terre Borromeo

30 June 2021

New environmental education project with marble trout at Parco Pallavicino

Project developed in collaboration with the CNR-IRSA

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Terre Borromeo

14 May 2020

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

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.

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Parco Pallavicino

30 April 2020

Parco Pallavicino opens on 4 May

After the long period spent at home, it will be possible to treat yourself to a visit to totally relax and have fun walking in the midst of nature at the site of Terre Borromeo in Stresa.

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Rocca di Angera

20 January 2020

At the Rocca di Angera, Fantastic Utopias: the contemporary artworks of 15 international artists

From 20 April to 27 September 2020 the exhibition Fantastic Utopias, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa in collaboration with Galleria Continua.

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Isola Bella

16 January 2020

Vitaliano VI Borromeo: an exhibition on Isola Bella celebrating the genius and aesthetic sense of its founder

Isola Bella celebrates its founder Vitaliano VI Borromeo with an exhibition looking back over his life, and above all his work – the vessel that emerges from the waters of Lago Maggiore – still a source of admiration and amazement today to visitors from all over the world.

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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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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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