Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermen’s Island) – also known by the name of Isola Superiore – is certainly one of the most picturesque islands of the Borromeo archipelago, as well as the only island in the gulf that is inhabited all year round. Its small, ancient centre is so unique that it makes the island a true corner of a far off world from bygone days, where romanticism and elegance reign supreme.
Among the narrow alleyways of this hamlet are the island’s typical homes, with red brick roofs and long balconies, once used by fishermen to dry their catch, fished from the clear waters of Lake Maggiore.
The island’s unmistakeable outline is characterised by the pointed bell tower of the Church of San Vittore, a national monument of enormous historic and cultural value. It is impossible to describe the charm of this island and the atmosphere that surrounds you as you walk down its streets and along the shore occupied by the little boats of its residents. It is even more atmospheric in the evenings, when the moon is reflected in the lake and the island shimmers in the moonlight, creating a unique scene.
The Verbano Hotel is proud to be a part of this magic which, every year, season after season, delights visitors and tourists and offers fairytale moments, to be jealously preserved in the album of one’s fondest memories.