The islands of the Borromeo Gulf, true natural pearls that man’s labour has rendered even more precious, are places full of ancient charm and a refined and extremely elegant beauty.
Isola Bella, with its Baroque palace and breathtaking garden, is the pride of Lake Maggiore. This Italian-style garden has ten green terraces, thirty-seven metres high, with plants and flowers of a rare beauty.
Tropical plants and unique examples fill this garden in a constantly striking effect that culminates in the ‘theatre’ at the top of the terraces. This enormous and incredible garden is enhanced by pools, fountains and by a multitude of statues dating back to the second half of the 17th century. The white peacocks, which wander freely across the velvet lawns, also contribute to its enchanting atmosphere.
Isola Madre is the largest and most majestic of the three islands in the Borromeo Gulf. It is world famous for its grounds, an English garden created in the early 19th century, which houses surprising flora that is difficult to find in other locations in an area stretching over almost 8 hectares.
Alongside these rare and exotic plants are peacocks roaming freely, parrots and pheasants, in a blaze of colour and harmony of forms.
Finally, we come to Isola Pescatori, home of the Verbano Hotel, which surprises the visitor with the romantic atmosphere that is so dear to us and always provides unique and unforgettable emotions.