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A 17th-century palace featuring an Italian Baroque style.

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Sumptuous palace and gardens

This is indeed a very unique attraction. The palace itself is outstanding with gorgeous furniture, and grand salons with exquisite wood work and art. Then, the views from the... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Maria Z
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This is indeed a very unique attraction. The palace itself is outstanding with gorgeous furniture, and grand salons with exquisite wood work and art. Then, the views from the many windows opened to a glistening Lake Maggiore. "The Grotto" in the lower level of the palace is unbelievably beautiful and unique. The opulence of the gardens are un-equaled. Just to... More 

Thank Maria Z
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

Beautiful, fascinating palazzo with magnificent gardens and a very interesting history. We loved visiting and wandering the gardens. Guides are provided for a tour of the palazzo. Our guide was awful (I couldn't read her name or I state it) – inappropriate jokes that fell flat, slightly condescending, and a dumbed down presentation.

Thank Julie H
Marbella, Spain
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

While there is an extra charge to tour the palace, it is well worth it. My favourite room is the art gallery, and the puppet hall is quite remarkable. Take your time and don't rush or else you will miss the many small gems that are worth sitting and simply contemplating.

1 Thank Lynnclaire D
Lugano, Switzerland
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

This island is a huge castle with a small village on the side. You'll find everything the nobles may have had: - botanical garden and more, - amazing view, - arts: paintings, statues, tapestry, furnitures...........), - archeology, -...

2 Thank David R
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

If the paintings and many of the furniture are not especially remarkable there, some objet d'art and curiosities are worth of our attention in the numerous immense rooms of this very impressive palace. Don't miss the "à la Française" gardens with the view on the lake.Count two hours for a complete visit, one for a quick one.

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Tehachapi, California
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

It was a fantastic visit to this grand palace. It is hard to believe a family owns this and not the state and that they still stay here. The history of this family is fascinating. The guide was so enthralled with the family that I thought he must be a relative. The estate is lovely and the gardens are magnificent... More 

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Reviewed 25 August 2015

I visited the Borromeo palace on a recent tour of Italy we stayed two nights at lake majjorie it's a amazing place we only saw about a quarter of it. There is room full of paintings by masters of art also other artifacts. The gardens are outstanding built on a tiered effect also the white peacocks were beautiful well worth... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

I have been here twice and you just have to experience the palace and the gardens (especially the gardens). It has a great story, sits in the middle of a beautiful lake and is a charming palace.

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Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

We visited this amazing palace for 3-4 hours .the palace himself is beautiful with great royal collections .after that we got out to the garden that was outstanding. F.I.Y in the palace they don't allow to take pictures. see pictures on : https://www.flickr.com/photos/82458480@N05/sets/72157630636886492/

Thank Markog35
Great Guana Cay
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Started on Intra ferry and visited Isola Madre first, then lunch at Isola Pescatori and then Isola Bella. Grounds of the two Villas were beautiful and the villas were magnificent. This family was living large. Due to late start only time for quick lunch at Trattoria Imbarcadero. Food great and they got it out in time for to make the... More 

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