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All reviews isola dei pescatori fishing village couple of hours walk around narrow lanes small church pasta worth a trip tourist shops ferry port tacky souvenirs sea glass waters edge restaurants and coffee shops day trip few hours mobility issues
My wife and I went for a quick break to Lago Maggiore in the beginning of November 2018. the Isola dei Pescatori was the only one of the three Borromei islands fully open to the public, and it did not disappoint. Rustic, winding mini alleys...More
The only island on Lake Maggiore to have been continuously inhabited since the 10th century. Distinctive features of its ancient little village are narrow lanes with characteristic two-storey houses, with long balconies traditionally used for drying fish. Today the island’s inhabitants earn their living mainly...More
If you do the 3 islands visit, which is wonderful, you can organise your time to have lunch here as the middle island to visit. The island you can walk around in 20 minutes, through the little cobbled streets but a great choice of restaurants...More
The local tourist info promotes this place as part of the must-see island visits, but this one only has restaurants and some places to stay on it. If that is what you want to do, go ahead. Otherwise stay on the ferry and go to...More
If you like dining out and you like fish this charming Little and I mean little island in Lake Maggiore is a must to visit. It only takes about 15 minute to walk around but it has lots of super restaurants the majority overlooking the...More
This is one of the stops on the boats that hurry to and fro on lake Maggiore. It is very small and only consists of restaurants and coffee shops and some lovely views as you want round. Its a great place to stop for lunch.
We did a trip here by ferry to visit both Isola Bella and Isola die Pescatori. It was a great day out. In fact we actually preferred this island to the larger one Isola Bella. Unless you visit the palace in which case the other...More
Also called Isola Superiore and Fisherman’s Island, this is the main island on Lago Maggiore, connected by regular ferry service to Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Speza, and Carciano. It is a village of narrow alleys filled with shops, trattorias, restaurants, and pizzerias. People here are...More
We took a trip from Stresa to the Island of the fishermen by a local boat. We passed the other two islands. When we got to the fishermen’s Island it gave a great impression of a tightly fit community with narrow streets, Fishermans nets hanging...More
What a wonderful, interesting place this little island is.
You can really see how the fishermen of the lake, and their families would have lived in days gone by.
There is a tiny museum on the island which gives an insight of how they all...More