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Isola Madre, Lake Maggiore

Isola Madre, at 220 m wide and 330 m long, is the largest island of the Isole Borromee archipelago which falls within the Italian part of the Alpine Lake Maggiore, in the Province of Verbano Cusio Ossola, Piedmont.

The island is occupied by a number of buildings and architectural structures and is especially well known for its gardens.

In the past it was known as Isola di San Vittore and later as Isola Maggiore.
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  • Peacocks, golden pheasants, silver pheasants, bright yellow pheasants - they are all after your sandwiches. You're not supposed to feed them, but they will show an interest in any bag you open. The....  more »
  • Isola Madre is definitely more subdued than Isola Bella - we did Bella first and felt like Madre was a bit of a let down, but I imagine if we went the other way we would have found Bella too...  more »
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  • Lovely island, garden, birds and villa. Good range of plants from around the world with shady paths. Bar inside garden and restaurant outside.
  • Heaven on earth!!! Great souvenirs around there to. Don't forget to carry your costume.
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