Isola Madre Schools

What is included

- Free visit of the botanical Garden hosting rare plant species and collections from every part of the world.

- Free visit of Palazzo Borromeo

After selecting the tickets in the basket of this page, it is possible to add other services in the following page.:

  • Guided visit of the Palace.
  • Transfer by motor-boat
  • Breakfast or aperitif by the Cafeteria into the Garden.

At the end of the transaction you will get a confirmation e-mail with a voucher-ticket in the attachment, which will allow you to acces directly to the palace skipping the line at the ticket office.


To Know

The access for groups must be split into subgroups of 20 people.

In respect of the safety rules, access to sites can be limited.

It is not possible to enter the sites if you have a high temperature (over 37.5°) or other symptoms of influenza and where hazardous conditions exist, such as coming from risk areas or in close contact with persons testing positively for the virus in the last 14 days or coming from abroad in the last 14 days.

It is mandatory to show the Green Pass or a negative Covid-test result (molecular or rapid antigen test carried out 48 hours prior to the visit)

Access is only permitted if you are wearing a mask.

You are advised to wash your hands frequently; hand sanitising, gel dispensers are located at various points along the visit tour and into the toilets.

Always keep a distance of more than one meter from the other visitors and from the personnel.

The restaurant La Piratera on Isola Madre is a perfect solution for those who want to discover the tradition of the lake cuisine .

We recommend downloading the Borromean Islands app from the Google Play and iTunes App Stores as the audio guides at the ticket office will not be available.

The entrance to the Palace and Garden with pets of any size is not allowed, except guide dogs.

Ticket validity

The ticket is valid until 1 november 2022.
In case of no use the ticket won’t be refunded.

The transport is not included

Opening time

From 18 March to 25 September 2022
Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m., last entrance. Palace closes at 06:00 p.m., gardens close at 06:30 p.m.

From 26 September to 29 October 2022
Daily from 09:30 a.m. to 04:30 p.m., last entrance. Palace closes at 05:00 p.m., gardens close at 05:30 p.m.

From 30 October to 1 November 2022
Daily from 09:30 a.m. to 03:30 p.m., last entrance. Palace closes at 04:00 p.m., gardens close at 04:30 p.m.

The opening and closing time of museums and gardens are subject to changes for extraordinary events.


Special rates

- Kids (6-15 years): reduced rate
- Babies (up to 6 years): free
- Family Ticket: with 2 adult tickets and 2 kids ticket, the second kids ticket is free.
- Groups: minimum 18 people, one free entrance every 18 paid tickets.

Disabled visitors with a certifyed invalidity equal or higher than 30% will get a discount of 50%, valid for the accompanying person too.

The discount will be showed directly into the basket.

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