Isola Bella + Isola Madre Schools


What you will do

  • You will visit the baroque Palace and the Italianate Garden of Isola Bella. 
  • You will discover the Gallery of Paintings of Isola Bella.   
  • You will visit the Sixteenth Century Palace and the English Garden of Isola Madre.
  • You will skip the line at the ticket office for admission.       
  • You will have priority access to the Palace and Gardens. 

A celebrative exhibition dedicated to the builder of the Island, Vitaliano Borromeo VI (1620-1692) ,after 400 years from his birth, will be held from 20th March to 2nd September 2020 in the Reception Room of Palazzo Borromeo of Isola Bella.
The exhibition will alternate paintings, documents and graphic testimonies to point out the figure of this versatile character and its ambitious, decorative and architechtural project.


Key information

Availability

From 20 March to 01 November 2020.


Details

When

From 20 March to 31 March 2020 from 09:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. (last entrance), Palaces close at 04:30 p.m., gardens at 05:00 p.m.

From 01 April to 30 September 2020 from 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. (last entrance), Palaces close at 06:00 p.m., gardens at 06:30 p.m.

From 01 October to 23 October 2020 from 09:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. (last entrance), Palaces close at 04:30 p.m., gardens at 05:00 p.m.

From 24 October to 01 November 2020 from 09:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.(last entrance), Palaces close at 04:00 p.m., gardens at 04:30 p.m.

In occasion of the festivities, the opening hours will be from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. (last entrance), Palaces close at 06:30 p.m., gardens at 07:00 p.m.
Dates :
11/12/13 April 2020 
01/02 - 21/22/23 - 30-31 May 2020 
01-02 June 2020 
14-15-16 August 2020 

We kindly inform that the visit of Palazzo Borromeo and the Garden of Isola Bella won’t be possible on 12 september 2020.

The opening and closure times of museums and gardens are subject to modifications for extraordinary events.

What is included

  • A free visit to the Palace and Garden of Isola Bella.   
  • A free visit to the Palace and Garden of Isola Madre.

How to get there

  • By car: Take the A8 motorway (Autostrada dei Laghi), direction Gravellona Toce then exit at Carpugnino and follow the signs for Stresa.
  • By boat:  Isola Bella and Isola Madre can be reached from Stresa, Arona, Pallanza, Locarno, Laveno by scheduled ferries(www.navigazionelaghi.it) or by public non-scheduled water-taxi.
  • By train:  Take the Ferrovie dello Stato (state railways), Milan-Sempione line, Stresa stop, then continue by ferry or water-taxi.  Take the Ferrovie Nord (local railways), Milan-Laveno line, Laveno stop. The ferry stop is a few metres away.

Special rates

 

SPECIAL INDIVIDUAL TICKET/GROUP RATE 

  • Children from 6yrs to 15yrs: reduced admission.           
  • Children under 6yrs: free admission.         
  • Family ticket (4 persons): buying 2 adult tickets and 2 child tickets, one child has a free admission.          
  • Adult groups: minimum 18 people, one free entrance every 18 paid tickets.

    SPECIAL SCHOOL RATE 

  • Children from 6yrs to 15yrs: reduced admission. 
  • Children under 6yrs: reduced baby admission.
  • One free entrance per teacher every 13 paying pupils.

Notes

For customer with individual ticket:
The Ticket can be used within 01 November 2019.
Each location can be visited on different days.

For customers with group tickets:
Isola Bella and Isola Madre can be visited the same day or at most in two consecutive days.
The tour of each island lasts approximately 2 hours. You will find a Cafeteria and a Gift shop in each garden.

Unused tickets will not be refunded. 

Please read the following rules to be respected :

  • The use of headphones is compulsory by renting the audioguides
  • The introduction of big backpacks is prohibited into the museum
  • It is compulsory to follow the instructions of our staff for little/medium size backpacks.
  • The use of vocal amplifiers is prohibited
  • No photos into the “Berthier Painting Gallery” of Isola Bella
  • The use of selfie stick is prohibited into the museum
  • Smoking is allowed only by the “cafetery”, for electornic cigarettes as well
  • The entrance to the Palace and Garden with pets of any size is not allowed, except guide dogs.

 


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