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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to delve into the hidden treasures of Isola Madre, an enchanting island in Lake Maggiore: – Isola Madre is the largest of the Borromean Islands located in Lake Maggiore, Italy. It is home to an elegant villa surrounded by extensive botanical gardens. The island was originally known as Isola di San Vittore or Isola Renata. The Palazzo Borromeo, a heritage that presents a unique cultural insight, is located on Isola Madre. The palace is elegantly sober with a succession of loggias and rooms, furnished with tapestries, furniture items, and paintings coming from various historic dwellings owned by the Borromeo dynasty in Lombardy. The Giardini Botanici dell’Isola Madre is an 8-hectare historic botanical garden located on the grounds of Isola Madre in the Borromean Islands of Lake Maggiore, Italy. The gardens are accessible by ferry from Stresa, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont, Italy and are open daily in the warmer months. The gardens extend in seven terraces across the small island of Isola Madre and were designed for Count Vitaliano Borromeo all’Inglese (in the English style) in the late eighteenth century on the site of a citrus orchard. The gardens are home to a unique botanical collection that progressed significantly thanks to architect Filippo Cagnola, who immortalized staircases, pergolas, and vases with great precision. It has been visited by many famous people over the centuries, such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Gustave Flaubert, and Théophile Gautier. It is a destination that offers a unique experience to its visitors, who can admire the splendid views of the lake and the mountains, explore the fascinating history of the Borromeo family, and enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of the garden. It is a destination that offers a unique experience to its visitors, who can admire the splendid views of the lake and the mountains, explore the fascinating history of the Borromeo family, and enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of the garden. Let our charismatic photographs transport you to the heart of Isola Madre, capturing the essence of this beautiful island. Italy in Photos – showcasing the beauty of Italy, one image at a time.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk on the island