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Tickets for Isola Madre Palace + Gardens

Roam the island's stately gardens before seeing the palace's art collection

Isola Madre Palace
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
Smartphone tickets accepted

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  • Walk the island's English Gardens – part of the Grandi Giardini Italiani network – with flora including a rare Kashmir cypress tree
  • Step inside the Palazzo Borromeo, home to the aristocratic Borromeo family, and admire its Venetian lounge and marionette theater
  • Enjoy a day on the largest of the Borromean Islands and gaze out at the mountainous horizon of Lake Maggiore


With fair weather and scenic vistas surrounding Isola Madre, it's the perfect location for a walk through a botanical paradise. Enjoy the reflection of sunlight on calm blue waters while admiring the carefully kept English gardens and its myriad flowers.

After exploring the island, you'll understand why the Borromeo family built a palace here! Inside the home you can peruse reception rooms fit for royalty (there's a room Napoleon stayed in) and filled to the brim with antique furniture.


What's included

Admission to the Palace
Admission to the Gardens
Admission to Isola Bella (if selected)

What's not included

Downloadable audio guide app (available for an additional fee in English, French, Italian & German)
Additional info

Getting There:

  • By car: Autostrada dei Laghi, direction Gravellona Toce, exit Carpugnino. Follow the indications for Stresa
  • By boat: You can reach Isola Bella and Isola Madre from Stresa, Arona, Pallanza, Locarno, and Laverno, using the boats of Navigazione Lago Maggiore
  • By train: Ferrovie dello Stato, line Milano-Sempione, stop 'Stresa'. Here you can transfer to the boat
  • By train: Ferrovie Nord, line Milano-Laverno, stop 'Laverno'. The embarkation point for boats and hydroplanes is a short walk away

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket


Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the ticket office. The ticket office can be seen right after your landing on the island.


Opening hours

Isola Madre Palace
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:15
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:15
Thursday 10:00 - 18:15
Friday 10:00 - 18:15
Saturday 10:00 - 18:15
Sunday 10:00 - 18:15
Monday 10:00 - 18:15

How to get there

Borromean Palace on Madre Island
Isola Bella, 1, 28838, Stresa
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