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The Borromee Islands
comprise three real islands (Island the Mother, largest, Beautiful Island, dedicated from Carl III Borromeo to its Isabella wife, Island of the Fishermen, thus called for the main activity from practiced always here), Isolino, that one of Saint Giovanni, place own in front of Verbania and a isolotto, the Malghera, little more than a scoglio deserted

Island Bella

Until 1632 the island—known only as l’isola inferiore or isola di sotto[1]—was a rocky crag occupied by a tiny fishing village: but that year Carlo III of the influential House of Borromeo began the construction of a palazzo dedicated to his wife, Isabella D'Adda, from whom the island takes its name. He entrusted the works to the Milanese Angelo Crivelli, who was also to be responsible for the planning the gardens. The works were interrupted around middle of the century when the Duchy of Milan was struck by a devastating outbreak of the plague

Island Pescatori
The island is about 350 meters long by 100 meters wide. A narrow street running along its spine is joined by cobbled alleys to the promenade which encircles the island. The promenade is frequently flooded and the houses built against it are constructed to allow for this.
While the traditional occupation of fishing still exists—local restaurants providing a ready market for the fish—tourism has become central to the economic life of the island as its picturesque charms have made Isola dei Pescatori a popular destination: particularly for day-trippers but also for more extended visits. In addition to the hotel(s), restaurants and gift-shops there are boutiques selling craft products.

Island Madre
He is largest of most characteristic the Borromeo Islands and for l' atmosphere collection, silente, bewitched: an exotic garden of rare plants and flowers in which peacocks, parrots and pheasants live in full freedom d' every variety creating the fascination of a tropical earth. L' Island Mother is particularly famous for the closing of azaleas, rododendri, camelias, but also for the trellis works of glicini ancient, l' greater copy d' Europe di Cipresso of the Cashmir of beyond two hundred years, the espaliers of cedars and lemons, the collection of ibiscus, the Ginkgo biloba.