ROCCA DI ANGERA – LAKE MAGGIORE – THE BORROMEO ISLES
The Rocca d’Angera proudly stands on a spur of rock that dominates the southern shores of Lago Maggiore. Originally the house of the Visconti family, in 1449 it was acquired by the Borromeo family and still belongs to them. Inside: great historical halls, with marvellous cycles of frescoes, and in the “Sala delle Maioliche”, an extraordinary collection counting over 300 pieces.
Other rooms host the Museum of Dolls and Toys, the greatest in Europe.
To create a perfect frame for the Museum, the exquisite Medieval Garden full of symbolic meaning, realized after accurate studies on ancient codices, old documents and pictures.
Ticket – adult € 9
L’isola Bella, transformed from a barren rock to a blooming garden, it is a place of splendor thanks to the recurrent blooming and the priceless architectural treasures. The palace is a jewel of baroque art which boldly blends with the green architectures of the garden, creating a sight for sore eyes.
Ticket – adult € 15
L’isola Madre is a precious jewel in the waters of Lake Maggiore and is known worldwide for its refined botanical collections. On the southern and highest part of the island stand the ancient palace,where prestigious furnishings of the Borromeo House are preserved, and the Family Chapel with the beautiful façade decorated with terracotta panels.
Ticket – adult € 12
Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Rocca d’Angera are open daily from March to October 2015.
From 9.00 to 17.30 (last entry).