Lake Maggiore & Lake D'Orta, Italy

White Peacock Isola Bella Lake Maggiore Italy
White Peacock on Isola Bella 
- Lake Maggiore, Italy
Restaurant Isola Bella Lake Maggiore Italy
Restaurant on Isola Bella - Lake Maggiore, Italy
Grant Hotel Hemingway Wrote A Farewell to Arms Stresa
Grand Hotel where Hemingway
Wrote A Farewell to Arms 
- Stresa, Italy
Statue of Artist Lake D'Orta Italy
Statue of Artist - Lake D'Orta, Italy
Lake Maggiore & Lake D'Orta, Italy  (7/12/2009)

Spectacularly beautiful! These photos tell the story better than we can tell it.

A day trip by bus from Menaggio on Lake Como took us to Lake Maggiore and Lake D’Orta visiting the incredibly remarkable Isola Bella, Palazzo Borromeo, and the village of Stresa.

Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy located on the south side of the Alps. The climate is mild in both summer and winter, producing Mediterranean vegetation, with beautiful gardens growing rare and exotic plants.
Lake Maggiore Italy
Lake Maggiore, Italy
Palazzo Borromeo Isola Bella Lake Maggiore Italy
Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Bella 
- Lake Maggiore, Italy
Wayne Pat Dunlap Palazzo Borromeo Isola Bella Lake Maggiore Italy
Wayne & Pat at Palazzo Borromeo 
on Isola Bella - Lake Maggiore, Italy
Palazzo Borromeo Isola Bella Lake Maggiore
Palazzo Borromeo 
- Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore, Italy
White Peacock Palazzo Borromeo Lake Maggiore Italy
White Peacock 
at Palazzo Borromeo, 
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Palazzo Borromeo on the island of Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore is considered by many to be the most beautiful gardens in Italy - don’t miss it if you go. We were blown away with the white peacocks (see photos). Baroque palaces and works of art preside over 10 tiers of lavish terraced gardens - just amazing!

The upscale town of Stresa on Lake Maggiore has the 19th-century Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees where Hemingway wrote his 1929 novel A Farewell to Arms while recovering from war wounds. 

The smaller peaceful town of Orta San Giulio on Lake D’Orta is also very nice.

For more about this wonderful Lake District of Italy, please see our 3 other blog posts:

Italy Lake Como Menaggio Bellagio Living Around the Lake

Italy Lake Como Villas Villages

Italy Lake District Gardens

Please see our other 4 posts on wonderful Italy:

Venice, Italy - My Favorite City in the World

Pompeii, Naples, Pomero, & Taormina, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Verona, Italy

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1 comment:

  1. Even today I was thinking about Stresa and randomly came across this blog. I love this beautiful place Stresa at foothills of Alps. I visited this place on July 18, 2009 and it is a memorable day in my life. For the first time in my life I went to foreign country from my home land India for 2 months research project in Novara, Italy. Even in IELTS english exam, the speaking test question was to talk about a place I would like to visit. I talked about my Stresa trip on the 3 islands, cable car to top of the mountain, the lakes , palaces, gardens, Alps, nature at its best and the place I wish to visit again in my life...sad part is I did not have a camera nevertheless it is pictured in my mind forever.

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