Here we are! The Borromean islands are finally opened!

Come to visit the wonderful Borromean gulf, so called in honour of the family which became, since the sixteenth century, the owner of these islands and turned them into masterpieces still being visited by thousands of tourists each year.

Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori...

☞ Discover more about the islands

Wonderful landscapes on Lake Maggiore beautifully described by many poets and authors...



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Isola Bella - Pic. from


After visiting the island, Charles Dickens wrote: "For however fanciful and fantastic the Isola Bella may be, and is, it still is beautiful."



Isola Madre - Pic. from


Gustave Flaubert said: "Isola Madre is the most voluptuous place I have ever seen in the world."


The islands are opened everyday from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, from 18th March to 23rd October 2016.

Further information can be found at


Ostello Casa Rossa

Via Roma, 23

21014 Laveno Mombello, Varese, Italy

TEL: 0039 3488131112   - 0039 0332/669822



The hostel is run by:

Cooperativa Sociale Eureka!

Via di Vittorio, 113

20097 San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy

Partita Iva: 10864220156



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