8 Aug 2018

Isola Bella, Lago Maggiore, Italy



Isola Bella, translated means Beautiful Island, is located on Lago Maggiore in Nothern Italy. Originally the island's coast was rocky but Carlo III of the influtential house of Borromeo had the rocks removed and gave the island the shape of a ship. Palazzo Borromeo is a masterpiece of architecture, constructed in 1632 with pompously decorated rooms, beautiful paintings and gobelins. The palazzo is not the only sight on the island that is likely to take your breath away.  There are  four artificial caves, all beautifully decorated with baroque elements, gardens with English and Italian designs where you just want to walk or sit and enjoy the beauty of the wonderful nature all around you.
Thank you Erika for this wonderful postcard !!!

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