Saturday, May 1, 2021
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The "Circuito Turistico Borromeo" returns for the 2021 season with many new features!

The "Circuito Turistico Borromeo" returns for the 2021 season with many new features.

The museums and the natural and cultural treasures of Terre Borromeo are scheduled to open on 1st May. It will be possible to discover all the novelties of the season at Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Parco Pallavicino and Parco del Mottarone until 1st November, always making sure to check the website or contact the call centre (number +39 0323 933478) to be updated on opening days and times, according to government and regional regulations.

With the arrival of spring, the Borromean Islands open their gardens as the blossoms begin to release their essences, both in the English-style botanical garden on Isola Madre where you can also admire exotic plants, and in the avenues and flowerbeds of the Italian-style Baroque garden on Isola Bella. Among the first flowers appearing on the scene are camellias and azaleas, but also daisies, mimosas and the lesser-known Cornus kousa, Viburnum opulus, Davidia involucrata and Allium.
At Palazzo Borromeo, on Isola Bella, it will be possible to visit the exhibition "Vitaliano VI. The invention of Isola Bella", curated by Alessandro Morandotti and Mauro Natale. The exhibition celebrates the creator of the ambitious project that defined what the island is today: the vessel that emerges from the waters of Lake Maggiore, a source of admiration and amazement for visitors from all over the world.

In Stresa, Parco Pallavicino awaits children and nature and animal lovers to introduce its new guests: the piglet "Bacon" and the dwarf donkeys.

Reaching Terre Borromeo destinations with a ticket is ideal for skipping queues and organising your own Borromeo Experience. The platform is available for the purchase of tickets and taxi-boat transport.

From 1st to 30th May only weekends from 10am to 5.30pm (last entrance) – Closing at 6.30pm
From 2nd to 30th June everyday from 10am to 5.30pm (last entrance) – Closing at 6.30pm

It is strongly recommended to reach the museum sites already equipped with a ticket that can be purchased on the platform
On Saturdays and Sundays it is MANDATORY to purchase the ticket in advance through the platform indicated above.
The ticket can be purchased online for up to 10 people.
For groups of more than 10 people send a request to

For those who are looking for an authentic contact with nature under the banner of sport and fun, the Mottarone Adventure Park opens the summer season with several new features: from tree climbing to two Net Experience playgrounds dedicated to the three to ten year age group, in addition to the existing four.
The Mottarone Park will also be the setting for important sporting events:
- on 9 May, the International Vibram Trail Mottarone, a footrace on the paths connecting Stresa to the summit
- on 4 September a playful event on folding bikes, organised by endurance athlete Nico Valsesia in collaboration with Redbull.


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