The Borromean Islands are located in the middle of Lake Maggiore, in the west, in the arm of the lake called the Borromeo Gulf. This stretch of lake bathes the three main tourist cities of the area: Stresa Pallanza and Baveno, from the latter it is possible to enjoy the privileged view of the islands.
The Isola dei Pescatori is the only permanently inhabited, albeit by a small community, while the two "sister" islands are sought after by tourists who admire the two splendid palaces and their gardens, famous throughout Europe for the quality of the landscape and for the care and variety of plant architecture, composed of over 2000 varieties of different species.
Isola Bella has a garden which, cleverly designed over the centuries, has multicolored blooms throughout the year, rotating between the various floral species (roses, orchids, bulbous plants, magnolias, orchards, azaleas, gardenias, wisteria).
In Isola Madre there is also a large fauna of oriental birds, such as white peacocks, golden pheasants and parrots, free in the splendid garden.