Wonderful Chill Out - Boat cruise on Lake Maggiore - ITALY
Goal of shipping - was island Isola Bella.
Thanks Giuliana and willing and very pleasant captain of a ship - boat cruise is extended and so we are could see all the beautiful islands nearby.
This boat cruise was among my most beautiful experiences - and therefore I am almost all the material used - in conjunction with the beautiful music is unearthly beautiful experience.
location: Lake Maggiore - ITALY
islands: Isola Bella, Isola la Malghera, Isola Superiore, Isola Madre.
captain of a ship: unknown.
The Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore, located in about 400 meters offshore from Stresa, is part of the Borromean Islands (apart from this we recall the Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori). This is the second area with its 320 meters long and 180 wide, almost entirely occupied by the Palazzo Borromeo and its lush park.
Isola Bella: the story
In 1632 Carlo III Borromeo decided to start building a palace for his wife Isabella d'Adda, chose a nude island placed in front of Stresa, Verbano where it flows into the Gulf of the river Toce. The work suffered a setback in mid-seventeenth century because of the plague developed in the duchy of Milan, but were resumed with renewed vigor by the sons of Charles III: Cardinal Giberto III (1615-1672) and especially V italiano VI ( 1620-1690). This had the merit to entrust the completion of the work of the famous Roman architect Carlo Fontana.
The opening of the gardens instead of 1671, with Charles IV (1657-1734) scholar and art lover himself. In the late eighteenth / early nineteenth century, the palace was visited by Napoleon and Josephine de Beauharnais and Princess of Wales, Caroline Amelia of Brunswick.
The palace and gardens: a visit to Isola Bella
Baroque-style shades Mannerist, the imposing building that occupies almost the entire island was designed by the most famous architects of the time. The interior is elegant and luxuriously furnished houses an unmissable collection of tapestries, Flemish tapestries. The underground chambers, however, are characterized according to the fashion of the time of artificial caves with walls encrusted with shells and decorated with mirrors and black marble nymphs.
More information about Palazzo Borromeo in the card.
But what really stands out and leaves you speechless is the famous park: a formal garden terraces composed of ten overlapping truncated pyramid, adorned with statues, fountains, rare shrubs, exotic plants and flowers in delicate scents such as magnolia and camellias . The top of the gardens, nicknamed "bowl" to the representations that were held here, is surmounted by the unicorn, coat of arms of the Borromeo family.