Isola Madre in the mist

Gustave Flaubert, writing in 1845 about Isola Madre: paradis terrestre; arbres à feuilles d’or que le soleil dorait… C’est le lieu du golfe le plus voluptueux que j’ai vu, la nature vous y charme de mille séductions étranges, et l’on se sent dans un état tout sensuel et tout exquis.

Isola Madre is a wonderful botanical garden, that you can visit from April to October.

Together with Isola Bella and Isolino S. Giovanni, it is privately owned by the Borromeo family.


  • : ƒ/8
  • : 19 November, 2005
  • : 200
  • : 1/4s


Lightning strikes Pallanza

Storms can be pretty strong, around here, and do a lot of damages.

Isola Madre and Villa Taranto, the most wonderful botanical gardens on Lago Maggiore, lost many large, old trees in the last years.


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  • : 2 September, 2005
  • : 200
  • : 20s

Isola Madre

Isola Madre is magic also in the dark..

The botanical garden is gorgeous, and an absolute must-see if you come around here.


  • : ƒ/8
  • : 4 August, 2005
  • : 200
  • : 5s


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