Ollie’s Photo Gallery

Today we boarded a boat a short walk from the hotel and sailed to Isola Bella, the first of the three Borromeo Islands (named after a prominent, ancient local family, the Borromeos). Isola Bella featured the splendidly Baroque family palace. After exploring its rooms and grotto, we walked the elaborate surrounding gardens.

Sailing on to Isola Pescatore, we lunched, then toured a small local church and graveyard.

Our final stop was Isola Madre which featured a large botanic garden, home to a number of exotic birds.