Villa Borromeo on the island Madre was built in a baroque style. The villa occupies almost the entire island and was designed and decorated by the most famous architects and artists of that time. The interior, elegant and sumptuously furnished, houses an unmissable collection of Flemish tapestries. The underground rooms, on the other hand, are characterized by artificial caves with walls encrusted with shells and decorated with nymphs and mirrors of black marble.
However, the most impressive part of this complex is a beautiful park. The gardens are decorated in Italian and English style, composed of ten overlapping pyramids, adorned with statues, fountains, exotic plants and flowers with delicate aromas such as magnolia and camellias. The upper part of the gardens, also called "the amphitheater" (as many concerts are held here), are surrounded by the unicorn, the emblem of the Borromeo family.
Ticket price for Villa Borromeo and the garden on the island Madre
The ticket price for Villa Borromeo with the garden costs 13.5€ per person.
Reduced price: 7€ - for children from 6 to 15 years old.
Free entrance: Children up to 6 years old.
Working hours of Villa Borromeo on the island Madre
Villa is open for visits from 22nd of March till 20th October, from 9:00am to 6:00pm.