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BORROMEAN ISLANDS

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 274 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BORROMEAN ISLANDS, a group of four islands on the W. side of Lago Maggiore off Baveno and Stresa. The southern-most, the Isola Bella, is famous for its chateau and terraced gardens, constructed by Count Vitaliano Borromeo (d. Ago). To the N.W. is the Isola dei Pescatori, containing a fishing village; and to the N.E. of this the Isola Madre, the largest of the group, with a chateau and garden; and to the N. again, off Pallanza, is the little Isola S. Giovanni.
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