Isola Madre in Lake Maggiore
Jessica enjoys her ice-cream
Jessica makes sure her Grandpa gets the ferry times right
We caught the next ferry and headed for Isola Superiore,
also know as Isola Pescatore (Fishermen's Island).
Isola Pescatore is the home of a traditional fishing village, and is the only one of the islands that is not owned by the Borromeo family. Although still inhabited by fisher families, the prime economy of the island nowadays is devolved from tourism. The island is tiny, neasuring 350 metres by 100 metres, and is considered part of the nearby city of Stresa.
We walked through the quaint, narrow streets of the island
We lunched in the Casa del Caffe Vergnano, a small establishment
in the middle of the island, that has been running since 1882.
After lunch, we visited the church of San Vittore,
it dates back to the 11th century
It is very easy to travel around by ferry on Lake Maggiore. Once you have your ticket to your ultimate destination, it is possible to hop on and off at will at the stops between. It's such a stress-less way to travel!