Isola Bella, best known for its spectacular baroque gardens.
Principe and Principessa Borromeo
An interior courtyard.
One of the grotto rooms on the lower level of the palazzo, which Edith Wharton likened to “a poet’s notion of some twilight refuge from summer heats.”
The monumental Salone Grande, which was built in the Fifties and based on 17th-century plans.
The ceiling of the Salone Grande.
The bedroom adjacent to the Throne Room features the motto of the family saint.
A niche in one of the grotto rooms.
A wall fresco depicting another family property.
Posing in their private garden, from left, Vitaliano, Marina, Lucrezia and the senior Borromeos.
Statuary and elaborate constructions in the multilevel garden.
A stucco figure holds court from its perch near the Throne Room’s ceiling.
A finely clipped hedge on a path in the garden.