Isola dei Pescatori


This charming fisherman’s island had a quirky vibe to it with a rustic edge. Even though it is one of the three Borromeo Islands the contrast was obvious. Every inch of land seemed to be occupied by apartments, shops, restaurants and hotels. There are no fancy gardens or villas and it has an industrious feel in the air. As you arrive by ferry there is a stretch of fishing boats docked along its shores and we managed to walk around the entire island in less than 20 minutes.

Colourful fishing nets

Colourful nets hung from rusty old hooks but I didn’t spot any fishermen cleaning their catch of the day. Perhaps by midday they were already in their hammocks taking the mandatory siesta.

We crossed to the other side in a matter of minutes while winding through narrow pathways with tiny steps. The other side was quieter with a relaxed atmosphere amongst abandoned buildings and makeshift lakeside cafes.

We liked the tranquility of Pescatori but it would have been interesting to see a fish market so it could live up to its name.

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About lmarmstrong66

I'm a blogger, painter, writer, singer. For the love of all things in nature and creativity.
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2 Responses to Isola dei Pescatori

  1. Linda says:

    I love the yellow apartments in the top photo. how cute.

  2. sabina says:

    Ciao Leah! You are having a wonderful holiday, I see. I remember you told me you wanted to visit Lago Maggiore and now you did it. I’ve never been in these places, they look peaceful and charming and your photos are really nice…hugs, darling!

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