In 1632, Count Vitaliano Borromeo began the construction of the monumental Baroque palace and the majestic and scenic gardens, which have made the island famous and which to this day bear witness to the splendours of an era.
The Borromeo family home offers visitors an elegant
and sumptuous setting, and it contains priceless
works of art such as tapestries, furniture, statues,
paintings, and stuccoes. It also has an unusual
mosaic grotto, a cool and delightful place.
Once you have visited the palace, there is access
to the garden for a pleasant walk. The gardens form
an extraordinary, flowered monument laid out over
a series of ornate and overlapping terraces, a classic
and inimitable example of seventeenth century "Italian
garden". The garden contains many rare and
exotic plants, and the spectacular blossoming is
planned to ensure that it is filled with colours
and scents from March until October.