Escorted Rail Tours to Isola dei Pescatori
A beautiful fishing village
Isola Pescatori - full name Isola Superiore dei Pescatori - is a complete contrast to Isola Bella but it is equally as captivating. Its narrow cobbled streets, pretty harbour and charming houses make it an enchanting place to visit. Up until the Middle Ages Isola dei Pescatori was part of the Borromean family's territory, but is now part of Stresa. It is thought to have been first inhabited in the 10th century, and today there are approximately 50 permanent residents on the island. The principal occupation of the islanders was, until recently, fishing; there are several characteristic blue fishing boats along the shores that some families still use to fish the lake, although today the main income for the inhabitants of Isola Pescatori is tourism.