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Borromean Islands

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  • proper noun A group of three small islands and two islets in the Italian part of Lago Maggiore, chiefly consisting out of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori.

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  • After dressing himself carefully to gratify the old gardeners of the Borromean Islands, whom he regarded as the warders of his treasure, he went all over the grounds, looking at the house now and again, but with much caution; the old couple treated him with evident distrust.

    Albert Savarus

  • After dressing himself carefully to gratify the old gardeners of the Borromean Islands, whom he regarded as the warders of his treasure, he went all over the grounds, looking at the house now and again, but with much caution; the old couple treated him with evident distrust.

    Albert Savarus

  • As we steamed up the lake Maggiore the thin mist of early morn cleared off, and by the time we had passed the far-famed Borromean Islands the eye was ravished with the scenes of beauty on every side.

    The Vaudois of Piedmont A Visit to their Valleys

  • Gulf of Pallanza, Lake Maggiore contains the Borromean Islands, so famous for their beauty.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • When I opened the _jalousies_ at my window, what should I see but dear, snow-crested Monte Rosa and the rest of the Alpine chain, seeming quite near in this crystal atmosphere, a perfect background for the picturesque Borromean Islands, fairy islets in a silver lake!

    In Château Land

  • I had had it before, but to my companion it was new, and he thought it as pretty as the opera: the enchanting beauty of the place and, hour, the stillness of the air and water, with the romantic fantastic Borromean Islands set as great jewels in a crystal globe.

    Louisa Pallant

  • Maggiore and Borromean Islands; the palaces of the Isola Bella and the

    The Court of the Empress Josephine

  • Half-way down, in a broad bay, which receives the waters of a stream that comes down with the Simplon, are the celebrated Borromean Islands.

    Views a-foot

  • Maggiore, where I again visited the Borromean Islands from

    My Life — Volume 2

  • After making an excursion into the neighbourhood of Lugano, during which I got heartily sick of the childish sound of the church bells, so common in Italy, I persuaded my friends to go with me to the Borromean Islands, which I was longing to see again.

    My Life — Volume 2

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