Alleys, nets, traditions and stories of Fishermen in one of the oldest villages on the lake.
Fishermen's Island is permeated with the traces tied to the past of which it is proud: narrow streets, houses leaning against each other, nets on display, and balconies designed for drying fish or letting nets dry.
Here are traces of one of Lake Maggiore's oldest crafts: that of the fisherman.
As a result of economic and historical factors that have happened over time, improved technology and materials, and schooling, there has been a slow abandonment of the trade passed down from father to son, from generation to generation. The few remaining fishermen proudly continue their profession that is in their DNA.
I recommend that you do not approach Fishermen's Island as most visitors do; it is not just the place for a lunch break, but rather a magical place with many stories to tell for those who want to discover with a guided tour.