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Park Pallavicino

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Via Sempione Sud 8, 28838, Stresa, Italy
+39 0323 31533
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Villa Pallavicino was a private residence in 1855, when it was purchased by Ruggero Bonghi, statesman and writer. In 1862 the ownership was transferred to the noble Genoese Pallavicino family who enlarged the estate, transforming it into a nineteenth-century neoclassical style villa. In 1956 the Pallavicino family decided to transform their marvellous garden into a wildlife museum open to the public. In July 2017, the Pallavicino Park became part of the Borromeo tourist circuit. The trees are the greatest feature of this park: centuries old chestnut trees and liriodendrons, among the oldest in Italy, red beeches, maples, larches, the majestic ginko biloba, tall sequoias and fragrant magnolias. A real attraction is the imposing cedar of Lebanon, in the natural amphitheatre outside the villa.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Via Sempione Sud 8, 28838, Stresa, Italy
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+39 0323 31533
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"worth a visit"
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"few hours"
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"short walk from the centre"
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"lovely trees"
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"small petting zoo"
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"round the gardens"
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"morning visit"
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"highly recommend this place"
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"peacocks roaming"
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"main part"
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"nice stroll"
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"families with children"
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"overlooking the lake"
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"borromean islands"
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"goats"
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The Park Pallavicino is a small zoo with gardens, it's a bit of a hidden gem and doesn't seem to be that well publicised, there wasn't any leaflets for it in our hotel, or at the ferry terminals. We'd visited before, and it has been...More

Thank Jeff B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed near this lovely place a few times while on our trip near the lake. When we finally went it to look we were really impressed with the beauty of the park and the animals roaming freely through the woods. The kids loved it,...More

Thank Gal S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small zoo, in which onw get be quite close to the wild animals, and be inside the domesticated animals' habitat. Some useful tips: 1. There is free parking lot right in front of the entrance. 2. The stroll is rather uphill. 3. There is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this garden on a walk out of Stresa, about fifteen minutes on the lake walk. Entrance 9.50 Euro. Overall park area more than 40 acres, steep walk to get to main part of park and gardens. Impressive and well maintained gardens and an eclectic...More

Thank Alan H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place needs a make over, I am sure they love the animals, but it is run down, the walk up the hill is not for the faint hearted, especially on a hot day

Thank 600Seasider
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Saturday, and the park was busy with lots of families and children. The gardens are lovely, with views over the lake and a nice little café for snacks and drinks. So far, so good. Then we went to the zoo and...More

Thank wilmamac14
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely stroll round the gardens. If they'd been with us our grandchildren would have had a great time with the animals. If you're also planning to visit the islands in Lake Maggiore you can buy a ticket that includes the islands as well...More

1  Thank DeeTeeCee
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We took our nephew (2 years old) to the park to see the animals. He was so excited to be able to walk amongst the goats, sheep and deers. We all loved the gentle walk around the amazing park which was sheltered in many places...More

1  Thank Russell G
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We enjoyed the park and the animals. We visited on a Sunday,lots of families and children ,a lovely park with views over the lake.

Thank Fiona J
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Only a short walk at the edge of town , on the lakeside, a lovely way to spend a few hours. Beautiful grounds and animals to see. Zoos are an issue, we know, but the farm area with the goats, llamas, sheep and rabbits was...More

Thank jmg52
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Jenny G
19 May 2016|
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Response from AlfonsoPallavicini | Property representative |
It is easy top walk around, but it is on a hill. You better take the little train from Stresa main square so to arrive at the top and then walk down. Come and see us!
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