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Park Pallavicino

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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Via Sempione Sud 8, 28838, Stresa, Italy
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All reviews worth a visit small animals few hours love animals ticket desk enjoyable afternoon petting area wild animals beautiful trees round the gardens steep walk stresa town main part nice stroll families with children peacocks roaming overlooking the lake
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We walked from our hotel (La Palma) to the park, approximately 15 minuets, and were rewarded with a great walk through a beautiful park that wasn’t groomed within an inch of its life. Everything was so natural and seeing the free roaming animals was such...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elena459
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Definitely worth visiting. Gardens are nice but all of the animals on the estate make it really fun and unique in comparison to all of the other gardens/estates in the area. It is also really nice that many of the animals are rescued and nursed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank eee135
Reviewed 17 September 2018

What a find just about a 20 minute walk from our hotel. This was just incredible & so well thought out especially being able to mingle with the animals. We just loved it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dotp67
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Visited these lovely gardens which included some delightful animals. A nice afternoon out and only about a 10 minute drive from Stresa. We got our hotel to book a taxi for 10 Euros each way

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol B
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Pro: there are lots of trees providing shade on a hot day. Cons: the zoo isn't worth visiting, everythings smells of abandonment. It is not a stroller friendly place, although the majority of visitors are families with small children...

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Schneebesen
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A garden overlooking the lake with excellent planting, this is really a botanic garden with animals. We are a retired couple with a lifelong love of gardening and we have visited this garden twice. Well worth a visit - lovely friendly staff in the coffee...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank BillC437
Reviewed 15 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Gal S
Reviewed 7 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank gumbas1984
Reviewed 30 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Nikkerbokka
10 September 2018|
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Response from Terre_Borromeo | Property representative |
Dear Nikkerbok, the little train doesn't run anymore.
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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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