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Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

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One of the best botanical gardens I have seen anywhere.

Having in mind what I saw, I really wonder why this is not a much more popular botanical garden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sofia, Bulgaria
Beautiful gardens

What a beautiful garden - we spent a lovely relaxed morning walking around these gardens... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hilary R
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Botanic garden on Lake Maggiore. The 16 hectares park houses 20.000 plants of particular botanic value and more than 80.000 blooming bulbous specimens, while over 15.000 border plants cover the numerous flowerbeds.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Via Vittorio Veneto 111, 28922, Verbania, Italy
+39 0323 556667
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having in mind what I saw, I really wonder why this is not a much more popular botanical garden. Most of them are huge and not so easy to navigate. Here at the ticket office you are given a map of the garden, with a...More

Thank thomasbg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful garden - we spent a lovely relaxed morning walking around these gardens. Absolutely gorgeous and well worth a visit

Thank Hilary R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its long vistas, flower borders and cool tree-lined walks were fabulous in the hot July weather. The gardens are extensive, starting right at the entrance, where there is a nice café for lunch, and continuing through the main section extending back to the villa with...More

Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These gardens are stunning - whilst staying in Stresa we visited other gardens, but this was the largest and proper botanical garden so is worthy of a full day visit. There is a restaurant at the entrance, but nice places to sit and eat a...More

1  Thank gerbilsontour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided on the day of our Ruby Anniversary to take the boat across the lake to Villa Taranto as we had been told the gardens were exceptional We were not disappointed they were very well laid out with a mobile app that gives you...More

Thank Allan_Joy2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived by car, following the signs, and still managed to drive right past the enormous entrance, finding ourselves in a long one-way loop to come around again! The entrance faces the lake, on the RH side of the access road, and is opposite a...More

Thank richsand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens, so well set out with something new round each corner. Even if you are not into flora it is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. There is also a lovely restaurant which has snacks and meals

Thank wilmamac14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited these gardens and were absolutely wowed by them. Very easy to find as the ferry stops at the entrance. They are well laid out with an easy sequence to follow round them. There is a free app you can download which gives more...More

1  Thank Karen F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a gardener this place is worth a detour. Good free parking in front of the entrance. The gardens are very extensive with a superb collection of Dahlias hydrangeas and rhododendrons. There are a great range of other plants and very mature trees...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 13 July 2018

A great place to spend a couple of hours enjoying the beautiful gardens. The gardens have many varied varieties of plants, flowers and trees, and in the sun the place is just beautiful.

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28 June 2018|
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Response from Helen C | Reviewed this property |
The Villa information says dogs are allowed on a lead but must keep on the paths 🐾
Daniela G
2 June 2017|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Limited parking, boat is a good option, we took an electric scooter, it will take some time with a manual wheelchair, some slopes are steep but plenty to see on level.
Jenny G
15 May 2016|
Response from n1ckyn00k |
Hi Jenny, this garden is vast and a lot of it involves steps and sloping paths ascending and descending well over 50m in hight across two thirds of the garden, there is a wheelchair route around the level section... More