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Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

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A perfect way to spend a Sunday morning strolling through the gardens viewing a vast variety of... read more

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Randolph, Vermont
Garden visit with our dog

Almost speechless.I am a horticulturist and garden designer,this garden is amazing and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Quimperle, France
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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 yesterday

A perfect way to spend a Sunday morning strolling through the gardens viewing a vast variety of flowers, landscaped lawns pheasants, water lilies.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost speechless.I am a horticulturist and garden designer,this garden is amazing and beautiful and not to be missed.10 euros entry,has a restaurant,has an area half way round where you can eat a sandwich. It is immaculately kept,the planting is fantastic.Lovely

1  Thank fleure_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Neil Boyd Watson McEacharn born in Scotland was the son of Anglo-Australian shipping magnate Sir Malcolm Donald McEacharn. In 1930, on the basis of an advert in the Times, he bought an estate overlooking Lake Maggiore. In it he created a beautiful landscaped botanical...More

3  Thank CambridgeKev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the ferry from Stresa to Villa Taranto. The ferry stops just across the street - very easy. It opens at 10:00am, and I arrived at that time. I was able to walk through most of the gardens without anyone else except some gardeners...More

Thank millcreekmama55
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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

1  Thank thomasbg
Reviewed 2 August 2018 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 30 July 2018

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 29 July 2018

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 25 July 2018

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 22 July 2018 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

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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