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Villa Pallavicino Park (Parco della Villa Pallavicino)

Address: Stresa, Italy
Phone Number: 0323-31533
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Stresa
Type: Gardens, Parks, Zoos, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Magnificent landscaped park that features botanical trails, rose garden and a zoo with exotic...
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Type: Gardens, Parks, Zoos, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: Magnificent landscaped park that features botanical trails, rose garden and a zoo with exotic animals.
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Although September the gardens were still in blossom, if you have children the hands on animal enclosure would be great fun

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Our adventures today took us to Parco della Villa Pallavicino. The first hour we did not enjoy the park - basically tree lined paths (although the views of the lake were awesome). We were looking for an exit when we came to the botanical gardens. The flowers were still alive and beautiful. There was a small zoo, but the best... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The flower gardens were very colourful and the lawns neatly trimmed, however, we were not allowed to walk on the grass and many flowers needed dead-heading. The animals (with the excetion of the goats) were hard to find. It was very expensive to get in.

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Bedfordshire
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10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Gardens laid out well with stunning colours and manicured lawns. Three very freindly and beautiful peacocks roaming around the cafe area grounds. Different specious of goats and birds are also to be seen. Lovely woodland walk and a small train to take you up or downwards on your journey.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Enjoyed our trip on the Road Train to visit the Park. However, it was rather rundown and lacked signage to locate the animals. It was a beautiful day for exploring the grounds but feel that we missed out on some of the animals. However, I was delighted to see the black swan. The cafe was rather poor and not helped... More 

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Herts, UK
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is advertised as a zoo. It isn't. It is a beautiful garden with a few animals thrown in. The zebras were the most exotic animals, but most looked a bit sad in their enclosures. Made me feel uncomfortable. Gardens are beautiful though.

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We liked the trees and the lovely rose gardens at the centre. We enjoyed walking inside an enclosure with deer, goats and llamas. We felt sorry that the zebra enclosure was rather restricted and were quite disturbed by one of the parrots. He was in an aviary on his own. He was clearly lonely as he sat right at the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very pleasant attraction within walking distance of Stresa. A little odd with the mix of garden and animals some of which are caged.

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Athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is an attraction very close to Stresa town. There is an info point, just beside the ferry station, where you can catch the small tourist train for this park (12 euros entrance). The gardens are lovely, flowers are gorgeous, and the mansion is lovely (from outside of course), with great views. Its lovely to stroll around for 1-2 hours,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Spent 12 days visiting the sights around Stresa and Lake Maggoire and without doubt this was the low point of our trip. Having visited Isola Bella and Isola Madra and the gardens in Laveno, I was expecting so much here but was so disappointed. Having worked with animals all my life it was very uncomfortable to see the conditions the... More 

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