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Villa Taranto

Address: Via Vittorio Veneto, 111, 28922 Verbania, Italy
Phone Number: 0323556667
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Verbania
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Northern Italy, Lake area bordering Switzerland.
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Northern Italy, Lake area bordering Switzerland.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We spent about two hours just wandering around admiring the wonderful floral displays, especially the dahlias. It was a wonderful way to wind down after three weeks touring the north of Italy. The gardens are easy to reach from Stresa or Verbania by bus or ferry, and there is a good range of food at the cafe if you cannot... More 

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Kent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

this was my fourth visit to the gardens of the Villa Taranto and at this time of the year the gardens are still beautiful. The dahlia maze was lovely to walk through, the colours are so vibrant and they are so tall. Be careful of the café at the entrance though, not especially friendly and expensive, cross over the road... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We did not know about this garden, found out from the Tourist Bureau at the Ferry. The ferry ride is about 45 min and inexpensive. You get to see the three islands and can take lots of pictures on the way. This botanical garden was built by a Scottish sea Captain who made his home here. The Villa Taranto was... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Do not miss this botanical garden of 20,000 plants of botanic value, more than 80,000 blooming bulbs and over 15,000 border plants. Some four miles of cobbled trails take you among some of the most rare plants in the world. A must see.

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I had some free time so I took the Public Ferry from Stresa. Easy to do and the gardens were lovely. I would highly recommend it.

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Oakham, Rutland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Stunning gardens including beautiful lotus flowers, water lillies. Had a good lunch in the cafe as well. Only €10 to get in so very good value.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

These gardens were recommended by friends and we sailed there from our stay in Stresa by ferry. We visited in September and whilst the azaleas and rhododendrons had finished, the dahlias were out. At the beginning of the gardens there is a path containing over a hundred varieties of dahlias - some small and some large. The rest of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

As a mad keen gardener I was delighted to find this "treasure" in Pallanza and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the variety and excellence of the whole garden. Immaculate but still feeling natural, this was a delight in August but I imagine it must be even more stunning in April and May with the rhodos, azaleas, camellias and tulips. I will have... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We absolutely loved this garden - and we visit a lot! Easily reached by ferry - the stop is right outside the gate. Something for everyone from specimen trees to semi formal bedding displays, pools and ponds. A great use of colour in beds and pots. I have seen it suggested to allow approx one and a half hours. I... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful spot. Immaculate gardens and plants and trees well labelled. Arrows show direction to follow around gardens. Leaflet shows path for wheelchair access (more information in English would have been helpful). It's a bit of a climb to the top. Should think gardens are good at any time of year. Dahlias in bloom in September and what a show.... More 

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