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Isole di Brissago

Address: Isole di Brissago | Canton Ticino, Brissago, Switzerland
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Brissago
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors

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Wil, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

You get there only per boat from Ascona or Ronco (most likely also from Locarno) - the costs for the trip incl. entrance fee amount to about 20 CHF. The island is a nice place, crowded on weekends. It can be visited within one hour. If you are a freak, however, plan for a longer stay. There are plants from... More 

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Lofthus, Norway
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The Isloe di Brissago is a great boat ride from the main land. We took the boat from Locarno on a lovely day which is well worth the hour and 15 mins journey. The botanical gardens have a lot to offer and it's a lovely walk around. Going earlier in the year (May/ June / July) is probably a better... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

These are an amazing set of gardens on an island at the northern end of Lake Maggiore, just in Switzerland, and can be reached by ferry from a number of resorts nearby, e.g. Brissago, Ascona & Locarno, although the ferry can be expensive if you choose one of the longer trips. The gardens are arranged in regions of the world,... More 

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Porto Ronco, Switzerland
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183 reviews 183 reviews
53 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Flowers and plants from 5 continents, relaxing atmosphere, imagine it used to be a private island belonging to the Baroness of Saint-Léger for about 40 years and on the 9th of November 1927 she sold it to Max Emden, doctor in chemistry and mineralogy. The actual house was built in 1928, as you walk through the house you can still... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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119 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We visited this lovely botanical garden as part of our Lago Maggiore Express excursion. It was an excellent way to break up the three hour trip back to Stresa.(one hour from Locarno on the ferry, one hour on the island and then two hours back to Stresa). There wasn't a lot of colour when we visited (compared with Isola Madre... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Being a keen gardiner with an interest in landscaping - I just loved this little island. Several ways to get there. Get to Ascona and take a ferry across (20 mins) or take the Locarno/Ascona/Isola ferry (1 hour) - make sure you spend time in Ascona, so pretty and such unique little shops. At the Locarno ferry terminal, look at... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Boat trip worth it, it really only takes about 20 minutes to go around the gardens but they are beautiful.

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rhode island
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103 reviews 103 reviews
15 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

The boat to isle Brissago is nice but quite expensive.

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Ticino
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Reaching the Isola di Brissago by boat from Locarno or any other village facing the Lago Maggiore, its botanic garden has many tropical plants and trees, and a restaurant open at lunchtime.

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Tegna, Switzerland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

if you are visiting the locarno-ascona area be sure to take a boatride to the islands of brissago where you can visit a botanical garden. have a great view from the lake of the surrounding area and walk thru beautiful flowers.

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