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Giardino Botanico Alpinia

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The park consists of walkways through set-piece planted areas between trees. In September, there... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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This garden is set on a stepp hillside and although it is wheelchair accessible part of the way it... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
Carol F
Horsham, United Kingdom
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“cable car”(46 reviews)
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Non cercare qui visitatore, vegetazioni di lusso, fiori doppi, disposizioni sapienti. Questo è un Giardino di piante Alpine, minuscole, feconde, fermenti di vitalità, come offre natura. Igino Ambrosini Fondatore del Giardino Alpinia, anno 1934
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Viale Mottino 26 | Località Alpino, 28838, Stresa, Italy
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

We took a morning walk from La Palma Hotel via the S1 trail and were rewarded with this little Alpine Paradise part way up Mottarone. You can drive there...but the hour (plus) walk is rewarding. The view over Lake Maggiore is stunning but the Alpine...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rick L
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

The park consists of walkways through set-piece planted areas between trees. In September, there are no flowers to look at, but it’s quite a nice visit, especially as there is a really stunning view point, looking over the lake and looking over towards Switzerland. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pjmeade
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We stopped off here on our way down using the cable cars. It was lovely, plants were often labelled, the view was lovely and after being crowded in the cable car, it was nice to enjoy some fresh air and space.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AliP3355
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This garden is set on a stepp hillside and although it is wheelchair accessible part of the way it looked like very hard work. There really wasn't much to see although I think it would be much prettier and colourful in spring when the azaleas...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol F
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Travel by cable car to this botanic garden, the plants are labelled clearly and the views are amazing. Probably better early in the summer and in autumn rather than high summer.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BillC437
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The Giardino Botanico Alpinia is reached via the intermediate station on cable car from Stresa, however there is also road access to the gardens which has it's own large car park opposite the entrance. It's approximately a 15 mins walk from the cable car station,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Funicular railway from Stresa leads to a paradise of plants and flowers, with wonderful views of the lake and the mountains.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed July 30, 2018

I imagine that the prolonged heat has had an adverse effect on the alpine plants, but their condition and colour was nothing as we had remembered. The garden has been considerably expanded and 'improved' since our last visit with new paved walkways running through the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This is a small alpine garden found at the mid point on the cable car. Few tourists there in July and was a refreshing change from the crowded areas. About ten minutes walk from the cable car, entry four euro. As stated this is an...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Alan H
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Its only €4 and 10 mins walk from the cable car, so worth doing - spectacular views of Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. Flowers a bit sparse as it was late July and had been very hot. Nice to look up at the forest...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank gerbilsontour
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Ian S
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Walking Down Mottarone (2 Replies)
Can anyone tell me the state of the hiking trail paths down from the top of Mottarone. I know the walk will take about 4 hours but I would like to know what kind of footwear is most suitable. A similar post says the walk down from the Giardino Botanico Alpinia to Baveno can be done in trainers and I wondering if these paths are in a similar state to those.
July 07, 2017|
Response fromIan S|
Thanks for the response Worslesr and the link I missed that one, Weather dependent (yes I know it will be hot) I think we may just give it a go, after all we're on holiday and have all the time in the world.