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Nice little walk through a well cared for garden

Happened upon this place by chance during a walk through town. It's charming and well kept and... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2017
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Very popular so best to reserve

We arrived soon after 7 pm on a Saturday without a reservation. The indoor tables were busy or... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2017
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Via Monte Santo 5 | Via Adda, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
+39 031 510714
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Depending where you start, this can be quite difficult to find, or very easy! We must have been only a couple of metres from a brown sign when we asked a local, who then took us on a long detour. We don't wish to disparage...More

2  Thank SteveRH
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Happened upon this place by chance during a walk through town. It's charming and well kept and worth checking out.

1  Thank sashao208
Reviewed September 23, 2017

We arrived soon after 7 pm on a Saturday without a reservation. The indoor tables were busy or reserved - there is a good sized garden but it was raining so we sat in the covered terrace [also the smoking area] but it soon became...More

Thank hildenley
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Tranquil garden , cleaned up from previous rubbish. Hard to find- go thru the gates ( top or bottom entry)- see photo of map. A small free library for you if you forget your book!

2  Thank David270443
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Found entirely by accident -- we just followed the signs in central Cernobbio to the "Giardino della Valle", a ten-minute walk -- this lovely little garden hugs the banks of the torrent that carries melted snow from the mountains above to the lake below. A...More

3  Thank Roberta_K975
Reviewed August 30, 2017

A real Italian garden, unic and delightful, flowers and tropical plants, many varieties, nice romantic paths, streams with small little bridges, benchs, a wonderful garden to spent an afternoon to chill out and enjoy the beauty of the nature, don't forget, - if you have...More

2  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Worth a visit! We took our 5 year old grand-children with us and they were entranced by the many surprises 'hidden' in the garden.

Thank Lizzie-beth-745
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

We came across this delightful garden unexpectedly whilst walking around Cernobbia. It was so refreshing and unusual with a host of wonderful plants and little nooks. Very interesting​ history to the garden and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Naomi L
Reviewed July 20, 2017

While on a walk around the neighborhood, we came across this beautiful park. Would recommend going and reading the story of how it began and seeing what it has become.

Thank Claymont64
Reviewed June 14, 2017

It might be a bit of an exaggeration to call it a "hidden gem" (both the top and bottom entrances are well signposted from Via Regina), but it's certainly off the beaten track. The history of it is interesting, as a former municipal tip, and...More

1  Thank Dave R
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