Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Botanic garden on Lake Maggiore. The 16 hectares park houses 20.000 plants of particular botanic value and more than 80.000 blooming bulbous specimens, while over 15.000 border plants cover the numerous flowerbeds.
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  • Sightseer16808402829
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing water ponds
    Absolutely wonderful place! One of the best locations I have ever been to, to just sit and have a coffee (whilst looking out across the beautiful water ponds and gardens. Although, Italian coffees are served in tiny cups could have sat there all afternoon with a Costa grande latte!) Coffee aside, the staff at Taranto indeed throughout our stay at Lake Maggiore were all very professional and a pleasure to deal with.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 14, 2023
  • Yas46
    Adliswil, Switzerland967 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely gardens and a great walk with views.
    We had a lovely couple of hours walking around the gardens here. The paths are beautifully made out of curving cobblestones. The map shows you with large number in the park which route to go on but you can always revisit parts again. We have been in September and October and both times were stunning- would love to go again in the Sporing to see the difference in flowers.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
  • lovemyholidays600
    Cambridge, United Kingdom214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful gardens in fabulous condition. Views are stunning
    We stayed in Stresa and took the ferry to the gardens (45 mins). Magnificent flowers in the garden for September ( particularly the Dahlias). Beautifully kept and was surprised how big the gardens were - took us 90 mins to walk around . Some of the views are spectacular with the mountains in the background. Lovely cafe half way round for drinks/snacks. Excellent value for money - well worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Lynette
    Lancaster District, United Kingdom77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A plant lovers heaven
    Beautiful restful place, mostly an arboretum with some other nice plantings. Several large ponds with gorgeous water lilies. Best spot for us was the area near the cafeteria in the centre of the garden. Plants mostly labelled. Quite a lot of walking involved but good paths.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 24, 2023
  • lowkey_11
    London, United Kingdom28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended garden and estate.
    Splendid gardens, beautifully laid-out and maintained, set in a great location. When we visited we saw a spectacular display of dahlias and some fine mature trees and shrubs. We arrived by ferry at the Villa’s dock and walked back to Pallanza along the attractive lakeside road. The Villa also has a large cafe/restaurant with friendly staff. A couple of guidebooks describe the gardens as “underwhelming”. Not if you appreciate gardens.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 20, 2023
  • john w
    London, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A visit here is an absolute must!
    Our entry was delayed by an hour due to thunder and rain for our safety. This was ok but we did not hear any announcements for anyone already in the gardens to leave or take shelter. The lady at the ticket boot was very friendly and the gardens were an absolute delight.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 22, 2024
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Glyn E
Hayling Island, UK5,514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
The cafe is rather scruffy and it is very crowded when you get off the Ferry.

But, once in the gardens it is heavenly!

Very well laid out, good signposting and not far to climb from top to bottom.

A wonderful array of plants, shrubs and trees and all accurately labelled.

Hayling Seagoon
Written May 25, 2022
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bubbly
Coppet, Switzerland22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Pleasant and easy stroll through beautiful gardens, magnificent trees and colourful flowers.
Public boat drops you at the entrance, tasty snacks at the restaurant located at the entrance.
Ideal outing to relax.
Written August 13, 2020
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petesaund
United Kingdom4,351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We were fortunate to visit this beautiful botanical garden during 'Dahlia Maze' from late July to late October.We were taken by surprise as this extraordinary collection, was unbeknown to us,charms and enchants its visitors with the view of over 1.700 plants in flower, subdivided in over 350 varieties.There is no other flower which can
create a play of colours,some infloredescent, dimensions and forms.
This Maze captured our imagination - such art makes you focus intently than ever before and admire the wonderment of nature and what it can spring upon you.It really unexpectedly became the 'raison d'être' for our visit not to detract from other sections - conifer alley as you enter,terraced gardens,formalized garden and not to mention the lotus and water lily ponds.A special mention to the majestic lotus flowers, Nelumbo nucifera, which petals are gleaming in rosy colour shades. The Nelumbo is the lotus lily sacred to Buddhists and the symbol of India.
Scottish Captain Neil Mc Eacharn, who created these marvellous gardens,named Villa Taranto in memory of an ancestor Marshall McDonald, on whom Napoleon conferred the Dukedom of Taranto,He wanted to ensure that his work would be continued after him and with great generosity presented it to the Italian State.
The Scots were great plant gatherers globally and were instrumental in establishing many famous British gardens.
Such a display of dahlias fits alongside Keukenhof Tulip Gardens where you have 800 different tulips ll be it on a smaller scale
Written August 19, 2022
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Yas46
Adliswil, Switzerland967 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We had a lovely couple of hours walking around the gardens here. The paths are beautifully made out of curving cobblestones. The map shows you with large number in the park which route to go on but you can always revisit parts again. We have been in September and October and both times were stunning- would love to go again in the Sporing to see the difference in flowers.
Written September 19, 2023
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Stu151
Wickford, UK1,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Excellent gardens, laid out in a very traditional way.

If you are used to "modern" garden design (say at RHS gardens in England), you'll find this garden a bit old fashioned. Plants/shrubs tend to be in big groups, which to us seemed slight wrong.

Nothwithstanding this, the garden is perfectly maintained, and the formal borders look stunning.

It's a big area, with some steep slopes, so allow at least 2 hours if you want to see it all.

Nice ice cream !!
Written July 31, 2022
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sosofar
Amsterdam, The Netherlands498 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Beautifully landscaped gardens. There were plenty of flowers in bloom. It was very hot on the day we visited. Fortunately, there were enough places where you could sit and hide from direct sunlight and enjoy the views. We missed a cafeteria on site where you could stop for water, a drink and a small snack. The cafe just outside the entrance did not impress us because of its slow service.
Written August 14, 2021
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john w
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Our entry was delayed by an hour due to thunder and rain for our safety. This was ok but we did not hear any announcements for anyone already in the gardens to leave or take shelter. The lady at the ticket boot was very friendly and the gardens were an absolute delight.
Written May 22, 2024
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Sightseer16808402829
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Absolutely wonderful place! One of the best locations I have ever been to, to just sit and have a coffee (whilst looking out across the beautiful water ponds and gardens. Although, Italian coffees are served in tiny cups could have sat there all afternoon with a Costa grande latte!) Coffee aside, the staff at Taranto indeed throughout our stay at Lake Maggiore were all very professional and a pleasure to deal with.
Written September 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

lovemyholidays600
Cambridge, UK214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We stayed in Stresa and took the ferry to the gardens (45 mins). Magnificent flowers in the garden for September ( particularly the Dahlias). Beautifully kept and was surprised how big the gardens were - took us 90 mins to walk around . Some of the views are spectacular with the mountains in the background. Lovely cafe half way round for drinks/snacks. Excellent value for money - well worth a visit.
Written September 24, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

lowkey_11
London, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Splendid gardens, beautifully laid-out and maintained, set in a great location. When we visited we saw a spectacular display of dahlias and some fine mature trees and shrubs. We arrived by ferry at the Villa’s dock and walked back to Pallanza along the attractive lakeside road. The Villa also has a large cafe/restaurant with friendly staff. A couple of guidebooks describe the gardens as “underwhelming”. Not if you appreciate gardens.
Written October 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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