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Villa Taranto

Via Vittorio Veneto 111, 28922, Verbania, Italy
+39 0323 556667
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Visit to Villa Taranto in October

Arrived at lunch time and had a very good meal at restaurant situated close to entrance gate... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Carol H
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Cape Town
Fantastic gardens

We came on a beautiful sunny day to see the gardens. You can park free of charge inside the gates... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Karen S
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New York City, New York
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“lake maggiore” (32 reviews)
“water lilies” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Vittorio Veneto 111, 28922, Verbania, Italy
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+39 0323 556667
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"beautiful garden"
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"lake maggiore"
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"water lilies"
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"couple of hours"
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"classical music"
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"floral displays"
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"pleasant stroll"
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"ferry stop"
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"italian garden"
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Arrived at lunch time and had a very good meal at restaurant situated close to entrance gate. Garden was beautiful, easy to follow numbered pathway so you dont miss anything. Views of Lake Maggiore superb. Dahlias were still in flower which made for a spectacular...More

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We came on a beautiful sunny day to see the gardens. You can park free of charge inside the gates. The ticket was E10 and we received a map and off we went. You follow the numbers from 1 until 12. I especially like the...More

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

One of the most underwhelming places I have seen in many years of traveling. The local guide kept talking about the “hurricane” they had for 10 minutes in 2012. Really??? And of course their favorite climate change narrative must be stated. This came as a...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

The 16 acres of these gardens are a pleasure in which to stroll. Beautifully paved wide paths meander in gentle curves up the hillside. Dahlias were the feature blooms during our visit. Lush manicured lawns and in the upper section fountains, pools and more colourful...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic garden, beautifully presented and easily accessed from the lake steamer. The dahlias were stunning, a fantastic collection of varieties planted out along a winding pathway. There's an interesting collection of Amazonian water lilies in a large hothouse. The self guided tour...More

Thank Geoffrey I
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Part arboretum, part structured gardens. This really is a stunning place to visit if gardens are your thing. To walk around without stopping to look would take about 1.5 hours. Allow 3 hours to stroll around and take in the differing parts of the garden....More

Thank SteveStaffs
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Although many summer plants had died away, there was still an amazing display of dahlias. The walks around the garden show off many diverse varieties of trees and shrubs. Allow a couple of hours to cover the whole garden, but can be done in around...More

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent, very extensive and varied garden with a good sign-posted route and all the plants and trees labelled. Quiet and peaceful. We saw a fabulous dahlia display. Nice tea room. Would recommend.

Thank stephogrunt
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

For gardeners this has to be close to mecca! The dahlia garden has my particular interest, but the water gardens and Italian formal gardens are also beautiful. The trees and shrubs along the paths are from many parts of the world. Not quite Kew Gardens,...More

Thank BSA-Biker
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The gardens are large and lovely, and the marked route ensures you see everything. Not much in the way of refreshments. There is a ferry stop nearby, or you can walk it from Pallanza. The coastal route is longer but more scenic with a wide...More

Thank Chris N
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Daniela G
1 June 2017|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Limited parking, boat is a good option, we took an electric scooter, it will take some time with a manual wheelchair, some slopes are steep but plenty to see on level.
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Jenny G
14 May 2016|
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Response from n1ckyn00k |
Hi Jenny, this garden is vast and a lot of it involves steps and sloping paths ascending and descending well over 50m in hight across two thirds of the garden, there is a wheelchair route around the level section... More
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