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Villa Taranto

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Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 111, 28922, Verbania, Italy
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Northern Italy, Lake area bordering Switzerland.

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My botanical vocabulary and my list of superlatives are inadequate!

Definitely arrive over the waters, if possible: the ferry-ride from Stresa, via the Borromean Isles and a couple of charming town stops (Pallanza looks interesting), brings you to... read more

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Kent
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63 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely arrive over the waters, if possible: the ferry-ride from Stresa, via the Borromean Isles and a couple of charming town stops (Pallanza looks interesting), brings you to with yards of the entrance to what is surely one of the best available collections - and in a wonderful setting. We were between the tulips and dahlias (either of which, I'm... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable day trip. Took the ferry from Laveno and the place was an explosion of colour, design, nature. Lovely cafe bar too.

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Thank brighteyedlass
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming gardens for any traveler. In the spring, especially impressive is the multicolored tulip blossom.

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Thank Inamarom
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderfully laid out gardens,beautiful plants and vistas and an atmosphere of peace ( if you can avoid coach parties)

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Troon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic gardens with more varieties of plants than I've ever seen! Wander the long route ( about 2 hours) or the short one at just over an hour. There's a good restaurant and coffee shop at the entrance and good toilets ( free). I'd suggest travelling by the lake ferries as the ferry pier is right across the road. If... More 

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Thank Bob M
Dublin, Ireland
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88 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place! The garden is just spectacular! It will take at least couple of hours to visit it all but it is worth it!

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit was close to the peak of spring flowering and it was stunning, a great deal of effort is put in to maintain the displays. It is a popular attraction so expect it to be busy, you can easily take 2 or 3 hours to enjoy the displays, wheelchair access is good and staff helpful. Parking is limited but... More 

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Thank David S
Hampshire
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a superb three hour visit to this wonderful garden on a windy but sunny afternoon in mid-April. This was during one of the 'Tulip Weeks' when the bulbs were at their best, although we found that the strong wind of the past couple of days had rather spoiled many. The azaleas, however, were definitely at their most spectacular... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Its lovely the way the islands of acorns impeded my democratic passage to the cafe, i couldnt take my eyes off the very big tree at the entrance to the villa, just inside the imposing gates. The first thing one notices is the mystery and contradiction of the garden. The amazing array of trees and shrubs is unique to say... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

The Alps and the lake combine to create a micro climate that is suitable for a wide range of plants. The topography of the site shows off this diverse collection. And the snow capped Alps serve as the backdrop. The paths and sections are well marked and signed, as are the significant specimens. The garden is divided into twelve sections... More 

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