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Villa Taranto Botanical Garden

Experience a fascinating and exciting glimpse into the natural world at this oasis of lawns, gardens, flowers and ornamental features.

Rare and exotic plant species, dazzling displays of color and an air filled with sweet scents are among the many reasons to visit the Villa Taranto Botanical Garden. This haven of horticulture is filled with more than 20,000 plant varieties, rich natural treasures from all over the world. Follow paths that lead to terraced gardens, blooming flowerbeds, a herbarium and ornamental fountains. 

Enjoy the colorful spectacle of the Dahlia Garden which is filled with more than 300 varieties of flowering plants. Step into the vertical garden to see a glasshouse filled with water lilies and other tropical plants. Among them is Victoria cruziana, a giant water lily from South America. Stop by the Fontana dei Putti, a beautiful fountain adorned with sculptures.

Visit the herbarium for the exhibition of plants and flowers from different regions of the United Kingdom. These were collected in 1929 by Henry Cocker, the villa's first head gardener. Amble through terraced gardens that feature manicured lawns, small waterfalls and brightly colored flowerbeds.

See rare botanical species such as Dicksonia antarctica, an evergreen tree fern from the forests of Australia. The Acer palmatum Captain McEacharn is a red-colored maple dedicated to Scotsman Neil McEacharn who established the gardens in the 1930s. Get around to other highlights of the garden including a pond full of lotus flowers and the founder's mausoleum and chapel.

Any time is a good time to visit the gardens but the second and third week of April brings the annual Tulip Weeks event. Relish the sight of 80,000 flowering tulips including the giant orange sunset, the largest tulip in the world.

Find the Villa Taranto Botanical Garden in Pallanza on the western shore of Lake Maggiore. The nearest train station is in Verbania and from there you can catch a bus to the town. Alternatively, drive and use the free on-site car parking. The garden is open every day from March through November. There is an admission fee which is discounted for children from 6 to 14 years old. Children aged 5 and under get in for free.


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Grand Hotel Majestic
Grand Hotel Majestic

Grand Hotel Majestic

Via Vittorio Veneto 32, Verbania, VB
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Verbania, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Santo Stefano Parish and Villa San Remigio. Villa Taranto Botanical Garden and Madonna di Campagna Church are also within 1 mile (2 km).

    Hotel La Palma £128
    Hotel La Palma

    Hotel La Palma

    Corso Umberto I, 33, Stresa, VB
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Stresa, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Villa La Palazzola, Carciano Ferry Terminal, and Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car. Congressi Palace and Villa Ducale are also within 15 minutes. Stresa Station is 11 minutes by foot.

      Hotel Ancora £69
      Hotel Ancora

      Hotel Ancora

      Corso Mameli, 65, Intra, Verbania, VB
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Verbania, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Intra Ferry Terminal and Arena. Villa Taranto and Villa Taranto Botanical Garden are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        Villino San Remigio
        Villino San Remigio

        Villino San Remigio

        Via San Remigio 22, Verbania
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the beach, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Villa San Remigio and Santo Stefano Parish. Villa Taranto Botanical Garden and Madonna di Campagna Church are also within 1 mile (2 km).

          Casa Immacolata £73
          Casa Immacolata

          Casa Immacolata

          Via Vittorio Veneto, 113 , Verbania, VB
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Villa Taranto Botanical Garden and Arena. Intra Ferry Terminal and Santo Stefano Parish are also within 15 minutes.

            Europalace Hotel £74
            Europalace Hotel

            Europalace Hotel

            Viale delle Magnolie 16, Verbania, VB
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Verbania, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of San Leonardo Church and Paesaggio Museum. Santo Stefano Parish and Villa San Remigio are also within 15 minutes.

              Hotel Il Chiostro £52
              Hotel Il Chiostro

              Hotel Il Chiostro

              via Fratelli Cervi, 14, Verbania, VB
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Verbania, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Intra Ferry Terminal and Arena. Villa Taranto and Spiaggia del Sasso are also within 1 mile (2 km).

                Hotel Aquadolce
                Hotel Aquadolce

                Hotel Aquadolce

                Via Costantino Cietti 1, Pallanza, Verbania, VB
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Verbania, this hotel is steps away from San Leonardo Church and Paesaggio Museum. Santo Stefano Parish and Villa San Remigio are also within 15 minutes.