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Il Giardino della Valle

Via Monte Santo 5, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
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A wonderful find!

We came across this delightful garden unexpectedly whilst walking around Cernobbia. It was so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Naomi L
via mobile
Amazing transformation and worth seeing!

While on a walk around the neighborhood, we came across this beautiful park. Would recommend going... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“wild garden” (2 reviews)
“rustic” (2 reviews)
“enchanting” (2 reviews)
Via Monte Santo 5, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 4 days ago

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 14 June 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

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 20 November 2016

All the gardens I have visited have been manicured and designed to look tame and domesticated. There is nothing wrong in this style. Il Giardino della Valle is unusuall in that it has been allowed to grow as a wild garden. I was not able...More

1  Thank Penfold-on-BakerSt
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We found this place by chance and we were delighted by this place. You even have some banches to contemplate your surrendings with free books! Worth visiting

Thank ana P
Reviewed 26 February 2016

It took a bit of time to find the entrance of of this lovely garden but well worth the hike up the hill. This reminded me of "The Secret Garden", the lovely book I read as a child. Apparently, this area was once a dumping...More

Thank mictim2
Reviewed 25 November 2015

it has quite a history. there wasnt much in bloom when i was there, but it was still a nature wonderful

Thank drudol
Reviewed 29 October 2015

It is not only a lush, verdant and quiet green spot, but also a very special place with a very special history. It dates back to 40 years ago, when a wonderful woman, Mrs Ida Frati, grew tired to see an illicit garbage dump destroying...More

Thank ProgettoEcate
Reviewed 27 May 2015

beautifully maintained by volunteers, visited in April and saw lots of flowers, yard sculptures were cleverly placed along the meandering paths

1  Thank biberae
Reviewed 19 September 2014

I stayed in Cernobbio for 2 weeks and went for a walk up the mountain every morning. I finished a couple of my walks by strolling through this beautiful garden which I believe is cared for by volunteers. A must if you are visiting the...More

3  Thank Lynda D
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