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Villa Taranto

Via Vittorio Veneto 111, 28922, Verbania, Italy
+39 0323 556667
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Beautiful grounds amazing setting,world class selection of dahlias. If you have any interest in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Villa Taranto

Isola Madre or Villa Taranto was the choice of the day and we decided to visit Villa Taranto and... read more

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Northern Italy, Lake area bordering Switzerland.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Via Vittorio Veneto 111, 28922, Verbania, Italy
+39 0323 556667
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds amazing setting,world class selection of dahlias. If you have any interest in gardens and flowers would highly recommend a visit. A short walk from the center of town and the Intra ferry stop .Villa Taranto also has its own pier. We visited between...More

Thank toffeenose
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Isola Madre or Villa Taranto was the choice of the day and we decided to visit Villa Taranto and walk back to Pallanza. The gardens are an absolute delight with good wide walkways, plenty of shady seating and more trees and flowers than you could...More

Thank LastMinuteLarry
Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this holiday to visit all the gardens around Lake Maggiore and Villa Taranto has to be the best, I was lucky to see the huge pond of lotus in flower which were spectacular. The gardens were immaculate and with the mountains as a...More

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous gardens with spectacular view of snow covered mountains, and this was in July. Meticulously kept grounds with fantastic vistas. I highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Villa Taranto has beautiful grounds and gardens, all hand made under the direction of its Scottish owner, Captain Neil McEacharn, from the 30's onward. It has a rich range of plants and bushes from all over the world. In July the Dahlias, hydrangeas and lotus...More

Thank mnpotter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely gardens. Well organised guide map and tour. Quite hilly but well worth it. Nice terrace at the entrance for a snack or lunch and small cafe at the top of the hill for much needed break and refreshment. Easy to access from the...More

Thank Richieroo1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's stiff competition amongst the villas and gardens for the best on the Italian lakes but Villa Taranto is certainly up there. Great value at 10 euros each the gardens are stunningly beautiful and wonderfully kept. The first section is flat before rising up onto...More

Thank Tongo79
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Spent a nice couple of hours walking these gardens, following a 45 minute ferry trip from Stresa (2 adults €24.80 return and €10 each to enter the gardens) Everything is well laid out, sign posted and labelled. Probably still a couple of weeks before the...More

1  Thank Woodpecker54
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We spent nearly 3 hours strolling around these magnificent gardens which are an easy and pleasant ferry ride from Stresa. Plenty of seats are provided so regular stops were taken in viewing the wonderful trees, plants and flowers. A fair bit of walking up slopes...More

Thank CrankyNWEngland
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Short boat ride from Baveno to Villa Taranto to visit the gardens, shaded paths were welcomed on a hot sunny day. Lovely laid out gardens and nice seating areas, just follow the arrows to get around.

Thank Grafton67
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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.
Jenny G
15 May 2016|
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