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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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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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Hampshire
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158 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,283 helpful votes
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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501 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
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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Toowoomba, Australia
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57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Spent an afternoon here, there is a self guided tour around the grounds which takes in all the beautiful gardens. Its easy to walk around, and I guess it changes all the time with the 4 seasons. There is a restaurant at the entry point and free car park. From flowers, large trees to water falls rest areas and Lilly... More 

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Gorgeous gardens on the shore of Lago Maggiore. Well worth stopping in Verbania just to see the gardens and the villa as well.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Took me 45 mins to climb uphill to reach from pallanza ferry station Park is large – requires 2hrs to walk through Gardeners are pruning & working. There is a memorable sculpture of a fisherboy facing the Alps & terraced gardens Profusion of colours with –white, pink, purple, red flowers & Autumn foliage very enjoyable gardens to walk through

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The most beautiful public gardens I have ever visited. I spent an afternoon there, and wished I could have spent more days there, as I only managed to visit about a quarter of the garden. As well as the trees and other plants, the views are amazing, and the place is immaculately cared for. Absolutely FAB!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Even in the early fall, in the rain, this garden provided a pleasant visit. The dahlia garden was spectacular with so many varieties of different shapes, sizes and colours--a feast for the eyes. The greenhouse boasted lily pads and the meandering paths leading to the ponds were tranquil. Different seasons would provide views of different flowering blooms. Many shrubs and... More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

It is in verbania, short drive from Stresa. The garden is huge, beautiful walk, amazing floral displays, beautiful plants and trees from all over the world. One of the nicest gardens that I have ever seen in my life. A great day of meditation and enjoying the plant life .

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