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Isole di Brissago

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Address: Isole di Brissago | Canton Ticino, Brissago, Switzerland
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+41 91 791 43 61

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Interesting was to spend a few hours

This island and its little sister are a short ferry ride from Ascona. There is a small admission fee (~$10US). A wide variety of plants, trees and flowers surround a former... read more

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Mason, Ohio
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This island and its little sister are a short ferry ride from Ascona. There is a small admission fee (~$10US). A wide variety of plants, trees and flowers surround a former mansion on the main island. If you like gardens/horticulture, you will enjoy spending hours here. I visited in the early spring and the rhododendron were still blooming along with... More 

Thank RobfromWL
Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We went there on the ferry from Locarno and whilst we thought it strange that our Swiss Pass wouldn't work on the ferry (it's apparently an Italian company) I can recommend a visit to This island. Mainly for it's garden that has plants from all around the world. There was a wedding happening on the Saturday afternoon we visited (on... More 

1 Thank Andrew M
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

ISOLE di brissago is beautiful! Full of flowers everywhere and fun for kids because you can do a treasure hunt that leads you around the island! The food is very good and the milkshakes are amazing! Once we had to go back I didn't want to because it was one of the best days of my life . IT WAS... More 

1 Thank Maya H
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145 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Stunning gardens, gorgeous little hideaways and much more to see than what you would expect from the size of the island. We got here mid morning which was good as it was getting much busier by the time we left. I could quite easily have spent another 2-3 hours here. If you want to relax, take a good book and... More 

Thank Giggles123
Adelaide, Australia
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65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you are cruising on the lake from Locarno or one of the other locations you have the choice of hopping off the boat to visit this little island. The island has created the most beautiful botanic gardens with species from around the world. It also has a hotel on site where you can either have a meal or simply... More 

Thank Phil R
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The island is a very beautiful place, well worth a visit! I'd recommend going early and making a day trip out of it- the timings of the ferry are not ideal. We had just under 1.5 hours on the island, which we thought was plenty but it went very quickly! Just enough time to walk around and have a quick... More 

Thank Snowie_x
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Ok, you need to take the ferry to the island. That is approx ch 54 just to gets there and than another 20 to visit the botanic gardens. Watch out at the garden you can pay with credit card above chf 70. So take cash with you. The garden is nice. Well maintained and nice to walk trough. It was... More 

Thank Michiel T
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

It is quite fun having to get to a botanic garden by boat but being an island means one can easily see where one has already walked and what there is left to see. Different areas show plants from different parts of the world and there is a small exhibit for Pro Specie Rara (rare breeds). There is a main... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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143 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

What a dream, what a discovery ! A Treasure Island where flowers, trees, butterflies, birds, scents and colours will surround you. You can even relay on a tiny beach, dream on a bench, drink on a fantastic patio overlooking the lake or even spend a romantic night in the hotel...

Thank luxfiat62
London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

On a hot day, the perfect point for relaxation. There is a wide variety of tropical and subtropical plants, including giant trees and landscaped gardens. Is ample space for relaxation and it is possible to swim in the lake.


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