Villa Taranto, from the navigation lake maggiore to the botanical gardens

Villa Taranto by Lake Maggiore Tourist shuttle and water taxi

Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto are reachable by car via highway 34 or via Lake Maggiore with numerous connections from all the resorts that overlook the lake shores.

The navigation through our public service line offers passengers an optimal solution, a direct link with Villa Taranto from Stresa or any other location with dock and boarding. Hopefully you can make a tour including a visit to the botanical gardens perhaps after a visit to the Borromean Islands or back from Castles of Cannero.

Villa Taranto: the botanical gardens

Villa Taranto, situated on the view point of the Cracker, a territory that extends him for over 20 hectares up to the shores of the Most greater lake occupies. Built toward the end of the XIX century from the count Orsetti, you/he/she was purchased first from the noble of Sant'Elia and then, in 1931, from the captain Scottish Anthony Neil McEacharn, true craftsman of the actual stately botanical garden. A complicated system of deforestation before and of repopulation with innumerable rare plants coming from every part of the world then, together to a stately plan of irrigation, you/they have allowed the birth of one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Europe.

Today he introduces him as a park half to the English half to the Italian and he/she understands around 1.000 non autochtonous plants and around 20.000 varieties and kind of particular botanical value. In the splendid building of taste eclectic of the ex gatehouse of the Botanical Gardens, precious and delicate natural pictures are exposed: the Herbarium Britannicum of the Captain Neil Mc Eacharn that he understands 43 reliquaries in which it is possible to admire kind of spontaneous flora of the United Kingdom. Among the other principal attractions of Villa Taranto we remember the terraced Gardens, the bronzy statue of the Fisherman, the tub of the lotus flower , the labyrinth of the Dahlies, the Children's fountain.

Price List of the gardens 2024: price list
Valid from 15/03/2024 to 03/11/2024, from the hour 09.30 to 17.30
Single Adults € 13,00
Single Children € 7,00
Adults Groups € 10,00
Children/School Groups € 5,50

The leader of the group is free.
1 teacher every 20 students is free.
Handicapped persons are free.
The entrance with dogs is allowed only if kept on leash
Children from 0 to 5 years old are free
Open every day, all-day:
March: from 8:30 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. (last entry)
April - September: from 8:30 a.m. till 6:30 p.m. (last entry)
1st October - 14th October: from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. (last entry)
15th October - 31st october: from 9:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. (last entry)
1st November - 3rd November: from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. (last entry)

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