Lake Maggiore region is worldwide famous for the beauty and richness of its botanical gardens located on the Borromeo islands, in Verbania and almost on the top of Mount Mottarone. True colorful treasures cultivated by expert gardeners and visited by thousands of tourists every year.
THE LUSH GARDENS IN THE NEARBY OF LAKE MAGGIORE
Everyone coming to lake Maggiore will definitely try his best to visit the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto in Verbania-Pallanza, among the most beautiful gardens all over the world. “Today’s appearance is not natural, but the result of an arduous elaboration undertaken by Captain McEacharn in 1931. Coming into the gardens of Villa Taranto is just like making a travel through foreign lands”.
“The botanical heritage and the exotic touch made this island the most voluptuous place on hearth”, said Gustave Flaubert. The actual english-style garden was created at the beginning of the XIX century. Since then it welcomes trees and flowers from far away, acclimated to comfortable temperatures and weather conditions.
It has been built in 1855 by Ruggero Bonghi, friend of Alessandro Manzoni and Antonio Rosmini. In 1862 the aristocratic family Pallavicino, from Genova, bought the property and enriched the park with greenhouses and boulevards. In addition to ancient chestnut trees, red beeches, maples, magnolias, sequoias and a magnificent cedar tree from Lebanon, it includes a farm with goats, sheep, llamas and deers and many others.
Botanical garden alpinia
Situated in Alpino, almost on the top of Mount Mottarone, it gathers more than 700 different species of plants and it overlooks one of the most spectacular view of lake Maggiore in the world. A true natural balcony where to relax admiring the landscape.