Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes Sights



Villa Taranto Review

Quaint Verbania is across the Gulf of Pallanza from its touristy neighbor Stresa. It is known for the Villa Taranto, which has magnificent botanical gardens. The villa was acquired in 1931 by Scottish captain Neil McEachern, who expanded the gardens considerably, adding terraces, waterfalls, more than 3,000 plant species from all over the world, and broad meadows sloping gently to the lake. In 1938 McEachern donated the entire complex to the Italian people.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 111, Verbania, 28922 | Map It
  • Phone: 0323/404555
  • Cost: €10
  • Hours: Late Mar.–early-Nov., daily 8:30–6:30; last entry 1 hr before closing
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  • Location: Verbania
Updated: 03-11-2013

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