The botanic gardens of Villa Taranto

Price p.p. from € 16.00

Group price valid from 20 participants.

The botanic gardens of Villa Taranto lie in Pallanza at the foot of the northern promontory of Castagnola and cover an area of 20 hectares. The botanic gardens date back to 1931, when Captain Neil McEacharn purchased the farm to turn it into one of the best botanic gardens in the world. This Scottish Noble man, enjoying the support of the King of England, realised his big project with patience and method. He transformed the wild bush land into soft gardens, set in an impressive stunning scenery along a 7 km path, displaying thousands of plants from all over the world and very rare collections – some are unique in Europe and have been subject to acclimatising processes – surrounded by roaring mountains and wonderful lakes. Since 1952 the gardens have been opened to visitors. Gardens are open from April to October and host several folklore events, shows as well as meetings and congresses. Visitors will admire majestic azaleas, maple trees, rhododendrons and camellias in a play of bright colours and rare beauty.

Half-day – Duration approx. 3 hours


  • 1 Half-day guided tour
  • 1 Entrance Villa Taranto

By Air: The group arrives by air and services usually start at the arrival at the airport. Included ground services like local coach or assistance at the airport will be specified in the section “Description – Tour Includes”
By Coach: The group arrives by coach from the country of origin.

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