The botanical gardens at Giardini Botanici di Villa Taranto are open every day, including holidays!
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Who has been in Verbania, on Lake Maggiore, for a long time or just for one season or even only for a summer afternoon, has certainly visited the Gardens of Villa Taranto, they are well-known all around the world, and even the hastiest visitor spends a couple of hours to stroll along the paths.
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 first spring flowers will bloom in April: edgeworthias, prunus, magnolias, forsythias, daffodils and tulips. Throughout the season you can admire large patches of hundreds of rhododendrons and azaleas, while in the summer months the queen of aquatic plants, the tropical water lily Victoria cruziana, never fails to fascinate tourists. Not to mention the dahlias and green mazes to be discovered!
To safeguard the health of visitors and employees, it is necessary to follow the rules below to enter the Gardens:
The ticket can be purchased directly at the ticket office or online;
Access to the Gardens is regulated by the cashier staff depending on the amount of visitors;
It is not possible to access the Gardens with flu, or fever symptoms over 37.5 °C, or if you have been in contact with people positive to Covid-19, or you are coming from an high risk zone;
You must wear a face mask;
You must keep a distance of 2 meters from other people;
It is recommended to wash your hands frequently and to use the gel dispensers;
Luggage or personal items storage is not available;
Visitors, who do not comply with the rules, will be asked to leave the Gardens immediately without ticket refund.