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Activities in Cannobio

Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens Boat Excursion

US$ 51.10
Free cancellation up to 3 days before
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Join this boat excursion to the Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens and discover beautiful fountains, impressive statues and dreamy corners. You'll see the most colorful vegetation around Lake Maggiore!

Join this boat excursion to the Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens and discover beautiful fountains, impressive statues and dreamy corners. You'll see the most colorful vegetation around Lake Maggiore!

Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens Boat Excursion

At 2 pm, we'll meet at Lungolago di Cannobio, Cannobio's lakeside promenade. There, we'll board a boat that will take us on a cruise across Lake Maggiore to the Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens.

After about an hour-long boat ride, we'll dock at the pier of the botanical garden of Pallanza, a village in Verbania. Did you know that, in 1931, it was the Scottish captain Neil Boyd McEacharn who commissioned the construction of the villa and its gardens? We'll discover this and much more during the tour!

The moment we enter the botanical garden, we'll be welcomed by the Viale delle Conifere, the park's entrance boulevard with rare specimens of plants from all over the world. We'll then come across the Fontana dei Putti fountain surrounded by multicolored flowers, and see the bronze statue of the "Fisherman" by the Neapolitan Vincenzo Gemito.

From the outside, we'll also marvel at the garden's prized manor, Villa Taranto, designed in 1853 by the Ticinese architect Augusto Guidini. Today, the villa cannot be visited, as it is the seat of the prefecture of the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola province. However, we'll admire its imposing architecture from the exterior and observe the fountain and English-style lawn in front.

Another must-see on the excursion is the famous Dahlia Maze, which fascinates visitors with its more than 1,700 flowering plants, including the bright pink Emory Paul Dahlia.

After about two hours of discovering the lush nature of Villa Taranto, we'll return to the departure pier in Cannobio, where we'll arrive around 6:30 pm.

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Price

Adults Children 6-14 years old Children under 6 years old
Tour in English
US$ 51.10
US$ 39.70
US$ 22.70

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 51.10
  • Children 6-14 years old

    US$ 39.70
  • Children under 6 years old

    US$ 22.70

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

4 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.

Included

Round trip transport by boat

Entry to the Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens

English speaking guide

Not included

Food and drink

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 51.10
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.