Grandi Giardini Italiani Srl

c/o Villa Erba
Largo Luchino Visconti, 4
22012 Cernobbio (COMO)
Italy

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Piemonte

Parco Pallavicino

Stresa, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

Giardino botanico
Buy tickets
Coffee house & Restaurant
Eco friendly
Family friendly
Partially wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi Area
In the Name of the Rose

How to get the garden

By car
Mortorway A8 Milano - Varese, then take A26 exit Carpugnino (Stresa)

On the train
The rail station is located in Stresa at 800mt from Pallavicino Park

In boat
Accessible from all the boats of the Navigazione Lago Maggiore

History

In 1855 Ruggero Bonghi, a Neapolitan philologist and politician who was a friend of Manzoni and Rosmini, bought some lands in the south of the town of Stresa to build a holiday home with a garden. Thus was born the central nucleus of what is now the Pallavicino park. Then the property was sold to the Duke of Villambrosa who enlarged the building and planted groups of trees almost unknown in Italy at the time, such as Lyriodendron tulypifera and sequoias, in the park.

In June 1862 the property passed to Stefano Lodovico Pallavicino, who enriched the park with greenhouses and numerous driveways and embellished the villa inside and out with decorations and giving it its current imposing appearance. In 1878, on his death, the Villa and the Park had already assumed their current appearance.

Covering a surface of about 18 hectares, the park includes a zoological garden planned by the proprietor's mother, open lawns and classical gardens. There are innumerable trees including majestic sequoias, centuries-old chestnut trees, lyriodendrons, red beeches, maples in many varieties, larches, oaks, plane trees, magnolias and majestic sequoias. A superb cedar of Lebanon competes in grandeur with the facade of the villa.

Inside the park there is a farm with meek Tibetan goats, ''saltasassi'' sheep, sheep, llamas and deer that that live free in the grounds and look for contact with young visitors.

In July 2017, the Pallavicino Park became part of the Terre Borromeo circuit with Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Rocca di Angera and Parco del Mottarone. Since January 2021, Villa and Pallavicino Park have been the property of Prince Vitaliano Borromeo.
Information
Opening hours
From 18 March to 14 April 2022
Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (last admission), park closure at 6.30 p.m.

From 15 April to 30 September 2022
Daily from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (last entry), park closure at 6.30 p.m.

From 1 October to 29 October 2022
Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry), park closure at 6 p.m.

From 30 October to 1 November 2022
Daily from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (last admission), park closure at 5.30 p.m.

The opening and closing times of the Pallavicino Park may be subject to variations due to extraordinary events.
Entrance
Adults: 13.00
Children*: 8.00
Baby: 4.00
Adults group**: 11.00
Schools: 6.50

*Children: from 6 to 15 years of age. Free entrance for children under 6 years of age
**Adult groups: minimum 18 people. One free entrance every 18 paid tickets
***Schools: one free entrance per teacher every 13 paying pupils
**** Baby: from 3 to 5 years of age. In case of combined tickets the entrance is free
Contact us
Via Sempione Sud, 8
28838 Stresa (VB)

T. +39 0323 933478

www.isoleborromee.it
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