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The botanical and zoological gardens of Villa Pallavicino

Three names: Ruggero Bonghi, the Duke of Vallombrosa and the Pallavicino family. People in love with  lake Maggiore and the surrounding area, wrote the story of this wonderful nineteenth century neoclassical villa and its park.

The Villa Pallavicino garden is a marvelous botanical and zoological garden open to the public. The park is now run by the Borromeo family. The villa, still today, property of the Pallavicino family, can not be visited.

With the tour guide, you will visit the 20 hectares of the park which offers different wonderful views of the lake and its mountains.

You will discover the king of the park; a group of 10 magnolias “Tulipier” natives of North America, with a diameter of 2 meters and 50 meters in height. A real treasure for the park. The first Tulipiers arrived in Italy,and planted  here in the second half of the 19th century.

..And again you will admire: the great Atlantic cedar, huge platan trees, yew trees, horse chestnuts, tsuga trees native of Canada, black pine groves, cypress arches in Victorian style, ornamental plants, exotic essences, rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, hydrangeas, khaki, ginko biloba trees, sequoias and the wonderful rose arched garden.

The park  also welcomes about 50 animal species. A wonderful coexistence between local wildlife, and an allochthonous fauna. Squirrels, woodpeckers, blackbirds, pheasants, Tibetan goats, llamas, zebras, owls, fawns, kangaroos, peacocks, herbivorous coots, the Australian black swan, pink flamingos, the raccoon bear, are just a few examples of the animals visible here.

Privileged animals that live in a park with an amazing botanical value.

Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Rocca Borromeo and Pallavicino Park will be open every day from 20th March to 1st November 2020.



Parco Villa Pallavicino € 11.00 € 7.00 € 9.00 € 5.50 € 3.00
Parco Villa Pallavicino (seasonal and nominal) € 70.00 € 40.00      


For more info please visit the official Borromeo Website