Villa Pallavicino Park

Situated at the entrance of the city of Stresa, the Villa Pallavicino Park, is a wonderful nineteen- century abode in neoclassical style with English garden which hosts various animal species, a greenhouse and a rich botanical variety.

Built in 1855 for the will of Ruggero Bonghi, friend of Manzoni and Rosmini, it was at first acquired by the Villambrosa Duke, who expanded the inside and the gardens, introducing trees and plants at that time unknown in Italy. Later in 1862 the Pallacivino marquis from Genoa took over the propriety and adorned the outside transforming the park in an English garden.

Villa Pallavicino

Villa Pallavicino

The park develops on over 200.000 m² where you can also find a Zoological Parkwhich hosts over 50 species of birds and mammals which live free and which can be approached. The park is the ideal place to live an unforgettable experience with children thanks to a farm appropriate for pedagogical visits.

Inside the park centuries-old trees are present, such as Lebanon cedar, red beeches, maples, tulip trees, sequoias, ginkgo biloba, oaks and plane trees. The park is accessible with entrance fee and inside there are a restaurant, a playground with a small railway, equipped picnic area, a cafè and a giftshop.

The panorama is stunning and is one of the most striking view on Lake Maggiore. The Park Villa Pallavicino Stresa is on the touristic Borromeo itinerary which is aimed to give value to the beauties of Lake Maggiore, such as Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Villa Taranto, Castelli di Cannero, Rocca di Angera and part of the Mottarone..

Opening 2018: From March, 23rd to November, 4th

Opening times: From 9 am to 5:30 pm (last entrance) until September, 30th; from October on from 9 am to 4:30 pm (last entrance)

Ticket price: from € 5,00 – for further information check the webpage contact or ask for further details at the reception.