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Lago Maggiore it’s been one of the most appreciated holiday destination of European nobility since 1700. You can find trace of this historical fact in the great luxury hotels and prestigious villas on the lake’s sides with their rich gardens. Many gardens are now open to public and, being this time of year the best one to visit them, we are going to tell you more about them.
In addition to the great numbers of different plants and trees from everywhere in the World, in the beautiful Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens in Pallanza, during the first few weeks of April, the extraordinary flowering of over 80,000 bulbs make it look even more spectacular. Tulips are the main characters, all sitting in their homonymous 'labyrinth', which has nothing to envy to the more famous Dutch tulips’ fields. In the long and winding path you can find over 20,000 bulbs of 65 different varieties, including some very valuable ones as the 'Carnival de Nice', white with dark red border, the sophisticated black tulip 'Queen of the Night' and the fringed hems 'Flaming Baltic'. Very close to the Grand Hotel Majestic in Pallanza, the 10 hectares of Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens can be reached walking along the scenic pedestrian path towards Intra, or by taking the ferry at the Pallanza pier with just one stretch to Villa Taranto . And because of the proximity to the beautiful gardens, the historic Grand Hotel Majestic has designed a package around the blossoming at the Gardens. From mid-April until May 26, which includes 2 nights with breakfast, a lunch for two, beauty treatments in the hotel spa and the access to Villa Taranto. Here the details of the proposal 'Mens Sana in Corpore Sano'.
From Pallanza pier, you can also decide to go by ferry to the amazing Borromeo Islands, considered the jewel of Lake Maggiore with their palaces and beautiful gardens. From the terrace, the garden and most of the suites at Grand Hotel Majestic, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Borromeo gulf, that hosts the three best known islands of the lake, but this will be the next article’s subject..
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Written by:
Grand Hotel Majestic, Editor