The Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens
The Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens are situated 20 minutes walk along the lakefront from Pallanza and cover an area of about 40 acres. In 1931 Scottish Captain Neil McEarcharn bought the property with the intention on creating an English style garden to remind him of home. He created one of the best botanical gardens in the world with many thousands of plant species from the four corners of the earth including many rare collections unique in Europe which were acclimatised into this beautiful setting. There is a ferry station just opposite the entrance and a bar/restaurant.