Located on the Piedmont's shore of Lake Maggiore between... - Secret World

Verbania VB IT, Via Vittorio Veneto, 111, 28922 Pallanza VB, Italia

by Tiziana Maione


Located on the Piedmont's shore of Lake Maggiore between Intra and Pallanza, the garden of Villa Taranto has beene created starting from 1932 in the estate that captain Neil McEacharn had purchased from the marquise of Sant'Elia with the ambition of creating a botanical complex of international standing.The Captain managed to reconcile aesthetic and the botanical demands in the best way, secceeding in creating a garden with plants of great botanical value, as he had previously done in his castle in Scotland. With an assiduous and patient job he succeeded in transforming the 16 hectares of the estate in an real heaven rich of suggestive sceneries in which flower-beds, little ponds, parterres, woods, fountains, lawns alternate and where one can find plants of the whole world, which form collections of great scientific value that now count over 8.500 units between species and variety.