The showy Spring flowerings can be fully enjoyed in the botanical garden of Villa Taranto, with thousands of azaleas and rhododendrons, on Island Madre, with hundredth of camellias and Villa Pallavicino, with a charming rose garden. In Summer there are other flowerings but the lake charms remains unchanged. Autumn is the season of bright colors of the leaves.

An excursion on Lake Maggiore and Lake of Orta has something to offer you at any time of the year, but there are seasons when the flowering is really extraordinary! A guided tour in the botanical garden of Villa Taranto at Pallanza will enchant you with large numbers of camellias, rhododendrons, tulips, blue and violet water-lilies and the dahlia maze. Island Madre is a real garden of Eden with magnolias, azaleas and rhododendrons and hydrangeas, among which golden and silver pheasants and white and blue peacocks run free. An excursion to Island Bella allows you to see a spectacular Italian garden as well as the famous Manor house Borromeo. Villa Pallavicino at Stresa cherishes a charming rose garden, one of the most beautiful ones on Lake Maggiore. Alpinia, over Stresa, has a is a precious garden dedicated to the flora of the Alps.