From Milan to Lake Maggiore Italy
On the way to the west of Italy, between Switzerland and the Italian Provinces of Piedmont and Lombardy, is Lago Maggiore. You can chose Stresa town as your base in discovery of Lake Maggiore reggion.
Once Stresa has been elegant resort favoured by the English aristocracy since the 19th century when the Simplon railroad opened up Italy to a world hungry for travel. Lake Maggiore is possibly best known for its Borromean Islands, anchored majestically off the coast of Stresa and topped with a distinguished palace, locate in exotic gardens.
Gastronomy, beautiful gardens and beautiful landscape of Lake Maggiore Italy are top experience especially outside the main season. Only the desire for self punishment may attract tourists to the Italian lakes in the main summer season. It is much better to go to the lakes in spring or autumn.
Attraction of Lake Maggiore is easily summarized as a small with specific hotels, excellent food, prestigious markets, brilliant blue waters and snow-covered peaks of the Alps. Weather, as always in the area lakes, it can be ugly, but even if it rains or fog descends, you can extend the time for a lunch or go to the hotel and enjoy their prestigious offer.
Around the lake Maggiore are many beautiful gardens that are worth visiting. One of the best known is certainly the garden of Villa Taranto in Pallanzi, which was in the thirties of the last century, edited by Captain Neil McEacharn.
Enterprising Scot had a golden arm for all that is green and a deep wallet. Its purpose was to create a most elegant botanical gardens in the world. Close your eyes and try to imagine scene you are there in park: on the green hills with plants with clan leaves, promenade between the Camellias, juicy Amazonian lily with leaves like huge serving trays, trees with branches reaching nearly to the ground, almost giddy scent of azaleas and lilies, a forest of dogwood through which snow-covered mountain peaks in distance appears.
Another garden - Villa Taranto is located next to the Villa San Remigio. It has gardens in teraces which have made the Marquis and his wife, Della Valle di Casanova in the mid-19th century. Marquis, educated landscape painter and an avid botanist, was strongly attached to the architectural effects of plantations as well as the play of light and shadow on the leaves and branches of trees.
A short boat ride takes you to the island of Isola Madre. It is the smaller of the Borromeo Islands, which is still owned by the Borromeo family. Shady path leads you through giant rhododendron grove at Prato dei Gobbi - Humpback meadow where tree roots are real pitfalls for the visitors.
Pure white peacocks gracefully sailing across the lawn. For the slightest sign that they want to paint, spinning his beautiful tail and remind you that you are but pawns in a country belle - beautiful shapes.