Parco della Villa Pallavicino, Stresa

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Wander through botanical trails, gardens, and a zoo with exotic animals when you visit Parco della Villa Pallavicino. You can walk into the park or take the miniature train from the city center or boat jetty. Make your way through the gardens, with colorful flowerbeds and roses, or sit on a bench to enjoy the scenery. See animals and birds in the zoo, and enter the enclosure with the llamas, sheep, goats, and deer. Eat at the cafe or restaurant overlooking the area, or bring your own food for a picnic. Plan to visit Parco della Villa Pallavicino during your Stresa vacation using our convenient Stresa driving holiday planner.
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  • beautiful park villa Pallavicino petting zoo animals also free to fondle a bit along the way and difficult given the size of the park with a garden to see
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  • Good relaxing stroll along tree-lined boulevards, surrounded by greenery and flowers. Very nice, within walking distance from the Centre of Stresa. Honestly the animals would remove them, the Park is nice in itself and does not need it. In particular there is this fence with goats and llamas that are touched constantly for adults and kids, I think these things should be quiet and endorsed, without undergoing a continuous assault. Among the animals I saw very stressed one of the foxes, who spent the entire day going back and forth in the cage: I don't think she's that great good. There were several puppies: Kangaroo, zebra and deer. Puppies are born in captivity, always makes me curious from what I know is pretty unusual and complicated. Beautiful green, greenhouses, trees and plants, really well maintained with regard to the gardens. 4 balls to the Green and 2 for the animals, which are sacrificed in cramped and monotonous.
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  • The 14/08 we decided to bring our little girl of 4 years at this beautiful park. At the entrance we did the Park ticket Pallavicino + Isola Bella costs 18 euros per person (children up to 6 years free of charge), and thank goodness! Because when we arrived at the isola bella, at the ticket office there was a huge queue ... The grounds of the Park are treated in detail, a paradise for nature lovers. Jewel in the Crown of this beautiful park is the area of the Petting Zoo with goats, llamas and especially dashing deer. Goats and llamas were caressing and the deer hopped here and there fleeing from various tourists who incaponivano to stroke them (hell, even there you could bring as much as they were fast, let alone touch them), before all my daughter who ran after him without success. The other leg of this tour was the children's play area with swings, slides and a house shaped like a mushroom. Nearby you can find a small bar and an Aviary with beautiful colorful parrots Ara specimens. Definitely the villa Pallavicino is a must if you have children, so it is recommended without a doubt.
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  • Nice place to bring kids to experience the outdoors. Expect up slopes on pebble paths to move around the place. Includes an animal enclosure with goats sheeps and lambs where you can pet them. Also has a nice garden with a couple of peacocks roaming around. A good 3hrs of entertainment for family with kids.
  • The park is vast, disposed on more than one level therefore keep in mind: you'll have to walk. The path is sometimes pure soil, not very stroller friendly, however you will walk in the shades of ancient trees, with a view of Lake Maggiore and the perfume of earth and flowers and every corner has a new great camer spot. Bring your children and let them discover the love for wild animals, there is an accessible enclosure with little goats, does and cute, splendid fawns. They can be fed with their own hay (beware, the goats are very friendly and curious). You will also see a number of exotic birds. The rose garden, with the ivy gazebos and flower beds is a sight to behold. On the practical side: the parking lot is spacious and free, there are many public toilets along the path and little restaurants or bar, you may also bring your own food.
  • The park has nice flowers and plants but the animals in the petting zoo and cages look very neglected. Additionally the forced route through the park is very steep and with unpleasant ways. I don't think it's very suitable for families as most kids will be quickly tired because if the hill.
  • Nice relaxing atmosphere, great views, and kids get up close with some.of the animals
  • ok place to visit. nothing spectacular. the (big!!!) petting zoo is fantastic for kids.

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