Parco San Grato, Carona

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#10 of 47 in Parks in Canton of Ticino
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  • Beautiful park with Mediterranean vegetation and spectacular views. Suitable also for families with children.
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  • very beautiful and scenic park and must appreciate its maintenance. Less crowded and a bit far from city but very easy to get with rail and bus.  more »
  • Huge park with azalea/rhododendron and many conifers in elevated views over the Lago di Lugano. Various routes with different distances and topics are signposted. Unfortunately - and this is very disappointing for a botanical garden - not are only a very few of the trees marked, the azaleas. The view on the Lake is partially spectacular, the founder would probably wonder the eastern shore of the Lake is today shows how littered with the many sins of construction.
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  • Great park on top of the mountain. Very nice temperature difference than down on the lake, for a great escape from the heat. There are some play structures, a zip line, swings for the kids, some walking paths, sculptures, botanical gardens for the adults. Very enjoyable and educational as well. There are also locations for picnics and grilling, but camping and lighting fires is prohibited. There are a number of public water fountains as well with clean and fresh tasting water. The scenic overlook offers a great view. The panoramic trail however is long and arrives at the top where there is only a weather station and no view. The walk in the wood though is very pleasant and non technical, although there are some slight grades.
  • I know very well this place. Lots of flowers and walks. Near the village of Carona and Carona swimming-pool ! No wheelchair... too many stairs! Possibility to stay near... enjoy nature. Ristorante and parking very near. Beautiful view.
  • Great park . I spent a good time in it with my family . Quit and clean. A spot where just lay down and forget.
  • A very peaceful place with great views. The park is larger than it seems at first and has various meadows in which you can relax. If you drive there by car from Lugano/Paradiso, please don't drive through the village of Carona on the way up, but drive around it (turn right, onto the small Via Nodivra, at the Carona Nodivra bus stop; that small street will spit you out right after the village, near the Piscina di Carona, where you want to park). Otherwise, especially on busy weekends, you might cause a huge traffic jam in the tiny village's narrow and winding one lane street. On the drive back, go through the village.
  • Great place so much thing to do and see for all.

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