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Isole di Brissago

Isole di Brissago | Canton Ticino, Brissago, Switzerland
+41 91 791 43 61
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Beautiful island with a very interesting history

Isole di Bressago -a place which belonged to the baroness Antoinette St Leger who liked gardening... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
Anja K
Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Lovely few hours in paradise

Take the boat from Ascona. Approx 20 minutes. 40 francs for two adults return. You can stay for as... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Rochester, United Kingdom
via mobile
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17 May 2017
“Interesting was to spend a few hours”
10 Oct 2016
“Worth visiting for it's garden.”
Isole di Brissago | Canton Ticino, Brissago, Switzerland
+41 91 791 43 61
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Isole di Bressago -a place which belonged to the baroness Antoinette St Leger who liked gardening and handsome men.A lot of artists came to this island and she created a botanical garden with plants from all over the world.

Thank Anja K
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Take the boat from Ascona. Approx 20 minutes. 40 francs for two adults return. You can stay for as long as you like. Returns every half hour up until around 6pm. The island is very serene. Restaurant with stunning views. Two large beers were 16...More

Thank RoxyBaron
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The gardens are lovely, but best enjoyed in peace and tranquility. We got the 09:25 ferry from Ascona, and it was quite noticeable when the 09:50 arrived and disgorged its passengers.

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Ticino offers a micro-climate where palm and banana trees grow. The many botanical gardens in the area offer visitors the splendor of blooms and flora from around the world. The Isole di Brissago are only 10 minutes away by boat from Brissago. Unfortunately, many of...More

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Taking a ship for 10 min from Ascona to the island for 51 CHF (2 adults and 2 children). We paid 8 CHF for the island entry ticket. Kids were happy. They found 13 meeting points for the finding treasure's game. We enjoyed the scenery...More

Thank Gaganawati
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Isola di Brissago is a wonderful island on the lago maggiore. We got there on boat from Ascona. We walked around the island following the treasure map with the kids and the baby (no problem with the pushchair). The flowers and landscapes are really amazing....More

Thank Austinpez
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The island is very well kept and offers a wide range of flowers and plants from all over the world to enjoy. We loved it!! There is a treasure hunt game for kids and families that make it even more interesting for them. Bellissima Isola!...More

Thank Giovanna V
Reviewed 8 October 2015

While visiting the Italian Swiss lake region we took the short boat ride to this horticultural gem. Unfortunately we did not allow enough time to fully explore all of its beauty and wonders. Plants and flowers from all over the globe are here, and everyone...More

Thank SteveNGini
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This Swiss canton owned and maintained botanical garden on an island in Lake Maggiore is reached by the lake boat service. It is a magical place to rejuvenate your soul and not hurry through. The plantings and vistas are calming. The upkeep of the gardens...More

Thank Carl N
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Steeped in history, this island deserves a slow meander through its gardens and peaceful contemplation from the deckchairs on the beach. If you can stretch to a meal there, or even better a whole night's stay, even better!

Thank Annette S
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Hi! We are thinking to visit Isole di Brissago on the way from Stressa to Locarno by boat. We'll be with our suitcase. Is there any way to store our luggage while we explore the island?
15 August 2015|
Response from Annette S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we found the staff very welcoming on our visits. Maybe give them a call (+41 91 791 43 61) and ask if you could leave your suitcase at the entrance office, or even at the restaurant/hotel. ...and it would be the perfect... More