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Villa Pallavicino was a private residence in 1855, when it was purchased by Ruggero Bonghi, statesman and writer. In 1862 the ownership was transferred to the noble Genoese Pallavicino family who enlarged the estate, transforming it into a...more
All reviewsworth a visitshort walk from the centrefew hourslovely treessmall petting zoowild animalsround the gardensmorning visithighly recommend this placepeacocks roamingmain partnice strollfamilies with childrenoverlooking the lakeborromean islandsgoatszebra
Lovely park, but beware is quite a long steepish walk up to the top, but is well shaded and you get to meet the gorgeous animals on the way, where you can mingle with the goats, Llamas and deer, who are so cute. The villa...More
We walked from our hotel (La Palma) to the park, approximately 15 minuets, and were rewarded with a great walk through a beautiful park that wasn’t groomed within an inch of its life. Everything was so natural and seeing the free roaming animals was such...More
Definitely worth visiting. Gardens are nice but all of the animals on the estate make it really fun and unique in comparison to all of the other gardens/estates in the area. It is also really nice that many of the animals are rescued and nursed...More
Pro: there are lots of trees providing shade on a hot day.
Cons: the zoo isn't worth visiting, everythings smells of abandonment. It is not a stroller friendly place, although the majority of visitors are families with small children...
A garden overlooking the lake with excellent planting, this is really a botanic garden with animals. We are a retired couple with a lifelong love of gardening and we have visited this garden twice. Well worth a visit - lovely friendly staff in the coffee...More
The Park Pallavicino is a small zoo with gardens, it's a bit of a hidden gem and doesn't seem to be that well publicised, there wasn't any leaflets for it in our hotel, or at the ferry terminals. We'd visited before, and it has been...More
We passed near this lovely place a few times while on our trip near the lake. When we finally went it to look we were really impressed with the beauty of the park and the animals roaming freely through the woods. The kids loved it,...More
A small zoo, in which onw get be quite close to the wild animals, and be inside the domesticated animals' habitat.
Some useful tips:
1. There is free parking lot right in front of the entrance.
2. The stroll is rather uphill.
3. There is...More