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The mild climate at Lago Maggiore is unique in Switzerland, and enables subtropical plants to flourish in the open air on Isola Grande, the large island. The Botanical Gardens of the Canton of Ticino house around 1,700 plant species.

Lotus blossoms, giant sequoias, bald cypresses, perennial banana plants, and even eucalyptus trees grow in the Botanical Gardens on the two Brissago islands in Lago Maggiore. The water of the lake stores warmth so well that there are hardly any days with frost in the winter, and the Alps also form a protective barrier against cold air from the north. This climate favors the growth of exotic plants.

The 2.5-hectare park houses plants from nearly all of the subtropical regions of Asia, South Africa, America, Australia and the islands of Oceania. The smaller Brissago island, Isola di Sant'Apollinare, is covered by vegetation that grows of its own accord, and that is kept in its natural state.

In the Botanical Park, there is a 0.5-kilometer long nature trail dedicated to the world of plants, where visitors can obtain information on various plants and their origin. They can also visit a special collection of medicinal herbs and crops. Interested visitors will receive the flyer «Ferns on the Brissago Isles».

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Treasure hunt on the Brissago Islands
Children discover hidden valuables on the island during a treasure hunt. The treasure map with instructions is available at the counter.

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Hotels in Brissago Island

  • Boutique-Hotel La Rocca 4 Stars

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    Brissago / Isole di Brissago

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  • Romantik Hotel Castello Seeschloss 4 Stars

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    Ascona

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  • Parkhotel Delta, Wellbeing Resort Ascona 4 Stars

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    Ascona

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  • Locarno Youth Hostel (Swiss Lodge)

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    Locarno

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  • Hotel La Campagnola 3 Stars

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    Vairano

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  • Hotel Dell'Angelo

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    Locarno

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  • Hotel Belvedere Locarno 4 Stars

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    Locarno

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  • H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno 4 Stars

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  • Locarno The Belvedere Bike Experience

    2 nights, 2 Nights in Superior room, breakfast buffet, 1 x packed lunch per person per stay, 1 x 60 minutes... from CHF 369
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  • Brissago / Isole di Brissago Discover Brissago / Isole di Brissago

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    3 nights, 3 Nights in Family room, Half-board, Welcome drink, 1 x 60 minutes Barrel sauna per person per stay,... from CHF 999
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  • Locarno Lago Maggiore Express

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