In spring, Piedmont offers a display of colours and scents
In spring, Piedmont offers a display of colours and scents: an invitation to explore the entire region
One cannot but start from the Lake District, with Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands, a must-see attraction for rare flowers and trees lovers. From April to May, Isola Madre is the setting for a collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias, as well as 18 species of wisteria, originally from America, China and Japan, all of which create spectacular effects against the backdrop of the lake.
Visitors should also not miss the enchanting gardens of Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Bella, and the very well-known Villa Taranto. During the months leading up to May and June visitors can marvel at the extraordinary sight of a paradise of petals and red, pink, white and purple colours in the Parco Burcina “Felice Piacenza” and the Conca dei Rododendri (Rhododendron Bowl) at the Oasi Zegna in the Biella area.
In Torino, the Valentino Park with its Botanical Garden and Palazzo Madama with its Medieval Botanical Garden offer the opportunity to enjoy a city break amidst unexpected plants and flowers. A short distance away, the magnificent Reggia di Venaria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, can claim one of the most beautiful parks in Italy, especially at this time of year with its cherry and pear trees blossoming in the Potager Royal.