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Park of Villa Intragnola

A park overlooking Lake Maggiore
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Park of Villa Intragnola

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Villa Intragnola: a botanical park on the shore of Lake Maggiore

Villa Intragnola stands on a 7-hectare botanical park that overlooks the Lombard shore of Lake Maggiore for one kilometer. The English park collects an important collection of exotic conifers - begun in the early 1900s - broad-leaved trees and flowering shrubs. An intense open-air nursery activity is carried out for the increase and enrichment of the collections.

The park can be visited on the occasion of specific events. Guided tours are organized by appointment for groups of botanical interest. It is possible to stay inside the park at the Polidora farmhouse, which operates as a B&B service. Guests have free access to the Park for the duration of their stay. The Villa is a private residence and is not
visited.

History

At the end of the 800th century, Gerolamo Pirinoli, an industrialist in order to give work to the unemployed of the "Sponda Magra" and to cover outcropping rocks, dangerous for navigation, had a granite wall built using the precious local stone from the Baveno quarries . The construction with curves, embellishments, stairs,