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Isole di Brissago

Isole di Brissago | Canton Ticino, Brissago, Switzerland
+41 91 791 43 61
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Make it a day trip (combine with a longer boat ride)

For anyone interested in plants: reserve more than 1-2 hours, and make it a day trip. The boat ride... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Beautiful, exotic, a real find

We only ended up here as the boats were on strike in Italy, so the ferry from Ascona went to... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Oxford, UK
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“day trip” (3 reviews)
“boat ride” (3 reviews)
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Isole di Brissago | Canton Ticino, Brissago, Switzerland
+41 91 791 43 61
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

For anyone interested in plants: reserve more than 1-2 hours, and make it a day trip. The boat ride just from e.g. Brissago and back is quite expensive on its own, as you end up buying a day pass for the upper part of Lago...More

Thank Masseneinwanderin
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We only ended up here as the boats were on strike in Italy, so the ferry from Ascona went to Brissago and no further. So glad!!!! It is a real gem. We had coffee on the terrace, but they also do more. Amazing views. The...More

Thank Oxford_UKRichard
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Take a leisurely ten minute boat ride from Ascona and spend an hour or two walking around these very specail gardens which have been divided up into varius parts of the world. Walk inside a bamboo forest, watch the turtles in their lake. The tak...More

Thank Alwyn42
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This island and its little sister are a short ferry ride from Ascona. There is a small admission fee (~$10US). A wide variety of plants, trees and flowers surround a former mansion on the main island. If you like gardens/horticulture, you will enjoy spending hours...More

Thank RobfromWL
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We went there on the ferry from Locarno and whilst we thought it strange that our Swiss Pass wouldn't work on the ferry (it's apparently an Italian company) I can recommend a visit to This island. Mainly for it's garden that has plants from all...More

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

ISOLE di brissago is beautiful! Full of flowers everywhere and fun for kids because you can do a treasure hunt that leads you around the island! The food is very good and the milkshakes are amazing! Once we had to go back I didn't want...More

1  Thank Maya H
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Stunning gardens, gorgeous little hideaways and much more to see than what you would expect from the size of the island. We got here mid morning which was good as it was getting much busier by the time we left. I could quite easily have...More

Thank Giggles123
Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you are cruising on the lake from Locarno or one of the other locations you have the choice of hopping off the boat to visit this little island. The island has created the most beautiful botanic gardens with species from around the world. It...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The island is a very beautiful place, well worth a visit! I'd recommend going early and making a day trip out of it- the timings of the ferry are not ideal. We had just under 1.5 hours on the island, which we thought was plenty...More

Thank Snowie_x
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Ok, you need to take the ferry to the island. That is approx ch 54 just to gets there and than another 20 to visit the botanic gardens. Watch out at the garden you can pay with credit card above chf 70. So take cash...More

Thank Michiel T
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Questions & Answers
14 June 2017|
Response from RobfromWL | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a small entry fee. I don't recall the amount, so it must not have been a stunner. Maybe in the range of 10-15 Swiss francs??
16 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