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Isole di Brissago

Isole di Brissago | Canton Ticino, Brissago, Switzerland
+41 91 791 43 61
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Interesting was to spend a few hours

This island and its little sister are a short ferry ride from Ascona. There is a small admission... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Mason, Ohio
Worth visiting for it's garden.

We went there on the ferry from Locarno and whilst we thought it strange that our Swiss Pass... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Andrew M
Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
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17 May 2017
“Interesting was to spend a few hours”
10 Oct 2016
“Worth visiting for it's garden.”
Isole di Brissago | Canton Ticino, Brissago, Switzerland
+41 91 791 43 61
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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 6 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
Reviewed 17 August 2016

It is quite fun having to get to a botanic garden by boat but being an island means one can easily see where one has already walked and what there is left to see. Different areas show plants from different parts of the world and...More

Thank Veni_bibi_edi
Reviewed 14 August 2016

What a dream, what a discovery ! A Treasure Island where flowers, trees, butterflies, birds, scents and colours will surround you. You can even relay on a tiny beach, dream on a bench, drink on a fantastic patio overlooking the lake or even spend a...More

Thank luxfiat62
Reviewed 1 August 2016

On a hot day, the perfect point for relaxation. There is a wide variety of tropical and subtropical plants, including giant trees and landscaped gardens. Is ample space for relaxation and it is possible to swim in the lake.

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Hi! We are thinking to visit Isole di Brissago on the way from Stressa to Locarno by boat. We'll be with our suitcase. Is there any way to store our luggage while we explore the island?
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