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Botanic gardens of Villa Taranto

In Verbania (20 km from Angera) is a must to visit the famous botanic gardens of Villa Taranto, a magnificent park with thousands of trees, some of which unique in whole Europe, imported from every corner of the world and arranged in an artistic way as a frame of beauty between the lake and the mountains.
Going further, in front of Verbania reachable via lake, has to be noted the retreat of Saint Caterina del Sasso, a chapel of the 12th century, placed side by side to other two chapels of the 15th century.
The recent look of the buildings is caused by the works done in the ‘500 to unify the three churches in a single building. Nowadays the monastery, cared by the Benedettini monks , is a touristic and religious destination.

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