BOTANIC GARDEN ALPINIA
The botanic garden Alpinia is located near Stresa (in the province of Verbania, Italy) at 800 m altitude and can be reached following the road that leads to the Mottarone peak (1491 m) or by cable car (Lido Alpino Mottarone). It was founded by Igino Ambrosini and Giuseppe Rossi in 1934 and it stretches on about 4 ha. of land, enjoying one of the finest viewpoints of the region. Characteristic for the garden are above all the species belonging to the alpine and subalpine zones of the Alps, although quite remarkable are also some species common to the Caucasus as well as to China and Japan.
It is open from April until October: from 9.30 to 18.00.