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Secret Lakes and Gardens of Italy exclusive to Gardeners' World

October 2022 & April 2023

8 days from £1,395pp

Join us on this Gardeners’ World exclusive holiday and enjoy a gardener’s dream as we visit two fabulous gardens and a tea plantation, all situated in the lush green landscape of Italy’s Lake District. 

  • Breathtaking visits to Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Lugano
  • Visit to the Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto 
  • Take an unforgettable visit to the cosmopolitan City of Milan
  • Full day excursion by coach with a local guide to the Ossola Valley including a visit to the tea plantation, a traditional lunch plus a visit to the Japanese garden.

A stylish and relaxed train journey transports you to a lakeside paradise in Northern Italy, on this Gardeners’ World exclusive holiday. Enjoy the beautiful setting of our base on Lake Orta, adorned with exotic flowers and plants, and framed by the foothills of the Alps. Take advantage of this beautiful getaway and enjoy visiting the nearby lake district and gardens, including a trip to the magnificent Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto. We also include a visit to the Ossalo Valley, where we’ll enjoy a traditional lunch on the tea plantation and an exclusive visit to the Japanese Garden. 



Your Accommodation

Hotel Giardinetto, Pettenasco

The four-star Hotel Giardinetto in Pettenasco lies on the shores of Lake Orta. Here you can enjoy all the comforts of a modern hotel: a private beach, outdoor pool and a landing stage. There is also a restaurant with a lakeside veranda as well as a large banquet hall.
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En Suite bathroom
  • Satellite Television
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer