30 April 2020
Parco Pallavicino re-opens on 4 May
After the long period spent at home, it will be possible to treat yourself to a visit to totally relax and have fun walking in the midst of nature at the site of Terre Borromeo in Stresa.
A series of fundamental priority rules will have to be respected in order to access the Park, to ensure the safety of all, and these are contained in a guide at the entrance.
The 2020 season of the green oasis of the Parco Pallavicino in Stresa and the Terre Borromeo sites on Lago Maggiore restarts on Monday 4 May. As announced by the Prime Ministerial Decree of 26 April 2020, the Parco Pallavicino can at last open its gates to visitors.
With its 18 hectares in the open air, the Park, which is located not far from the centre of Stresa, is a place of great calm and serenity for families and for all those seeking genuine contact with nature: an ideal space to walk along tree-lined avenues, to lose yourself in the myriad of colours of the flower garden and to discover close-up the over fifty species of mammals and birds that are welcomed here.
All this will be possible again, respecting the rules laid down by the provisions of the central and regional governments. “Today, more than ever, the priority of SAG, the company that administers and manages the Parco Pallavicino and the other Borromeo sites, is to guarantee the safety of all its staff and visitors”, declares Vitaliano Borromeo. “This new situation is a challenge for everybody, but we are certain that the commitment to respect the safety measures put in place to welcome workers and tourists will be repaid by the pleasant atmosphere that pervades the Parco Pallavicino”.
Access to the park will be subject to a system of entry in quotas and governed by a vademecum guide; it is preferred that you arrive at the Park with a ticket acquired in advance online on the platform https://booking.isoleborromee.it/, although the box-office will be open and managed in accordance with the safety rules. It will be obligatory for those who enter to wear a mask and respect the minimum safe distance. The facilities of the Parco Pallavicino will be sanitised a number of times a day and hand sanitising gel dispensers will be made available to guests at various points around the site. Furthermore, the supervisory personnel in the Park will verify that all the rules are being observed with the utmost diligence. Visitor numbers will also be controlled in the enclosed area of the farm. Here the animals range freely and luckily do not run the risk of being infected by Covid-19.
The Park will be open weekdays between 12 noon and 5.30pm (last entry, closure at 6pm); on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, between 10am and 6pm (last entry, closure 6.30pm).
Residents of Stresa can enjoy free entry on the first day of opening, 4 May, of course respecting the controlled access numbers.
The play area reserved for children and the covered picnic area will remain closed until now provisions are put in place.