Excursion to Brissago Islands
Boat trip, visit of the botanical garden, Mediterranean dinner
The Brissago Islands date back to the Roman time (vestiges of that time have been found
on the islands) but became particularly famous thanks to the fascinating Russian
Baroness Antoinette St. Léger who owned the island (1885 – 1927) and launched an
intense cultural activity. At the same time she started what has become a unique botanical
garden in Switzerland (today the property of the Canton Ticino) with 1500 plant species
both indigeneous and from sub-tropical zones.
|13:30||departure on foot from Monte Verità
|14:00 ||arrival at the port in Ascona, collecting of tickets and departure by boat
|14:30||arrival at Brissago Islands, tour guided visit of the botanical garden
|15:45|| free time for coffee, shopping etc.
|16.35|| departure by boat from the Islands
|17:20|| arrival at Ascona port
|17:30||return by mini-bus to Monte Verità
|17:40|| arrival at Monte Verità