It is located in Alpino di Stresa, located on the slopes of Mottarone overlooking the western shore of Lake Maggiore facing the Borromeo Gulf. The garden covers an area of about 40,000 square meters and houses more than 1000 botanical species from the alpine and subalpine ranges, as well as from the Caucasus, China and Japan. The Alpinia garden (until the end of the Fascist period called "Duxia") was officially founded in 1934 by Igino Ambrosini and Giuseppe Rossi; at the time of the inauguration it is one of the first examples of Alpine botanical garden present in Italy and this immediately gives it notoriety, together with the appreciation reached by international naturalists and botanists. «I saw where Duxia was born, I saw many beautiful places in Europe and America, I declare that the belvedere of the Alpine is the most beautiful in the world.
They told me that I exaggerate, I deny the exaggeration. "The garden is placed in a panoramic area of rare value; It offers a natural balcony with a large viewpoint on Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands, as well as a view of some peaks of the Val Grande National Park such as the Lepontine Alps, Monte Disgrazia, Grigne and Monte Legnone. Located 800 m.s.l.m., the garden can be reached quickly via the Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone cable car. Inside the garden there is a source, which was dedicated to the naturalist Marco De Marchi, founder of the Pallanza Hydrobiological Institute.