Villas, Stately Homes and Gardens

“Città Giardino” means “Garden Town” and is the main nicknames of Varese: why? Because of the green color that characterizes the area, made by huge parks and gardens of old italian villas. 

If you want to discover how Northern Italy’s aristocratic families used to spend their holidays when they flocked to the lakes in the past, organize a tour around the public and privately-owned Italian gardens and parks in and around Varese. 

Weekends in Varese can be spent surrounded by the beautiful countryside and gardens or admiring the stunning Art Nouveau décor and original features and furnishings that make these homes and villas so unique. 

    Borromeo Castle, the Museum of Children’s Clothing and the Doll and Toy Museum
    Borromeo Castle, the Museum of Children’s Clothing and the Doll and Toy Museum

    Angera’s Borromeo Castle towers majestically over the southern shores of Lake Maggiore from a spur of chalky cliffs. The fortified mediaeval castle is steeped in examples of its long, illustrious history, such as the Hall of Justice with its...

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    Villa Toeplitz and the Castiglioni Museum and Park
    Villa Toeplitz and the Castiglioni Museum and Park

    Villa Toeplitz stands imposingly on a hill to the east of Sant'Ambrogio, an area of Varese at the foot of Sacro Monte. The villa is currently home to one of the decentralised branches of the University of Insubria. The park covers...

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    Palazzo Estense and Gardens
    Palazzo Estense and Gardens

    One of the public buildings in Varese that is well worth a visit is Palazzo Estense, which was the summer and autumn residence and court of Francesco III d'Este, the Duke of Modena and Lord of Varese. It was built to the designs of the architect...

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    Villa Panza and the Panza Art Collection
    Villa Panza and the Panza Art Collection

    Surrounded by splendid gardens covering 33,000 sqm, Villa Panza overlooks the city of Varese from the hill known as Biumo Superiore. More than one hundred works of art by contemporary artists are displayed in the villa’s halls and large stables...

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    Villa Cicogna Mozzoni
    Villa Cicogna Mozzoni

    The estate of Villa Cicogna Mozzoni in Bisuschio was designed and built during the Renaissance, and the descendents of the Cicogna Mozzoni family still care for the house and grounds to this day. The garden is open to the public as are twelve...

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    Villa della Porta Bozzolo
    Villa della Porta Bozzolo

    Built in the sixteenth century as a country residence, Villa della Porta Bozzolo later became a country seat for the aristocracy. An impressive Italian garden was later added, which is now considered to be one of the most majestic examples of...

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    Birrificio Angelo Poretti
    Birrificio Angelo Poretti

    The Brewery Angelo Poretti is a pearl of the Art Nouveau style and a unicum of our land. It is situated in Induno Olona and it's a perfect combination of art and technology since the early 1900s, when the Bihl and Woltz Architecture Studio in...

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    Villa Torelli Mylius
    Villa Torelli Mylius

    Villa Mylius is a tyical Italian Villa situated in the centre of Varese. Originally the site was a property of Padri Gesuiti of Varese and was founded in the XVIII century. The site was made of a simple farmer's house, which became the core of...

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    Angera
    Angera

    The village of Angera is one of the most beautiful on the lombard shore of Lake Maggiore: it is an open-air museum that includes sites of artistic and cultural interest, environmental goods and a lakefront with beautiful landscapes. The alleys in...

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    Villa Mirabello Museo Archeologico
    Villa Mirabello Museo Archeologico

    Villa Mirabello was built in the eighteenth century on the top of the Mirabello hills. Mirabello means beautiful view, and the villa is aptly named for its panoramic vistas over the lake and Alps. The villa currently houses the Civic Museums,...

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Varese, land of events

Mercatini di Natale
Mercatini di Natale

Novembre e Dicembre 2019 - Varese e provincia

Sabato 16  e domenica 17 novembre - Luci di Natale alla Rasa di Varese Per l'intero weekend il caratteristico borgo si trasformerà in un...

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Eventi a Villa Panza
Eventi a Villa Panza

Da Ottobre a Dicembre - Villa Panza

Collezione Panza Kids - Colori da paura! I Domenica 27 Ottobre In occasione di Halloween, un itinerario da paura nelle stanze della villa e negli...

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CASA POGLIAGHI: events
CASA POGLIAGHI: events

november - Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi

Stay tuned for the next event!  For info: 336 477 4873/328 837 7206  info@casamuseopogliaghi.it info@sacromontedivarese.it

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