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december 2023 | Villa Panza, Monastero di Torba, Villa Della Porta Bozzolo e Casa Macchi


In December, the FAI - Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano invites you to visit its Lombard assets "dressed up" and to share joyful hours of leisure with your loved ones, participating in the many initiatives that will be organized on the occasion of the Christmas holidays. : themed visits, tastings, concerts, creative workshops for adults and children, concerts, nativity scene exhibitions and much more.

From 7th December many engaging initiatives for adults and children organized Villa Panza in Varese, Monastero di Torba in Gornate Olona, Villa della Porta Bozzolo in Casalzuigno and Casa Macchi in Morazzone , including special visits, creative workshops, art, exhibitions of nativity scenes and splendid decorated rooms.


  • Thursday 7th, Friday 8th, Sunday 10th and Sunday 23th December 2023 "Christmas of Light" at Villa Panza. There will be a guided tour of the park and some rooms of the Villa. After reading an illustrated book on the theme of Christmas, you will realize a landscape illuminated with special papers in the laboratory. The workshop is recommended for children from 4 to 8 years, you must specify the age at the time of registration. The hours will be as follows:
    Thursday 7th and Sunday 23th December at 3.30 p.m.
    Friday 8th and Sunday 10th December at 11.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.
  • Sunday 10th and Sunday 17th December 2023 at 5.00 p.m. the doors of the Empire Salon of Villa Panza will open for the initiative "Christmas tea". An event where you can spend tea time in the nineteenth-century Salon and exchange wishes. The afternoon tea will include a sweet or salty: tea or coffee, dry pastries and pastries, canapés, quiche and slice of panettone.

FOR | 0332 283960


  • Friday 8th at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday 9th December 2023 at 2.00 p.m. will be held the initiative "A crib painting" by the Monastery of Torba. A marvel opens inside the noble oratory of S. Maria foris portas in Castelseprio. It starts with the reading of the passages from which the images are inspired and you will discover many details about the history of the Holy Family. Then you will reach the Torba Monastery to discover how the sacred images change style and colors. The guided tour is limited, reservation is required.
  • On Friday 8th and Sunday 10th December there will be a guided tour to discover the history of the FAI property. At the end of the visit, there will be a tasting of homemade panettone. The visit is by reservation only.
    Here are the times: Friday 8 December at 15:30; Sunday 10 December pre 10:30 and 15:30.
  • Sunday 10th December 2023 at 2.30 p.m. there will be workshops for children "Nature is made crib", an appointment by the Monastery of Torba. You will all go together in search of what nature around Torba offers and then you will create your own crib. The activity is aimed at children from 6 to 9 years. Activities subject to availability, reservations required

FOR INFORMATION: | 0331 820301 


  • Friday 8th and Sunday 10th December 2023 there will be a guided tour of Villa Della Porta Bozzolo with the initiative "The Neapolitan crib". A special guided tour to discover the Neapolitan crib housed in the villa, a donation of 2007 by masters Giuseppe and Marco Ferrigno, heirs of the famous family workshop founded in 1836 in Via San Gregorio Armeno. The visit will be granted at the following times: at 10.30 a.m.; 11.30 a.m.; 12.30 p.m.; 2.30 p.m.; 3.30 p.m.; 4.30 p.m..

FOR INFORMATION: | 0332 624136


  • Sunday 10th and Sunday 17th December 2023 at Macchi's house will expect Christmas together with a special visit between the rooms of the House, accompanied by the reading of a Christmas story for the initiative "Christmas to the stars". At the end of the visit there will be a creative workshop for children in which they can make a decoration for the house.

FOR | 0332 1821610

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