Varese, land of events

October and November 2021 | Varese and province

FAI Events

In October and November 2021, the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI), proposes a series of events dedicated to culture, art and nature ... all this in Varese (province).

Proposed events:

Villa Della Porta Bozzolo

  • Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 November: Discover the garden. The winter camellia - a whole weekend dedicated to the most beautiful and elegant flower of autumn: the camellia.


Villa: 10:30 am -11: 30 am - 12:30 am - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - 4.30 pm
Villa + park + guided tour of the camellia collection: 3.00 pm
entrance to villa and park: 11.00 am - 12.00 am - 1.00 pm - 1.30 pm - 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Park entrance only: 10:15 pm - 11.00 am - 12.00 am- 1.00 pm- 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm- 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

For information +39 0332 624136 /

Monastero di Torba:

  • Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October: Special evening visit between history and legend - A special evening tour between history and legend to discover the Monastery of Torba in an unusual and suggestive way: scientific research, archeology, science, history, but also popular beliefs, oral tradition and folklore.

Hours: 5.00 pm -  6.30 pm - 8.00 pm

Entrance and guided tour:
FAI members and residents of Gornate Olona and Castelseprio: € 7
Full: € 14

  • Monday 1st November: Monastero di Torba: the first FAI property, a heritage to be discovered - a special visit to the Monastery of Torba, the first FAI property, purchased and donated by Giulia Maria Crespi in 1977. The visit will focus in particular on the contribution and commitment of Renato Bazzoni - one of the founders of FAI.

Hours: 11.00 - 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Entrance and guided tour:
FAI members and Gornate Olona and Castelseprio residents: € 7 / Full: € 14

  • Sunday 7 November at 2.30 pm: guided tour to learn about the profession of the anthropologist, between the history and the excavations of the Monastery. An unmissable appointment to discover the methods of anthropological research, but also anecdotes and curiosities that emerged from the Torba burials.


Entrance and guided tour with the anthropologist

FAI members and Gornate Olona and Castelseprio residents: € 7 / Full: € 14

  • Sunday 14 November: San Martino summer at the Monastery of Torba - a special guided tour on the occasion of the feast of San Martino, 11 November, a particular moment of autumn which coincides with the end of the working year for peasant civilization. An opportunity to explore the theme of the holy warriors starting from the figure of the saint warrior par excellence, San Martino, and the peasant traditions linked to his feast.

Hours: 11.00am - 2.00pm - 3.30pm.

Entrance and guided tour
FAI members and Gornate Olona and Castelseprio residents: € 7 / Full: € 14

  • Sunday 21st November: The Monastery of Torba: one place, many stories - From a military outpost to a monastic seat and agricultural fund, today a property of the FAI and UNESCO heritage: the Monastery of Torba has a lot to tell! A special guided tour to discover the many souls of the site: a journey through the millenary history of the first FAI property.

Hours: 11.00 - 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Entrance and guided tour:
FAI members and Gornate Olona and Castelseprio residents: € 7 / Full: € 14

For information and reservations: +39 0331 

Casa Macchi:

  • Sunday 7 November at 10.30 am: FAI launches a new awareness and activation campaign on the very urgent issue of climate change: #faiperilclima.
    In Beni, climatologists, geologists, botanists, zoologists and other experts will guide the public to observe and touch the very concrete effects of climate change on the environments that the FAI takes care of, and will illustrate adaptation and mitigation strategies and projects, already underway. or future, from major works to good practices that we can and must all adopt.

Practical info:
Wear comfortable, waterproof footwear.

Free contribution
Reservations required at 

The property is closed to the public and is undergoing restoration, the guided tour will be held in the external environments.

  • Saturday 27 November at 10.00 am at Piazza Montegrappa - Varese (VA) - FAI your wishes with us around Varese

Appointment for the traditional Christmas greetings to discover Varese, within the ancient circuit of the medieval village, among known monuments, semi-unknown peculiarities, disappeared places and atmospheres of yesteryear. At the end a toast of greeting.

Event open to all with contributions starting from € 5.00 for FAI members and € 8.00 for non-members.

Reservations required at this link:

For information:

    Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry
    Provincia di Varese