Varese, land of events

Saturday, June 3 2023 and Sunday, June 4 2023 | Villa della Porta Bozzolo, Villa Panza e Casa Pogliaghi


"Appuntamento in giardino" is an initiative of APGI- Association of Parks and Gardens of Italy under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture. The event, to be staged on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, is intended as an authentic 'garden party' and was created in accordance with the Rendez-vous aux jardins initiative that will be held simultaneously in more than 20 European countries. 

"Appuntamento in giardino" aims to invite the general public to discover the amazing historical, artistic, botanical and landscape richness of Italian gardens, and will be an opportunity to acquaint the public with gardens that are normally closed and to enrich the possibilities of enjoyment of regularly open gardens.

Many actors will be involved: gardeners, botanists, landscape architects, private owners and public managers, important foundations and associative realities with the aim of telling about the universe of the garden, its fragility, its cultural and environmental relevance, and its importance for the well-being of individuals and the community.

Villa e Collezione Panza in Varese

Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 from 10 am to 6 pm- the park of Villa e Collezione Panza turns as natural theater for music. Those who wish can bring their instruments and be inspired by the beauty of the Villa's historic garden: they can play their own music, alone or in company, in the shade of the holm oaks, magnolias and the 19th-century carpinata. 



  • FAI members: free
  • Full: 5€
  • Reduced 0-5 years old: free
  • Reduced 6-18 years old: 3€
  • Students 19-25 years old: 3€
  • Family (2 adults and children 6-18 years old): 10€
  • Disabled and other conventions: free


For information: FAI - Villa and Panza Collection tel. 0332 283960; email:

Villa della Porta Bozzolo in Casalzuigno (VA)

Saturday, June 3 at 3 pm - guided tour "The gardener tell": a botany lesson in the monumental park of the Villa accompanied by expert gardeners. 

Saturday, June 3 at 4 pm - guided tour "The value of trees" by agronomist and landscape architect Raffaele Orrù to discover the botanical and arboreal heritage of the Villa.

Sunday, June 4 at 3 pm - guided tour by Marco Foghinazzi, discovering the secrets of the garden and the Villa and the projects undertaken to enhance it. 



  • FAI member: €6
  • Full: €18 - Residents (City of Cazalzuigno): €6
  • Reduced 0-5 years: free
  • Reduced 6-18 years: €11 
  • Students 19-25 years: €11
  • Family (2 adults and children 6-18 years): €47
  • Disabled and other conventions: €6


For information: FAI - Villa Della Porta Bozzolo tel. 0332 624136; email

Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi

Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 at 11 am - "In the Garden of Casa Pogliaghi " special guided tours of the garden of the Pogliaghi House Museum: an opportunity to admire some ancient trees and to learn about the figure and collection of the artist.

Sunday, June 4 at 3 pm - "Music for the Garden of Casa Pogliaghi" visit to the garden of the House and Concert in the Garden "Echoes of Venetian Baroque."



  • for the visits "In the garden of Casa Pogliaghi" €5
  • for the event Music for the garden of Casa Pogliaghi" €10 


For information: Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi  tel. 3288377206 / 3664774873; email

    Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry
    Provincia di Varese
    Consorzio Qualità Miele Varesino