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Villa e Collezione Panza

Piazza Litta 1, 21100, Varese, Italy
+39 0332 283960
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Delightful garden

I only visited the garden, it is such a lovely peaceful place in a quiet area on the hills away... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Bucharest, Romania
a incredible museum !

we've been several times to this place. My husband took such a nice picture in the garden that is... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Claudya P
Orlando, Florida
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Piazza Litta 1, 21100, Varese, Italy
+39 0332 283960
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

I only visited the garden, it is such a lovely peaceful place in a quiet area on the hills away from the traffic and noise. recommended!

Thank Florin_Petrescu
Reviewed 19 May 2017

we've been several times to this place. My husband took such a nice picture in the garden that is now printed on a big size in our living room! There is a art and historic DNA on that site. really worth to visit , alwya...More

Thank Claudya P
Reviewed 1 May 2017

the villa panza is an excellent example for the lombardy style of great villas. the garden architecture plays a great role in the ensemble of lombardian tradition of gardens and the classical english garden. and inside one find an excellent collection of american artists dedicated...More

Thank I710ESthomass
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We spent part of a rainy afternoon at the Villa Ponza. Even if you are not a fan of modern art, the villa and gardens are beautiful. The audioguide (included in the ticket price) gives details about the Ponza family and the collection. Kids would...More

Thank swissmiss1963
Reviewed 9 October 2016

In my view this is absolutely the best activity in Varese, The villa is beautiful, in particular during a sunny day you can also enjoy the garden and the view of Varese. The art collection and the Varese corridor it is just amazing, For me...More

Thank PPAlmasio
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Old villas and art are not always a good combination but here it really works very good. A large collection of monochrome paintings and neon art in old stables. Highlight was the James Turrel installation.

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is an extraordinary minimalist art collection in a beautiful villa. The Meg Webster Cone of Water is breathing. As is the corridor of Dan Flavin installations and the James Turrell Ganzfeld. Gardens with sculpture are beautiful.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Owned by the FAI, the Italian National Trust, the villa and gardens are beautiful. I'm not a great fan of modern art but seeing modern pieces in an 18th century villa is very interesting. What we liked best were the light installations of coloured fluorescent...More

Thank AJJS1
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Three hours of enjoyment! The juxtaposition of truly wonderful modern art and the history of the venue combine to make this an extraordinary experience. Our most memorably part of this visit was the time we spent in the James Turrell exhibit -- Engaging, thought provoking...More

1  Thank Joan L
Reviewed 27 June 2016

A private house, donated by Count Panza di Biumo to FAI (Italian National Trust), contains one of worlds largest collections of works of Turrell and Irwin;regularly hosts contemporary art exhibitions. The house and the park are wonderful.

Thank Alex W
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