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Villa e Collezione Panza

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The grounds are magnificent

While the contemporary art exhibits are not exactly my thing and the visit was expensive ... the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Danny L
What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

We had an excellent lunch in the (garden) restaurant as soon as we arrived so we were able to... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Surrey England
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Piazza Litta 1, 21100, Varese, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was hoping to see some interesting modern art in a beautiful setting. The villa is lovely, the gardens are lovely, the art mainly consists of large blank canvases painted in one colour. Lots of installations with a couple of coloured neon tube lights which is...More

Thank Vik1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the contemporary art exhibits are not exactly my thing and the visit was expensive ... the grounds are magnificent and the restaurant food was very good. It was quite disconcerting to be followed around the villa the entire time we were there but maybe...More

Thank Danny L
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch in the (garden) restaurant as soon as we arrived so we were able to appreciate the beautiful grounds in which we later took a walk. The permanent collection is not large but contains some very interesting pre-Colombian and contemporary art....More

Thank Irishexpat
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Went to see the Villa as had been told it was a beautiful historic house, certainly true but what blew us away was the unexpected art collection it houses. Very much not your traditional Italianate art but an amazing collection of modern American art, featuring...More

Thank Tonyh50
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Villa Panza is one of the best location for modern art collection. Villa and garden are a unique contest.

Thank Andrea A
Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

I was brought here for the temporary collection, but on top of that we found a beautiful villa and garden. Definitely worth a visit on a weekend.

Thank Mtt B
Reviewed July 14, 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 May 19, 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

1  Thank Claudya P
Reviewed May 1, 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 October 10, 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
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