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di Rosa

5200 Carneros Highway, Napa, CA
707-226-5991
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Napa
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Located on 217 acres in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, di Rosa houses the foremost collection of contemporary Bay Area art, with nearly 2,000... more » Owner description: Located on 217 acres in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, di Rosa houses the foremost collection of contemporary Bay Area art, with nearly 2,000 works by 800 artists. A wide range of styles, media, and subject matter provide an overview of the creative energy and freedom to experiment that characterize this region of California. The Gatehouse Gallery welcomes drop-in visitors to view di Rosa’s current exhibition, but in order to view the full extent of the collection (including the Main Gallery, Residence, and Sculpture Meadow) a tour is required. These informal, guided tours include time for independent viewing of the artwork. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Advance reservations for tours are highly recommended. « less
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Platteville, WI
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The food and service was great. The downtown location was easy to get to. Not a fancy place, but good food. It was recommended to us by some locals.

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San Francisco, CA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

After seeing a TV special once about this place, I expected much more art, especially outdoors. He specialized in local artists, and has many of their early works. It does have one little valley with outdoor sculptures you can view but not enter. Di Rosa's quaint cottage is filled with art, and there are 2 more indoor galleries, and an... More

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Napa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

An interesting tour through a collection of eclectic art that is as inspiring as it is surprising. If you have the time, its worth the $15. Its something you'll never forget and every time you think of it, it will bring a smile to your face.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Loved the art that is displayed, the buildings/home of Mr. Di Rosa. The guides were amazing. I particularly liked the whimsical art, the bejeweled car, the cow floating n the lake, the transport car in cow colors of black and white etc. etc.

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Mill Valley, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My first tour of di Rosa only whetted my appetite. I must admit that it far exceeded my expectations. Mine was the two hour tour which I recommend. They also have a one hour but I can't imagine going through the collection that fast. We had two docents who expertly described whatever we wanted to know. You can browse or... More

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Santa Cruz, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I'd read about the diRosa Preserve for several years and finally visited this lovely site. The 2-hr tour covers a lot of ground art-wise (galleries, a portion of the outdoor sculpture locations, house) and there is a LOT to see. I always love to imagine what it would be like to live in a home full of art; experiencing personal... More

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Palo Alto, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a personal art collection that can be viewed by taking complete or partial tours, or just viewing the lower level gallery. Almost all art is by Northern CA artists. Situated outside of Napa along a lake and among vineyards. Appts. needed for tours.

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Edmonds, Washington
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

What an incredible find. Please make a reservation and don't miss this. The diRosa family collected California art in their home, which is quite a show piece. There is a car hanging from a tree, a typewriter on fire and lots of peacocks. Hate to ruin the surprise so go have a look for yourselves. Don't miss the cars!

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San Francisco, California
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18 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Interesting scupltures and arts in the wine country. Easy access from Hwy 12. Quite a nice place to spend for a couple hours. Best to make reservation as the spots fill up quite quickly, especially during holiday seasons.

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Napa, California
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The di Rosa is a must for art-lovers. Well-versed docents share info about the artists and the collector as you tour the grounds dotted with sculpture and several buildings housing paintings, installations, art cars, and more. If you are planning to visit in warm weather, be sure to reserve a spot on one of the meadow tours!

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