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A private tour to Villa Panza and a cool aperitif in Varese "the garden city"

A private tour to Villa Panza and a cool aperitif in Varese "the garden city"

By Book Your Italy DMC
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A few kilometers away from Milan and Como lies Varese, a quite unknown destination which, indeed, was chosen as a leisure site by many wealthy and aristocrats families between XVII and XX centuries. The town has thus become a "garden-city", thanks to the several gorgeous villas and their gardens. This private tour will take you to discover the amazing Villa Panza, close to the centre, which features a remarkable contemporary art collection (dan Flavin, Robert Irwin, James Turrell), perfectly blended with the Rococo furnitures and some African and Pre-columbian works of art. After a guided tour of its contemprary art collection and its beautiful garden, you will reach the centre of Varese by a pleasant walk, in order to enjoy a visit to its main monuments: Saint Vittore church with its bell tower, and the magnificent Estensi Gardens.Your experience will end with an exclusive aperitif, based on a typical drink served in a historical cafeteria.
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Ages 1-99
Duration: 7h
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  • Qualified private guide
  • Exclusive aperitif based on typical "Apollo "drink, served with appetizers in a historical café
  • Entry/Admission - Villa e Collezione Panza
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch


Start:
  • Piazza Litta, 1, 21100 Varese VA, Italy
    In front of the entrance to Villa Panza
End:
  • Pirola, Via Carlo Giuseppe Veratti, 10, 21100 Varese VA, Italy

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 114362P134

  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 114362P134

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  • Piazza Litta, 1, 21100 Varese VA, Italy
    In front of the entrance to Villa Panza
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    The villa was built after 1700 by marquis Paolo Antonio Menafoglio, who conceived it as a leisure residence, surrounded by an Italian style garden. After the financial decay of the family, in 1823, the villa was ceased to Pompeo Litta Visconti Arese, a milanese aristocrat who appointed the well known architect Luigi Canonica of the enlargement of the villa, including some modifications of the garden, according to the new English romantic taste. Since 1956, the villa has bee the seat of an important contemporary art collection, gathered by the new owner, count Giuseppe Panza di Biurno. The count's taste blends American pop art with refined furnitures of the 16th-19th centuries and African and Pre-colombian pieces.
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    Palazzo e Giardini Estensi
  • Via Carlo Giuseppe Veratti, 10, 21100 Varese VA, Italy
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