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Fondazione Terruzzi Villa Regina Margherita - CLOSED

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A beautifully restored villa fit for a queen

This was the winter home of Queen Margherita (for whom the Pizza Margherita was named!) It has been... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2015
Bob F
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France
A magnificent villa, beautifully maintained -- superb tour!

This villa is a gem. One can only imagine the queen actually living in the beautifully-sized rooms... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2014
worldexplorer0820
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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Oct 19, 2015
“Does Appear To Be Closed”
Jul 21, 2015
“CLOSED LAST NOVEMBER 2014”
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Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

We hiked up to this magnificent building and the gates were chained shut. It did not appear as though they had been opened for a very long time! It is still admirable from the outside.

1  Thank jg3arrow
Reviewed 21 July 2015

July 2015: Following storm damage to a major wall this has been closed since last year. Unfortunately this is very unclear from their website, and is not well signposted when you are in Bordighera either. There is a laminated notice tucked into one of the...More

1  Thank Alex M
Reviewed 29 May 2015

This was the winter home of Queen Margherita (for whom the Pizza Margherita was named!) It has been gorgeously restored and now houses the Terruzzi collection of fine art, along with glorious antique furniture and china.There is a bookshop with works about the great Ligurian,...More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 8 November 2014

This villa is a gem. One can only imagine the queen actually living in the beautifully-sized rooms and enjoying an unparalleled view from the numerous large windows. We wrote to the email address on the website, and were promptly answered by a young woman, Chiara,...More

Thank worldexplorer0820
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We spent a wonderful sunny October morning enjoying a tour of this magnificent house once belonging to the first Queen of Italy. What good fortune that Signor Terruzzi bought the property and moved in his personal art and antique collection, which is well-worth seeeing, thus...More

Thank PPAGrant
Reviewed 14 October 2014

I went on an organized tour out of season. Without the guide I wouldn't have learned much. The only furniture/objects in the Villa which belonged to the Queen is in the dining room (and, I think, the picture of Christ in the chapel). The rest...More

Thank Clare A
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Almost by accident, during a brief stop in Bordighera I had the opportunity to visit this wonderful testimony: the Villa Regina Margherita. In excellent condition really deserves

1  Thank Fedezd
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We were there just couple of weeks after it has been opened to the public,there were no crowds then and it was possible to walk through the rooms,collection and the garden at our own pace. The renovation and collections of objects d'art is very impressive,but...More

3  Thank Boguslaw W
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I spent a lovely Sunday morning exploring the Villa Regina Margherita, enjoying the beauty of the collection, however gaining very little insight into the character of the Queen. We're the objects on display hers or brought in during the makeover? Many of the paintings were...More

Thank Gary I
Reviewed 18 August 2013

The visit of the villa is interesting and gives an interesting insight on the life of a royal family member. The villa itself is very beautiful and worth being visited. The art collection is (at least in my very humble view) not amazing, and it...More

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