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Let me preface this by saying art and culture isn't high on my list of things to do, but this beautiful villa is definitely worth a visit. The gardens and its location above Varese make it stand out as do the knowledgeable room guides, who...More
The house and garden are enjoyable as you would expect a Nationsl Trust equivalent property to be, but the permanent exhibition based on the artistic use of light and colour is unusual and fascinating. We visited when an exhibition of contemporary work by US artist...More
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
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
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
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
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