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From Palazzo Estense to infinity vistas of the Sacro Monte. Discover Varese, a Garden City

The Villa Panza
and the Via Sacra, 
the frescoes of Masnago
and Isolino Virginia.
are you ready
to discover Varese?

A Ducal Palace, the Belvedere hill, the geometries of an Italian garden that fills and designs the space. The Palazzo Estense park (1771) is the icon of Varese, the Garden City, which Giacomo Leopardi called Little Versailles. Along the boulevards around the fountain, between the hedges, a reassuring symmetry dominates the scene. 14 acres of centuries-old greenery, taken care of down to the smallest detail.

 

America in Villa Panza. After a trip to New York and Los Angeles in 1954, Giuseppe Panza di Biumo began collecting the art of young American artists. He bet on names that were all but unknown and are now celebrated, like Dan Flavin, James Turrell or Mark Rothko. In Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza, their works reinterpret the spaces of the neoclassical house, creating strong contrasts that breaks the mental patterns of us viewers. Entrusted to the Italian Fund for the Environment (FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano), the villa also houses international art exhibitions. Until 15 October 2017, the spotlight will be on the visionary genius of American artist and director Robert Wilson.

The ascent of wonders. A walk, a journey of faith, a Baroque museum under the open sky: it is the Via S...

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CULT CITY MAP/ Varese in ten things to do and see

CULT CITY Ambassador

“Varese is a garden city with beautiful villas in enchanting parks. A postcard? The view of Monte Rosa at sunset”.
Rosita Missoni
FASHION DESIGNER
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CULT CITY LIFE/ Varese THREE UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES

Varese / HERMITAGE OF DREAMS

Travel 20km from Varese to Lago Maggiore, you will discover the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, an eagle’s nest built into the rocks above the water

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Varese / PURSUING NEW HORIZONS

Whether you admire it from the hills of Biumo, from Campo dei Fiori or from the Mosè terrace, Varese is truly stunning

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Varese / THE PAINTED VILLAGES

Just a few minutes from Varese you will discover the magical murals of Marchirolo, Arcumeggia and Runo:villages where the streets are packed with art

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CULT CITY GALLERY/ THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF Varese

Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza, Varese
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Sacro Monte, Varese
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Museo Civico d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Varese
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Basilica di San Vittore Martire, Varese
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Musei Civici di Villa Mirabello, Varese
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Villa and Parco Toeplitz with the Museo Castiglioni, Varese
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Casa Museo Ludovico Pogliaghi, Varese
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Chiesa di Santo Stefano, Varese
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Palazzo Estense, Varese
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