Villa Panza, a magnificent 18th-century villa near Varese (1 hr from Milan), houses one of the most important collections of contemporary Italian art. This cultural marvel was donated in 1996, to Italy’s National Trust, Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI), by Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo. The count also commissioned several artists to transform the rooms of the villa into environmental works of art. Worthy of note are those by Dan Flavin, James Turrel and Robert Irwin. The Villa Panza has a tendency to be called “villa of delight” for obvious reasons.
Address: Piazza Litta, 1 – Varese (58 km from Milan, 38 km from Malpensa Airport)
Transport: You can reach Varese by train (suburban railway)
GPS: 45.825086, 8.829499
T: +39 0332 283960
Tickets: Regular ticket: 15 euro to visit the house, 3 euro to visit the park. FAI members: 6 euro to visit both attractions. Reductions available.
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 9am – 6pm. Closed on Monday. Last admission to the Villa: 5.15pm
If you are planning to visit this location on one of the following dates, we recommend you to check the availability: 1, 6 January, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, 25 April, 1 May, 2 June, 15 August, 1 November, 8, 25, 26 and 31 December.
This attraction is included in the Milan Tourist MuseumCard circuit