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The Cedar of Villa Mirabello

The majestic tree dominates the historic centre of Varese and leaves anyone standing under its imposing foliage speechless.

Where
Parco di Villa Mirabello
piazza della Motta, 4 Varese

For everyone, Varese is the garden city and for inhabitants and tourists alike, the ultimate expression of this green soul is the perfect combination of the Estensi Gardens and the Villa Mirabello Park.

 

At the highest point, the famous Cedar of Lebanon appears in all its grandeur: beloved by the people of Varese, it is one of the symbols of the city. 

With its trunk with a circumference of 11.30 metres (diameter 360 cm) and its canopy offering shade to 600 square metres of soil, it is the most important tree specimen in the province and one of the largest trees in northern Italy.

Planted in 1859 for the visit of Victor Emmanuel of Savoy (at that time close to becoming the first king of Italy), it has been growing luxuriantly ever since that day just a few metres from the 18th-century Villa Mirabello, now home to the Civic Museums.

The sense of relaxation that one can experience while strolling through the historic park enjoying the views of the city centre, Lake Varese and the mountains, stopping in the shade of the large cedar tree to admire the sinuous branches chasing each other up to a height of 30 metres is priceless.

(Ph: Luca Pernechele)
Take me here: The Cedar of Villa Mirabello

Places

Estense Gardens, Villa Mirabello and Civic Archaeological Museum

  • Ville e giardini
Estense Gardens, Villa Mirabello and Civic Archaeological Museum
15 mt

Palazzo Estense

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Estense
312 mt

The Gardens of Palazzo Estense

  • Active & Green
The Gardens of Palazzo Estense
318 mt

Varese: the old town

  • Lifestyle
Varese: the old town
455 mt

Basilica di San Vittore

Entering the historical core, walking through the streets of the center you'll be enchanted by the vision of the Basilica
  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Vittore, Churches of Varese
471 mt

Cloister of S. Antonino

One of the most historic places in the centre of Varese, known for the spring blossoming of azalee.
  • Art & Culture
Chiostro di Sant'Antonino - Varese
539 mt

Waterfalls | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Active & Green
Cascate Varese
560 mt

Villa Torelli Mylius

  • Ville e giardini
Villa Torelli Mylius
1.03 km

Ville Ponti

An ancient residential complex owned by a Ponti’s family and now an efficient Congress Centre, property of Varese Chamber of Commerce.
  • Ville e giardini
Ville Ponti
1.17 km

Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

  • Art & Culture
Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
2.16 km

Castiglioni Museum

Un affascinante viaggio tra archeologia e etnologia, tra deserto e savana, tra mito e realtà
  • Art & Culture
Castiglioni Museum
3.06 km

Birrificio Angelo Poretti

  • Lifestyle
Birrificio Angelo Poretti
3.21 km

Villa e Parco Toeplitz

  • Art & Culture
Villa e Parco Toeplitz
3.34 km

Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath

  • Rivers
Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath
3.42 km

Induno Olona

Important in the past due to its numerous factories, Induno still retains a certain historical-industrial relevance today
  • Art & Culture
Induno Olona
4.06 km

Sacro Monte of Varese

Perched on a hill with breathtaking views, Sacro Monte di Varese has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2003.
  • Unesco Sites
Suggestive view of the tenth chapel of Sacro Monte di Varese, with the arch in the foreground, reflecting the artistic and spiritual beauty of this UNESCO site
4.94 km

Golf Club Varese

Golf Club Varese offers incomparably beautiful views that embrace Monte Rosa, the Maggiore, Varese and Monate lakes.
  • Golf
Golf Club Varese, Luvinate (VA)
5.26 km

Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Casa museo Pogliaghi
5.3 km

Sacri Monti in Piedmont and Lombardy

  • Unesco Sites
Sacro Monte di Varese
5.4 km

Sacro Monte Varese

  • Religious Tourism
@inlombardia - sacro monte varese
5.43 km

Events

The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition

Varese
05/10/2024 - 06/10/2024
  • Cycle Tourism
The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition
658 mt

Activities

Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese
13.85 km

Where to sleep

VARESE LOVELY STAY

Varese
VARESE LOVELY STAY
347 mt

B&B VARESE CENTRO

Varese
B&B VARESE CENTRO
372 mt

INVILLA BNB

Varese
INVILLA BNB
396 mt

REPUBBLICA DI OZ ROOMS AND APARTMENTS

Varese
REPUBBLICA DI OZ ROOMS AND APARTMENTS
508 mt

GRIFOVARESE

Varese
GRIFOVARESE
561 mt

ALBERGO RISTORANTE BOLOGNA SRL

Varese
ALBERGO RISTORANTE BOLOGNA SRL
562 mt

MEDIOEVO

Varese
MEDIOEVO
584 mt

STAURENGHI FLORA

Varese
STAURENGHI FLORA
622 mt

STAURENGHI AMARETTO

Varese
STAURENGHI AMARETTO
622 mt

STAURENGHI BLU

Varese
STAURENGHI BLU
622 mt

HOTEL DI VARESE

Varese
HOTEL DI VARESE
624 mt

CITY HOTEL

Varese
CITY HOTEL
631 mt

KIBILÙ VIA ORRIGONI

Varese
KIBILÙ VIA ORRIGONI
652 mt

HOTEL EUROPA

Varese
HOTEL EUROPA
669 mt

LA MARTINO B&B

Varese
LA MARTINO B&B
693 mt

CRYSTAL HOTEL VARESE

Varese
CRYSTAL HOTEL VARESE
694 mt

CASA RADIOSA

Varese
CASA RADIOSA
703 mt

KIBILU' VIA SAN PEDRINO

Varese
KIBILU' VIA SAN PEDRINO
713 mt

LA VECCHIA VARESE

Varese
LA VECCHIA VARESE
713 mt

AZIENDA AGRICOLA "LA GAGGINA"

Varese
AZIENDA AGRICOLA
717 mt