• Art & Culture

Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza

Villa Menafolio Litta Panza (VA) is a Mecca for art lovers and tourist who come to visit the contemporary art exhibitions it hosts.

Where
Piazza Litta, 1, Varese
Contacts
+39 0332 283960
Official site

Built in the 18th century as the Marquis of Menafoglio’s “palace of delights”, the place where he held his parties and events, after changing owners a few times, the villa was bought in the 1950s by Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, a man with a passion for contemporary art.

From this point onwards Giuseppe Panza turned the villa into a veritable artistic hub, with renowned painters and sculptors coming and going, leaving their mark on the villa’s decor with masterpieces of environmental and conceptual art.

Today Villa Panza can boast a collection of over 100 masterpieces which blend in perfectly with the decor and furnishings all from different eras from the 18th to the 20th century, making the villa’s interior truly unique.

In 1996 the owners donated the villa to the FAI, the Italian National Trust, who carried out the necessary renovations and opened it to the public in 2001: from then on Villa Panza has been a Mecca for art lovers and tourists who come to admire the villa and visit the contemporary art exhibitions it hosts.

Open: all year
Opening times: Tuesdays-Sundays and bank holidays 10 am-6 pm
Admission: charge. Children’s recreational activities


Opening hours

Every day: 10,00 - 18,00
Closed: Mondays (weekdays)

Take me here: Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza

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