Villa Panza and the Panza Art Collection (20 KM)

Surrounded by beautiful gardens covering 33,000 square meters, Villa Panza overlooks the city of Varese from the Biumo Superiore hill. More than one hundred works by contemporary artists, as well as priceless furnishings and an important collection of African and pre-Columbian art are on display in the halls and large stables. The outbuildings in the service wing have been completely transformed and houses works by the protagonists of environmental art – Robert Irwin, Maria Nordman and James Turrell – who designed new installations specifically for these spaces. In the adjacent rooms, the colours from neon light installations by Dan Flavin chase away the original shadows, creating new shapes and three-dimensional paintings within which to move and breathe.