Exhibitions, events and special openings at Villa Monastero in Varenna

The events organised by the Province of Lecco on the occasion of EXPO 2015 continue at Villa Monastero in Varenna.


The exhibition Vie d'acqua tra '800 e '900: pictures of the Lake and the Adda River in local private collections, curated by Anna Ranzi, has been extended until 20th September in the House Museum of Villa Monastero. It presents a rich collection of paintings (more than one hundred) belonging to private collectors from Lecco and the whole Lombardy and illustrating the evocative landscape of Lake Como and, in particular, of its eastern branch and of the Adda River. They are the work of important and significant authors who worked in the area of Lecco during the 19th and the 20th centuries: Gozzi, Canella, Carcano, Prinetti, Lelli, Jotti, Calvi, Spreafico, Grubicy, Cressini, Poma, Bezzi together with Pizzi, Todeschini, Sora, Gennai, Zago, Monti, Castiglioni, Mozzanica, and finally the Vitali from Bellano.


Moreover, the documentary exhibition Michelangelo Guggenheim (1837-1914): antiquarian, art dealer, furniture and decorative art objects collector and designer, curated by Alice Martignon, will be also open to the public until 31st October in the Sala Nera of Villa Monastero. It illustrates the figure of Moisè Michelangelo Guggenheim, the most important antiquarian and art dealer in Venice of the second half of XIX century. Through unpublished do cuments, photos, letters, publications, newspaper articles, objects from his collection (drawings, engravings, prints, handiworks and fabric pieces), the exposition reveals his life and work, which includes trade in antiquities and art (ancient and modern), collecting, enterprise and furniture and decorative art objects design, without excluding his role as promoter of art and industry education, expert, historian and philanthropist.


The House Museum will be open:
until 31st August everyday from 9:30 am to 7 pm
from 1st September to 4th October from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 7 pm
from 5th October to 1st November on Thursday from 1 to 6 pm; on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 9:30 am to 6 pm


On Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and in the morning of Saturday 19th September the Botanical Garden and the House Museum will be closed for the 61th Convegno di Studi Amministrativi.


On the occasion of the European Heritage Days the Botanical Garden and the House Museum will be open on Saturday 19th September from 3 to 11 pm and on Sunday 20th September from 9:30 am to 7 pm; in this days the full price ticket will cost 4 € instead of 8 €.

Villa Monastero in Varenna: House Museum special openings

The Province of Lecco has decided to increase the opening days of the House Museum of Villa Monastero to give the tourists who will be present on our territory in occasion of Expo 2015 the chance to visit it, usually open in the weekend only.

In June, July and August Villa Monastero will be open to the public according to the following opening hours:

Botanical Garden: every day from 9:30 am to 7 pm
House Museum: every day from 9:30 am to 7 pm, except for Monday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Botanical Garden: every day from 9:30 am to 7 pm
House Museum: every day from 9:30 am to 7 pm, except for Monday 6th, 13th, 20th , 27th

Botanical Garden and House Museum: every day from 9:30 am to 7 pm

Special openings are planned for September and October too. More details will be communicated later.

Tickets for the Garden and for the House Museum: full price ticket 8 euros (5 euros only the garden), reduced ticket (for senior visitors 65+, groups of 10+ people, Touring Club members, young people between 14 and 18 and students between 18 and 24) 4 euros (2 euros only the garden), free for children of 13 and under, visitors with disabilities, ICOM members and Varenna citizens.

The Province of Lecco – the President, Flavio Polano, says – wants to value this extraordinary patrimony and to improve one of the most important tourist and cultural attractions of our territory, especially in coincidence with Expo 2015. The new special openings have been planned to make Villa Monastero known and appreciated by a larger and larger number of people”.

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