Villa Monastero: new horizons and perspectives for the new season 2020-2021

Interesting new perspectives are lining up for Villa Monastero in Varenna for the season 2020-2021.


Like all other museums and cultural sites, Villa Monastero has had a difficult time due to the lockdown and travel restrictions for foreigners and Italian people from outside Lombardy during the Covid-19 emergency.


The Province of Lecco set up events and  measures to promote Villa Monastero among local vsitors.


Reservations are rising lately. Many of them concern civil weddings and symbolical ceremonies: 5 in September 2020, 3 in May, 6 in June, 1 in July, 3 in September 2021. Many of them are from foreigners as usual, such as Americans and Indians.


There are quite a lot of private eventsphoto shootingsgroup visits already planned.


Positive figures are also about conferences of high scientific level.


The Italian School of Physics (SIF) will organise its summer school in Villa Monastero from the end of June to the beginning of August 2021.


The Curator of the House Museum Anna Ranzi appointed a full calendar of exhibitions, hosted in the rooms of the House Museum and in the Exhibition Room:



  • from September 19th 2020 to January 10th 2021: exhibition dedicated to the architect Carlo Wilhelm and presentation of four portraits by Orlando Sora, in the context of the event Ville Aperte in Brianza and European Heritage Days.


  • Autumn 2020: exhibition Magia di legni e intagli: il tavolo riscoperto di Michelangelo Guggenheim and presentation of the restoration work on the table created by Michelangelo Guggenheim.


  • From October 24th 2020 to January 31st 2021 exhibition Carte in... Cantate. Antonio Ghislanzoni e Amilcare Ponchielli attraverso le lettere dell’archivio di Villa Monastero e altri inediti documenti, with sceneries and paintings by Luigi and Enrico Bartezago.


  • Spring 2021: exhibition of paintings by the local artist Antonio Venini.


  • Summer 2021: Photographic exhibtion by Federico Wilhelm.



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