Villa Monastero: special openings on Christmas weekend


In order to give tourists and families the chance to spend part of their Christmas holidays in the magic atmosphere of Villa Monastero, the Province of Lecco has decided that the House Museum and the Botanical Garden of Villa Monastero will be open also on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th Decemberfrom 11 am to 5 pm.


The Province of Lecco – says Ugo Panzeri, member of the Provincial Council in charge for Culture and Tourism – will open Villa Monastero to the public on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th, wishing, together with many other museums of the territory, that Christmas time could be spent in the name of culture and art. We want to offer an opportunity for fun and cultural growth with the aim of fostering this wonderful artistic heritage”.


Meanwhile, on Sunday 29th November, despite the sunny but cold weather, more than 50 people visited Villa Monastero in occasion of the fourth of the special openings planned for November and December by the Province of Lecco.


Italian and foreign visitors explored the Villa, discovering its natural beauties and the rich artistic patrimony offered by the 14 rooms furnished with period pieces. Particularly appreciated, in the Botanical Garden, the majesty of the evergreen trees and the variety of fruit of the citrus grove, as well as, inside the House Museum, the elegance of the furniture and the attention to detail in the decorations.


The experience became even more interesting and adventurous for parents and children thanks to the activity Discovering an Ancient Dwelling in the rooms of the House Museum and the Treasure Hunt in the Botanical Garden. These activities will be available for families, both in Italian and in English, also in occasion of the next openings to stimulate curiosity and the wish to have fun learning something new. The next special openings with family activities are planned for Sunday 6th, 13th, 20th December, Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th December. The House Museum and the Botanical Garden will be open from 11 am to 5 pm.


The full-price ticket costs 8 euros (5 euros to visit only the Garden), while the 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 costs 4 euros (2 euros to visit only the Garden); the entrance is free for children up to 13 years, disabled people, ICOM members and Varenna citizens.


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