Villas and parks

Wherever you will go, in Insubria, the beauty of the art is always surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Regional Natural Park of Mount Barro
Monte Barro is a rise that does not reach 1000 meters in height.
Villa del Balbianello
On the Lenno headland there is the breathtaking villa del Balbianello, built in 1700 on the orders of Cardinal Durini. Today is the most famous movie set of Lake Como.
Villa Mirabello, Palazzo Estense and Giardini Estensi
Varese is known as the ‘garden city’ and the park of Palazzo Estense, with its hornbeams, spectacular central fountain and majestic perspectives.
Villa Panza
Surrounded by a magnificent Italian-style garden, the 18th century Villa Panza is famous around the world for the contemporary art collection
Parco Ciani
On the shores of lake Lugano, with its 63.000 sq. meters it’s a quiet place where you can take nice walks.
Villa Monastero
It is an ancient convent and a patrician residency.
Villa Carlotta
It was built by the Clerici family in 1690 and later it became property of the Sommarivas.
Discover the National Park of Val Grande
A visit in the wild and widest area of the Alps.
Lame del Sesia’s protected area
Excursion in the protected area of the Lame del Sesia, caharcterized by gravel and ponds, usually called “lame”.
Verbania, a garden on Lake Maggiore
“A garden on Lake Maggiore” is the motto with which the city, a natural terrace on the Borromeo Gulf, introduces itself to visitors.
The Brissago Islands
The Botanical Gardens of the Canton of Ticino house around 1,700 plant species.
The natural Park of the Ticino’s valley
Acknowledge by the Unesco in 2002 as Biosphere reserve and its divided between Piedmont and Lombardy.
The Mottarone situated between Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta, is considered one of the most beautiful natural balconies in the whole Piedmont, and not only.