• Art & Culture

Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

Where
Castello di Masnago
Via Cola di Rienzo, 42 Varese

Masnago Castle features architecture from many different periods ranging from the Middle Ages to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. With a tower and splendid frescoed interiors, this mediaeval fortress feels more like a stately home than a defensive stronghold. It is particularly renowned for the series of frescoes in the Room of Pastimes and the Room of Vices and Virtues.

Masnago Castle is home to several permanent historical art collections with works by some of Lombardy’s leading modern painters, such as Hayez, Bertini, Cremona, Ranzoni, Pellizza from Volpedo and the first Divisionist work by Balla. It also has an extremely important collection of drawings by Il Piccio that were formerly in the Piero Chiara collection.

The castle is surrounded by Parco Mantegazza, a tiny botanical garden.

INFO 

ADDRESS: via Cola di Rienzo, 42 - Varese

OPENING HOURS: november - may: 9.30 am - 12.30 am, 2 pm - 5.30 pm  //  June - october: 10 am - 12:30 am, 2.30 pm - 6.30 pm  //  Third Saturday of the month: untill 10 pm.

TICKETS: Full price ticket: € 4  //  Reduced price ticket: € 2 (under 25, groups of minimum 10 people, TCI, FAI)

   Dog of small size allowed if hold in arms, in compliance with the hygiene and public safety rules*

* Information by the Castle. For any other question please check the guidelines of the Castle

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Cover photo: danielechierichetti13


Opening hours

 

ORARI DI APERTURA: Novembre - Maggio: 9.30 - 12.30, 14:00 - 17:30  //  Giugno - Ottobre: 10:00 - 12:30, 14:30 - 18:30  //  Terzo sabato di ogni mese: chiusura posticipata alle ore 22.00.

Dal 2 Novembre al 31 Maggio: 09:30 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 17:30
Dal 1 Giugno al 31 Ottobre: 10:00 - 12:30 / 14:30 - 18:30

Terzo sabato di ogni mese: chiusura posticipata alle ore 22.00.

Chiuso: Tutti i lunedì, 1° gennaio, Pasqua, 1° maggio, 1° novembre, 25 dicembre.
Il lunedì dell'Angelo il castello è aperto

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