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The Cedar of Villa Mirabello

The majestic tree dominates the historic centre of Varese and leaves anyone standing under its imposing foliage speechless.

Where
Parco di Villa Mirabello
piazza della Motta, 4 Varese

For everyone, Varese is the garden city and for inhabitants and tourists alike, the ultimate expression of this green soul is the perfect combination of the Estensi Gardens and the Villa Mirabello Park.

 

At the highest point, the famous Cedar of Lebanon appears in all its grandeur: beloved by the people of Varese, it is one of the symbols of the city. 

With its trunk with a circumference of 11.30 metres (diameter 360 cm) and its canopy offering shade to 600 square metres of soil, it is the most important tree specimen in the province and one of the largest trees in northern Italy.

Planted in 1859 for the visit of Victor Emmanuel of Savoy (at that time close to becoming the first king of Italy), it has been growing luxuriantly ever since that day just a few metres from the 18th-century Villa Mirabello, now home to the Civic Museums.

The sense of relaxation that one can experience while strolling through the historic park enjoying the views of the city centre, Lake Varese and the mountains, stopping in the shade of the large cedar tree to admire the sinuous branches chasing each other up to a height of 30 metres is priceless.

(Ph: Luca Pernechele)
Take me here: The Cedar of Villa Mirabello

Places

Estense Gardens, Villa Mirabello and Civic Archaeological Museum

  • Art & Culture
Estense Gardens, Villa Mirabello and Civic Archaeological Museum
15 mt

Palazzo Estense

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Estense
312 mt

The Gardens of Palazzo Estense

  • Active & Green
The Gardens of Palazzo Estense
318 mt

Varese: the old town

  • Lifestyle
Varese: the old town
455 mt

Basilica di San Vittore

Entering the historical core, walking through the streets of the center you'll be enchanted by the vision of the Basilica
  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Vittore, Churches of Varese
471 mt

Cloister of S. Antonino

One of the most historic places in the centre of Varese, known for the spring blossoming of azalee.
  • Art & Culture
Chiostro di Sant'Antonino - Varese
539 mt

SHOPPING DISTRICT

  • Lifestyle
SHOPPING DISTRICT
560 mt

Ancient mills and rural structures

  • Art & Culture
Ancient mills and rural structures
560 mt

Waterfalls | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Active & Green
Cascate Varese
560 mt

Villa Torelli Mylius

  • Parks
Villa Torelli Mylius
1.03 km

Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza

Villa Menafolio Litta Panza (VA) is a Mecca for art lovers and tourist who come to visit the contemporary art exhibitions it hosts.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza
1.09 km

Ville Ponti

An ancient residential complex owned by a Ponti’s family and now an efficient Congress Centre, property of Varese Chamber of Commerce.
  • Art & Culture
Ville Ponti
1.17 km

Panza Art Collection

  • Art & Culture
Panza Art Collection
1.17 km

Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

  • Art & Culture
Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
2.16 km

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

  • Art & Culture
Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
2.16 km

Castello Castiglioni Mantegazza

  • Art & Culture
Castello Castiglioni Mantegazza
2.34 km

Castiglioni Museum

Un affascinante viaggio tra archeologia e etnologia, tra deserto e savana, tra mito e realtà
  • Art & Culture
Castiglioni Museum
3.06 km

Birrificio Angelo Poretti

  • Lifestyle
Birrificio Angelo Poretti
3.21 km

Villa e Parco Toeplitz

  • Art & Culture
Villa e Parco Toeplitz
3.34 km

Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath

  • Lakes
Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath
3.42 km

Events

The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition

Varese
05/10/2024 - 06/10/2024
  • Cycle Tourism
The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition
658 mt

THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS

Lago di Varese
Schiranna (VA)
05/07/2024 - 07/07/2024
  • Lakes
THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS
3.42 km

Cycling: The Carnago Grand Prix

Carnago (VA)
31/08/2024
  • Cycle Tourism
Cycling: The Carnago Grand Prix
10.46 km

Activities

Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese
13.85 km

Where to sleep

LA CORTE

Varese
LA CORTE
296 mt

VARESE LOVELY STAY

Varese
VARESE LOVELY STAY
347 mt

Via Dazio Vecchio

VARESE
Via Dazio Vecchio
350 mt

B&B VARESE CENTRO

Varese
B&B VARESE CENTRO
372 mt

APPARTAMENTO INVILLA

Varese
APPARTAMENTO INVILLA
391 mt

INVILLA BNB

Varese
INVILLA BNB
396 mt

LOFT10

VARESE
LOFT10
428 mt

B&B Prodi Varese

VARESE
B&B Prodi Varese
502 mt

Casa Vacanze Via Magenta 20

VARESE
Casa Vacanze Via Magenta 20
543 mt

Flaminia

VARESE
Flaminia
552 mt

ALBERGO RISTORANTE BOLOGNA SRL

Varese
ALBERGO RISTORANTE BOLOGNA SRL
562 mt

Loc. Tur. Corsalini

VARESE
Loc. Tur. Corsalini
615 mt

HOTEL DI VARESE

Varese
HOTEL DI VARESE
624 mt

Via Medaglie d'Oro

VARESE
Via Medaglie d'Oro
628 mt

Loc. Tur. Montalbetti Giuditta via Cattaneo

VARESE
Loc. Tur. Montalbetti Giuditta via Cattaneo
634 mt

Loc. Tur. Montalbetti via Cattaneo

VARESE
Loc. Tur. Montalbetti via Cattaneo
634 mt

Kibilù Via Orrigoni

Varese
Kibilù Via Orrigoni
652 mt

Locazione Via Staurenghi

VARESE
Locazione Via Staurenghi
653 mt

Cav Via Morosini Varese

VARESE
Cav Via Morosini Varese
664 mt

HOTEL EUROPA

Varese
HOTEL EUROPA
669 mt