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2mercury wrote a review Jul 2019
Formby, United Kingdom256 contributions161 helpful votes
An interesting villa, but the highlight of the visit was the nymphaeum situated in the grounds. A series of artificial grottos, all decorated in shells and stones, with further rooms decorated floors, walls and ceilings in fantastic pebble mosaics - one can only wonder at the artistry and man hours necessary to create this extravagance. Be prepared to be surprised by the complexity of the water features which have been restored to their original working order. An enthusiastic, interesting guide made this visit quite memorable. Complete your visit by wandering through the grounds or the public park area where many of the 50 odd varieties of trees and shrubs are quite rare - some such as the Ginkgo Biloba were planted here in the mid 1800’s.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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duffer432014 wrote a review Dec 2018
225 contributions62 helpful votes
This is a fascinating place to visit, we were part of a small group of 15 people and we had a excellent guide. The original palace was started about 1585 but the Grotto was built between 16th and 18th centuries. The surprise water features have been restored fairly recently.We thought they were fantastic.There are also lovely gardens.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Cyberchiara2014 wrote a review Jun 2018
Monteriggioni, Italy159 contributions26 helpful votes
If you're having a holiday in Lombardy in the period from May to October, the Villa and particularly its Ninfeo, a sort of artificial grotto, rich with stone mosaics, statues and awesome water tricks, is worth a visit. Kids can also enjoy the visit. The tour I did was long, more than two hours, but the kids had fun with the water surprises in the Ninfeo. It's also very interesting for adults, thanks to the passion of the voluntary guides who accompany you on the visit. I don't know if they do the tour in English though, call or check on the site. You can get quite wet, so go with nice warm weather. There's no café in the villa, I'd suggest having an aperitivo before getting in.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Manuela L wrote a review Sep 2017
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7096 contributions2907 helpful votes
This nice Villa is near Milano, and has wonderful gardens, flowers and statues , a spectacular Villa of the family of Visconties who had many importance and power in this lakes region, later on reigns V. Borromeus; The nice parks with a subtropical climate, have many palms and algaves; Villa Visconti has a very nice architecture, paintings, frescs and facades, stucks, wooden and iron, all is very decorate and has an extraordinary cheerfulness.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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jhoakwood wrote a review Aug 2017
Province of Milan, Italy66 contributions21 helpful votes
I have been several times both day time and night time and all I can say is it is just amazing to watch from a far as it is to visit, the whole surroundings are just breath taking.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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