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Palazzo e Giardini Estensi

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Address: presso Comune Varese, Varese, Italy
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Very Italian Garden

We made two visits to the Gardens. On the first day there was a Fiera where all kinds of farm animals were on show in pens and lots of children were enjoying themselves. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Let's keep in mind that the attraction is free - open to the public. Let's keep in mind that the concept of a clean environment depends on social behavior (this would not be an issue in Switzerland or Sweden...). That being said, I was appalled at how dirty the gardens were. The water of the fish pond was a garbage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We made two visits to the Gardens. On the first day there was a Fiera where all kinds of farm animals were on show in pens and lots of children were enjoying themselves. The Gardens were VERY busy. The day after things were back to normal and the Gardens were still well visited. We loved the fountains and the walk... More 

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Sandnes, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Went there on a sunday, and had a peaceful stay walking around the place. People relaxing and meeting, and the palace and garden was grand. Excellent spot for a picnic too! Did not check out the inside of palace, but went to the museum to see ancient collection of Roman culture, which was partly in English. Very helpful guide.

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Hufingen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We enjoyed the gardens in August, but were quite disappointed by the poor state of the building which looks like a dying beauty.... the gardens I could recommend and the Palazzo needs work done to it urgently. A shame the town council can't keep it up properly...

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Maputo, Mozambique
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We visited the gardens in very early spring hoping to delight in the blooms and the expected geometric quality of the gardens, which we thought would model Mantua's stunning gardens. We were disappointed. The structure's principal points of interest are a few historical, century trees and a number of modern structures built within the past two centuries. At lunch time,... More 

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Fossano, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Me and my wife have been here in march and it was nice walking around the Park. During the blooming season must be really amazing!

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

It's walking distance from the town area. Quiet place, somewhere to sit back and relax. Big place, good for kid to run and play around.

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Varese, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is a beatuful park in the centre of Varese. I like walking around and relaxing. The best is that it is in the heart of the city so easily reachible even while dealing with administrative stuff at the town hall or doing shopping nearby

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Dalian, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

I spent my childhood there! Beautiful garden with fountains, many little and hidden paths, don't stop at the first level, if you go up there's a small lake with beautiful swans, a little train for kids, museums and bars! I miss that place and the rainbow that you can often see on the main fountain...

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Beautiful big gardens with great views and weddings photo shoots, just 5 minutes by foot from the city center. Inside the gardens there is a beautiful small and recommended archaeological museum.

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