Program

  • Friday 29 September
  • At 10:30 am - Palazzo Estense  - Via Luigi Sacco, 5 - Varese

    Opening of the Festival

    Regards of the Authorities and presentation of the program of Natures Urban edition 2017 with the presence of:

    • Mayor of Varese, Davide Galimberti
    • Deputy mayor of Varese, Daniele Zanzi
    • Alderman for the culture, Roberto Cecchi
    • Alderman for the education, Rossella Dimaggio

    Speakers:

    Roberto Maroni, President of Regione Lombardia

    Gunnar Vincenzi, President of Provincia di Varese

    Andrea Carandini, Presidente FAI

  • At 03:00 pm, 04:30 pm - Villa Al Nonaro  - Masnago, Via Bolchini n. 12

    Villa al Nonaro

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 06:30 pm - Giardini Estensi  - Entry by via Sacco n. 9 (Biblioteca Civica)

    Di ramo in ramo di villa in villa

    Episodes from Barone Rampante by Italo Calvino

    Lella Costa reads the first episode:
    It was the 15 of June of 1767 that Cosimo Piovasco of Rondò, my brother, sat for the last time in the middle of us (from Italo Calvino)

    Reading episodes from Il Barone Rampante in the enchanting scenography of the secular trees of the city parks. Every evening at 6.30 pm ten excellent actors tell, day after day, the stories of Cosimo, the young baron that on June,25 , 1767, after a banal quarrel with his father, jump on a tree, climbs among the branches, he passes from a plant to another, and he decides that he won’t go down anymore.
    An evocative and symbolic narration, rich of obstacles and of meetings, of memorable characters, romantic and passionate loves, comic stories.
    The interpreters bring in life a world fact of awakenings, of smells and noises that have the suggestive strength and nature to  give form and voice to that world, fantastic and poetic  at the same time that makes of Calvino a great creator of imaginary universes and at the same time extremely shiny, real, actual.

    In case of raining the reading will be held in Salone Estense, via Sacco,5.

  • At 07:30 pm - Villa Mirabello  - Varese, Piazza Motta n. 4

    “I looked at the world that turned around me…”

    Considerations on leaves and plants of our cities

    Edited by Bruno Cerabolini, teacher of botany in the Università degli Studi dell’Insubria.
    Collateral event of the European Night of the Researchers, in collaboration with the Università degli Studi dell’Insubria.

  • Saturday 30 September
  • At 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa San Francesco  - Biumo, Via Mozzoni n. 10

    Villa San Francesco

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 03:00 pm, 04:30 pm - Villa Al Nonaro  - Masnago, Via Bolchini n. 12

    Villa al Nonaro

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 04:00 pm - Villa Biumi-Redaelli  - Biumo Superiore, Via Paisiello n. 9

    Villa Biumi-Redaelli

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 10:00 am, 11:00 am - Villa and Brewery Poretti  - Via Olona n. 103 - Induno Olona (Varese)

    Villa and brewery Poretti

    Meeting at the entry of the brewery and after a guided tour to the villa and brewery.
    Only 30 persons admitted.  Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 10:30 am, 11:30 am - GRAND HOTEL CAMPO DEI FIORI

    Mario Brunello concerts

    The concert, held by one of the maximum cellists on the international scene, as well as artist symbol of the music brought on the most fascinating natural stages, from the deserts in the Dolomites, it will concern around the Suites for violoncello solo of Johann Sebastian Bach. The choice of the Grand Hotel Campo dei Fiori  born from an attention all particular of the Festival toward the places that have characterized the history of the territory and the depths social and economic changes that have subsequently induced to limit deeply their use. The opening of the Grand Hotel for this event will do nevertheless to appreciate to the public foresees the unique landscape and the charm that still preserve this by now historical architecture, in the hope that it marks the beginning of a longer series of openings of historical buildings and their exploitation. The concert will be articulated in two parts of about 40 minutes each. To the public will be allowed to listen only to one of the two parts. During the break between the first one and the second, the presents will leave the place for the new arrivals. Available places n. 120 for turn.

    ATTENTION: THE PLACES FOR THE CONCERT (TURN 1 AND TURN 2) ARE SOLD OUT.

    First turn program:
    F . S. Bach, Suite n.6 in D major BWV 1012
    G. Sollima, Concerto Rotondo, Cello and Electronics

    Second turn, program:
    J. S. Bach, Suite n.2 in D minor for Cello BWV 1008
    Sonata n.3 in C major for Violin BWV 1005 (Cello)

    Notice: Although the structure has a great charm, it was abandoned for ages. So, there are some limitations for the access in some areas of the building and for services.

    Attention: on September 30 the road of the Campo dei Fiori will be closed to the traffic from the hours 9:30 am to her times 1:00 am, to access the structure will be obligatory to use the shuttles made for the event available.

    Service Shuttle is obligatory: from square De Gasperi to Campo dei Fiori
    Departure shuttle for the concert of 10.30 am: departure at 9.30 am at square De Gasperi (return: departure shuttle from the Grand Hotel to the hours 11:45 am).
    Departure shuttle for the concert of  11.30 am:  departure at 10.30 am (return: departure shuttle from the Grand Hotel at 12.45 pm).

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  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm, 05:00 pm - Villa Carmen Sylva  - Biumo Superiore, Via Marzorati n. 16

    Villa Carmen Sylva

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm, 05:00 pm - Villa Bianchi  - Avigno, Via Ticino n.15

    Villa Bianchi

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa Bianchi Piatti Clerici  - Velate, Via Duca D'Aosta n. 15

    Villa Bianchi Piatti Clerici

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa Mozzoni  - Biumo Superiore, Vicolo Torelli n. 1

    Villa Mozzoni

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:30 pm - Villa Paradeisos  - Casbeno, Via Campigli n. 34

    Villa Paradeisos

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am, 02:00 pm, 03:00 pm - Villa Aletti-Spartivento  - Biumo, Via Castiglioni, n. 22

    Villa Aletti-Spartivento

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 01:30 pm - Ippodromo di Varese  - Largo Martiri della Libertà - Varese

    2° Granfondo Tre Valli Varesine

    Prova a cronometro individuale

    Departure and arrival: Ippodromo di Varese

    Edited by Organization the Society Ciclistica Alfred Binda.
    Info: www.trevallivaresine.com

  • At 02:00 pm, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa Colombo  - Bosto, Via S. Pedrino n. 10

    Villa Colombo

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 03:00 pm - Noseda path  - Avigno

    Noseda path

    Meeting with the guide of the Park Campo dei Fiori at 14.45 in Largo Ambrosoli-street Oriani, Avigno.

    Description itinerary
    Walked by Avigno to Veiled to the discovery of the suburb, of the ancient Tower,medieval fortification with  roman origins and of little church  of St. Cassiano, whose bell tower is among the most ancient testimonies of the Romanesque place.

    Length: around 5 km
    Gradient: minimum
    Run: proper for everybody
    Time of route: around 2 hours, visits included
    Departure: Avigno
    Arrival: Avigno

    Guided visit, with the support of the GEVs of the Park Regional Campo dei Fiori.
    Obligatory booking, maximum 30 people.

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  • At 06:30 pm - Villa Panza - FAI  - Biumo Superiore, piazza Litta n. 1

    Di ramo in ramo di villa in villa

    Episodes from Barone Rampante by Italo Calvino

    Franco Branciaroli reads the second episode:
    Well, wherever he went, we always had branches and leafy branches between we and the sky ( Italo Calvino)

    Reading episodes from Il Barone Rampante in the enchanting scenography of the secular trees of the city parks. Every evening at 6.30 pm ten excellent actors tell, day after day, the stories of Cosimo, the young baron that on June,25 , 1767, after a banal quarrel with his father, jump on a tree, climbs among the branches, he passes from a plant to another, and he decides that he won’t go down anymore.
    An evocative and symbolic narration, rich of obstacles and of meetings, of memorable characters, romantic and passionate loves, comic stories.
    The interpreters bring in life a world fact of awakenings, of smells and noises that have the suggestive strength and nature to  give form and voice to that world, fantastic and poetic  at the same time that makes of Calvino a great creator of imaginary universes and at the same time extremely shiny, real, actual.

    In case of raining the reading will be held in Salone Impero di Villa Panza-FAI

  • Sunday 1 October
  • At 08:30 am - Palazzo Estense  - Via Luigi Sacco, 5 - Varese

    2° Granfondo Tre Valli Varesine

    Medio fondo e gran fondo

    Departure and arrival: Comune di Varese
    Run of the competition: from the center of the City Garden to the Valganna to the German Alp for then rgp toward Porto Ceresio, Ardena and Montegrino al Luinese. Return to Varese passing for the Dutch village of Roggiano, Brinzio, Castle Cabiaglio, Azzio, Gemonio, Caravate, Brebbia, Malgesso, Gavirate, to reach the center of Varese.

    Edited by Organization the Society Ciclistica Alfred Binda.
    Info: www.trevallivaresine.comhttp://www.trevallivaresine.com

  • At 09:00 am - Path of the Pizzelle  - Sacro Monte

    Path of the Pizzelle

    Meeting at 8.45 am in the square Pogliaghi, Sacro Monte.

    Description itinerary
    From square Pogliaghi to the Mountain Three Crosses passing from the ex station of the Funicular and from the Grand Hotel Campo dei Fiori. And then still the Square of the Battery, the Pratone and the Middle Point. Come down to Belvedere Square.
    Tourist run, during which geomorphology of the territory will be explained, and also landscape and historical aspects.

    Gradient: mt. 280

    It’s reccomended to wear suitable for the season, with shoes or pedule, optional telescopic canes.
    The organiser can change the program because of weather bad condition or partecipation’s preparation.
    Obligatory booking, maximum 30 people.

    In collaboration with the CAI Varese. Senior Group and Park of Campo dei Fiori.

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  • At 10:00 am - Villaggio Cagnola

    Villaggio Cagnola

    Extraordinary opening of the village: the day will be characterized by animations and activity with the possibility to discover the park from a naturalistic, historical, artistic-architectural and sporting point of view. Opening of the Park Adventure, lesson of architectural-landscape edited by the Politecnico di Milano and theatrical moments.

  • At 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 04:00 pm - Villa Biumi-Redaelli  - Biumo Superiore, Via Paisiello n. 9

    Villa Biumi-Redaelli

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 10:00 am - Villa Andrea Ponti  - Biumo superiore, piazza Litta n. 2

    Villa Andrea and botanic path in Ville Ponti gardens

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    In collaboration with Associazione Florovivaisti Varesini.

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  • At 10:00 am, 01:00 pm - Villa and Brewery Poretti  - Via Olona n. 103 - Induno Olona (Varese)

    Villa and brewery Poretti

    Meeting at the entry of the brewery and after a guided tour to the villa and brewery.
    Only 30 persons admitted.  Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 10:30 am, 03:00 pm - Rising of Olona  - Villaggio Cagnola

    Olona sources – Villaggio Cagnola

    Meeting with tourist guide to the entry of the Villaggio Cagnola at 10.15 am and at 02.45 pm and to follow the guided tour.

    Description of  itinerary
    From the Village Cagnola to the sources of the Olona reaching the historical center of the Rasa, a small suburb from Roman empire’s age. Follow the path to ex Cava Donati and to the Furnaces: after having crossed the lawns of Passo della Motta Rossa, we come back to the Villaggio Cagnola from where we had departed.

    Length crossed: around 4 km
    Gradient: minimum
    Run: for everybody
    Time of route: around 2 hours
    Departure: Village Cagnola
    Arrive: Village Cagnola

    Guided tour with support of the GEVs of the Park Regional Campo dei Fiori obligatory Booking, maximum 30 people.

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  • At 10:45 am - Isolino Virginia

    Isolino Virginia

    In collaboration with Archeologistics within the project Cult City.

    Meeting point at 10.30 am to the beach of the Schiranna (barks for isolino virginia).

    On the lake of Varese, from the characteristic triangular form of around 9200 square meters surface, few meters it is found to from the shore of the Commune of Biandronno and from 1863 it is one of the most famous sites of the European prehistory. The island is the most ancient installation palafitticolo of the alpine arc and from June 27 th 2011 it is world patrimony of the UNESCO, in the list “Sites prehistoric palafitticoli of the alpine arc.” The particularity of the island is in the fact that also being provision of a small prehistoric museum, that depends on the Archaeological Museum of Villa Mirabello, it is it same a museum, as bound archaeological and environmental area. History and environment create in this site an equilibrium of deep and irripetibile beauty. During the time  the Isolino Virginia has always been famous as oasis of calm, tied up tightly to the environmental beauty of the lake, to the vegetation and the fauna. In fact the lake of Varese was always known for fishing, and also to be considered one of the fishiest lakes in Europe. Enumerated in past among the most panoramic of the Lombardy, it has maintained, during the time the charm of uncontaminated landscapes, not very dissimilar, in some cases, to those of the neolitic age. In the XVI century was known as island of S. Biagio for the presence of a small church devoted to this saint and destination of processions by the Schiranna. To the beginnings of the XVIII century was the residence of Innocente Besozzi that, in honor of his consort, he called the island Camilla. From the 1878 took the name of Virginia, complimentary to Marquis Andrea Ponti’s wife. From 1962, following the donation from the Marquis Gianfelice Ponti, it is ownership of the Varese’ Common. On the island it’s possible to do the didactic path and to visit the Prehistoric Civic Museum.

    Obligatory booking, maximum 30 people, phoning the number +39 328 8377206 (Archeologistics).
    Cost of the ferry A/R: 4,00 Euro.

  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm, 05:00 pm - Villa Bianchi  - Avigno, Via Ticino n.15

    Villa Bianchi

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa Agosteo  - Sacro Monte - Via dell'Annunciazione

    Villa Agosteo

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa Bianchi Piatti Clerici  - Velate, Via Duca D'Aosta n. 15

    Villa Bianchi Piatti Clerici

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:30 pm - Villa Paradeisos  - Casbeno, Via Campigli n. 34

    Villa Paradeisos

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am, 02:00 pm, 03:00 pm - Villa Aletti-Spartivento  - Biumo, Via Castiglioni, n. 22

    Villa Aletti-Spartivento

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm, 05:00 pm - Villa Carmen Sylva  - Biumo Superiore, Via Marzorati n. 16

    Villa Carmen Sylva

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 02:00 pm, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa Colombo  - Bosto, Via S. Pedrino n. 10

    Villa Colombo

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Borgo di Mustonate

    The spellbound garden

    Twelve theaters kamishibai. traditional theater of Japanese paper. to tell twelve histories of trees that speak to us of the nature and of landscape.

    There is the history of the tree that he cries that it tells us his difficulties with the air that breathes, that one of the tree of the great leaf on which  born houses and landscapes instead of growing fruits, the tree of the three cypresses that tell us a sweet history about an arboreal family, the history of umbrella tree that turns him into a merry-go-round to let the spectators sing, and as other histories in which the trees become metaphors of the nature with their joys and their problems. All made in a great circle inside which there are the spectators and, around them, Betty e Chicco Colombo.

    Duration:40 minutes; music live, interpreters: Betty and Chicco Colombo, music of Angelo Miglio.

    Activity for families. In collaboration with the Borgo di Mustonate.

    In case of rain the show will be held in the Salone delle Scuderie.

  • At 03:00 pm - Valle Luna. Lissago-Mustonate  - Lissago

    Guided walk Lissago-Mustonate

    Meeting at 14.45 in parking of the sporting field of Lissago (street Salvini).

    Description of itinerary
    Paths between landscape and memory in the Valley Luna from Lissago to Mustonate, that also foresees the visit of the small museum of the country civilization in the short Mozzoni, so-called “Curt Granda”, typical example of farmhouse lombarda.

    Gradient: low
    Run: for everybody
    Arrival: Sporting Field of Lissago. street Salvini

    Obligatory booking, maximum 30 people.

    In collaboration with the Centro Culturale Lissago Schiranna

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  • At 04:30 pm - Borgo di Mustonate

    The paths of the story

    Show by Arteatro

    The Borgo di Mustonate is crossed by paths that they cross it from the mountain toward the lake: from here paths they depart and they arrive that go to west toward the city and to east, toward the country.
    Along these paths histories are unraveled as that some Bridge of the devil along the Tinella or magic histories as that of the dormant sloth. Ancient legends of the Varese Lake still go up again awry for remembering past times and histories of fierce Crocodiles they go down from the mountain to arrive to the suburb. Histories of inhabitants of the suburb wake up again him to speak once of the job of and of what it misses today. Betty and Chicco Colombo they will conduct the spectators in a run that crosses the nature and the landscapes through the lake and the mountains telling us the beauty of this wonderful suburb.

    In collaboration with the Borgo di Mustonate.

    In case of rain the show will be held in Salone delle Scuderie.

  • At 06:30 pm - Villa Andrea Ponti  - Biumo superiore, piazza Litta n. 2

    Di ramo in ramo di villa in villa

    Episodes from Barone Rampante by Italo Calvino

    David Riondino reads the third episode:
    A gentleman, father, is such a foreigner in earth as on top of the trees (from Italo Calvino)

    Reading episodes from Il Barone Rampante in the enchanting scenography of the secular trees of the city parks. Every evening at 6.30 pm ten excellent actors tell, day after day, the stories of Cosimo, the young baron that on June,25 , 1767, after a banal quarrel with his father, jump on a tree, climbs among the branches, he passes from a plant to another, and he decides that he won’t go down anymore.
    An evocative and symbolic narration, rich of obstacles and of meetings, of memorable characters, romantic and passionate loves, comic stories.
    The interpreters bring in life a world fact of awakenings, of smells and noises that have the suggestive strength and nature to  give form and voice to that world, fantastic and poetic  at the same time that makes of Calvino a great creator of imaginary universes and at the same time extremely shiny, real, actual.

    In case of raining the reading will be held in Villa Andrea- Sala Carlo Emanuele

  • At 09:00 pm - Villa Andrea Ponti  - Biumo superiore, piazza Litta n. 2

    «Varese, the garden city»

    the most ancient documentary on Varese

    of Arrigo Cinotti and Umberto Bagaini, around 1930
    16 mm, 20 minutes
    With a  live musical
    Massimo Ciarella, piano
    Introduction by Gianfranco Garancini

    Realized by the Anonymous Society La Cinefoto Stampa in Milan, the short film “Varese, the garden city” it is the oldest documentary filmed existing on Varese. Found by Università Popolare and partially restored near the Center of Scientific Cinematography of the Politecnico in Milan, the film was destined to make to know to the foreign countries the natural and artistic beauties of the city: a product with a touristic purpose with explanations in English, which withdraws scenes of life and landscapes, foreshortenings of Varese and panoramas of the lakes.

    The importance of this documentary, which has an extreme pertinence with the theme of the festival, it will have an added value for his sonorous “live” music, just as it happened in the old cinema of first ‘900 and it will be edited by Massimo Ciarella, pianist companion for the dance in Scuola di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala di Milano.

  • Monday 2 October
  • At 08:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 02:30 pm - Villa Baragiola  - Masnago,Via Caracciolo n. 46

    Villa and Parco Baragiola

    Guided tours made by the agronomists of the Varese’ common, dedicated to the children of the primary schools

  • At 08:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 02:30 pm - Villa Toepliz  - Via G.B.Vico n. 46

    Villa and Parco Toeplitz

    Guided  tours made by the agronomists of the Varese’ common, dedicated to the children of the primary schools

  • At 08:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 02:30 pm - Castello di Masnago e parco Mantegazza  - Masnago, Via Cola di Rienzo n. 52

    Castello di Masnago and Parco Mantegazza

    Guided tours made by the agronomists of the Varese’ common, dedicated to the children of the primary schools

  • At 10:00 am, 11:00 am - Castello di Masnago e parco Mantegazza  - Masnago, Via Cola di Rienzo n. 52

    Castello di Masnago and Parco Mantegazza

    Guided visits “Cult City inLombardia” in English, dedicated to children of secondary schools.

  • At 02:30 pm - Villa Panza - FAI  - Biumo Superiore, piazza Litta n. 1

    Vacationing Varese 1730-1930

    Residences, gardens, parks

    Meeting in collaboration with Soprintendenza Archeologica, Belle Arti e Paesaggio, Province di Como, Lecco, Monza-Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio, Varese.

    Speakers:

    • Roberto Cecchi, Assesor for the Culture, Comune di Varese
    • Caterina Bon Valsassina, General Manger, Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e il Turismo
    • Luca Rinaldi, Superintendent, Soprintendenza Archeologica Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le Province di Como, Lecco, Monza-Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio, Varese
    • Paola Bassani, Politecnico di Milano: Villas and gardens between e ‘700 and ‘800
    • Lionella Scazzosi, Politecnico di Milano: Villas and gardens between e ‘800 and ‘900
    • Roberto Nessi, Soprintendenza Archeologica, Belle Arti e Paesaggio Lombardia Occidentale: The Second Post-war period: the destruction of the villas and the parcelling of the parks
  • At 06:30 pm - Palazzo Estense  - Via Luigi Sacco, 5 - Varese

    Ecology Awards Varese City – Salvatore Furia

    To Stefano Mancuso

    Program

    • 06.30 pm, put to abode in the park of the Gardens Estensi of a sample of quercus castaneifolia in memory of Salavatore Furia
    • 09.00 pm, Ecology Awards Varese City – Salvatore Furia

    Speakers

    • Davide Galimberti, Mayor Comune di Varese
    • Daniel Zanzi, Deputy mayor Comune di Varese
    • Alberto Coen Porisini, Rector of  Università degli Studi dell’Insubria
    • Vanni Belli, President Astronomic Observatory “G. V. Schiaparelli”

    In collaboration with Università degli Studi dell’Insubria and Astronomic Observatory “G. V. Schiaparelli”, Varese

     

  • At 06:30 pm - Villa Toepliz  - Via G.B.Vico n. 46

    Di ramo in ramo di villa in villa

    Episodes from Barone Rampante by Italo Calvino

    With the actresses and the actors of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano – fourth episode:
    Cosimo was gladly among the undulated leaves of the leccis, and he loved their chaps bark (Italo Calvino)

    In collaboration with Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa

    Reading episodes from Il Barone Rampante in the enchanting scenography of the secular trees of the city parks. Every evening at 6.30 pm ten excellent actors tell, day after day, the stories of Cosimo, the young baron that on June,25 , 1767, after a banal quarrel with his father, jump on a tree, climbs among the branches, he passes from a plant to another, and he decides that he won’t go down anymore.
    An evocative and symbolic narration, rich of obstacles and of meetings, of memorable characters, romantic and passionate loves, comic stories.
    The interpreters bring in life a world fact of awakenings, of smells and noises that have the suggestive strength and nature to  give form and voice to that world, fantastic and poetic  at the same time that makes of Calvino a great creator of imaginary universes and at the same time extremely shiny, real, actual.

    In case of raining the reading will be held in the Sala Seminari of Villa Toeplitz.

  • Tuesday 3 October
  • At 10:00 am - Palazzo Estense  - Via Luigi Sacco, 5 - Varese

    Tre Valli Varesine, 97esima edizione

    Departure from Saronno and arrival to Varese

    The run of the bike competition for professionals, crossing 200 kilometers, it crosses the roads of the whole province from the center of Saronno to the City garden, with arrival in Via Sacco, after a city circuit of around 13 kilometers repeated for 9 times.

    Edited by Organization the Society Ciclistica Alfred Binda. Info: www.trevallivaresine.com

  • At 06:00 pm - Camera di Commercio  - Piazza Monte Grappa n. 5 – Varese

    The sport as turistic landmark

    CONFERENCE

    Speakers

    • Davide Galimberti, Mayor of Varese
    • Giuseppe Albertini, President, Chamber of Commerce of Varese
    • Toto Bulgheroni, entrepreneur
    • Massimiliano Serati,  LIUCC University

    Will be present: Honorable, Member of Parliament Luca Lotti – Minister of Sport.

    With the extraordinary  partecipation of the winner of the Tre Valli Varesine.

  • At 06:30 pm - Villa Augusta  - Giubiano, Via S. Giusto n. 6

    Di ramo in ramo di villa in villa

    Episodes from Barone Rampante by Italo Calvino

    With the actresses and the actors of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano – fifth episode:
    And so much authority my brother had taken, that succeeded to drag along behind the trembling old man (Italo Calvino)

    In collaboration with Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa

    Reading episodes from Il Barone Rampante in the enchanting scenography of the secular trees of the city parks. Every evening at 6.30 pm ten excellent actors tell, day after day, the stories of Cosimo, the young baron that on June,25 , 1767, after a banal quarrel with his father, jump on a tree, climbs among the branches, he passes from a plant to another, and he decides that he won’t go down anymore.
    An evocative and symbolic narration, rich of obstacles and of meetings, of memorable characters, romantic and passionate loves, comic stories.
    The interpreters bring in life a world fact of awakenings, of smells and noises that have the suggestive strength and nature to  give form and voice to that world, fantastic and poetic  at the same time that makes of Calvino a great creator of imaginary universes and at the same time extremely shiny, real, actual.

    In case of raining the reading will be held in the Sala parrocchiale dell’Oratorio di Giubiano, entrance via Malta n. 18

  • At 09:00 pm - Chiesa di Sant'Antonio da Padova alla Brunella  - Via Marzorati n. 5 – Varese

    Transito di San Francesco Concert

    “Venerabile Cappella Musicale Liberiana” of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, Roma
    “Transito di San Francesco Concert
    Music by V. Miserachs, L.G. da Viadana, T.L. da Vittoria, P.D. Maria Stella, L. Refice

    The concert near the Church of  Brunella della Venerabile Cappella Musicale Liberiana raises the theme of the landscape and the nature to the tallest peaks of  spirituality. And it  does it not only thanks to a group vocal and instrumental descendant of the schola cantorum founded by Gregorio Magno (590 -604) and subsequently diriged by Giovanni Pierluigi by Palestrina, but also through the figure of a saint traditionally tied up to the spiritual essence of the nature: St. Francis.

    Organized by the same Parish della Brunella the prestigious appointment inside Nature Urbane has not only been inserted for his indisputable artistic and musical value, but also for the availability of the musicians to schedule two particularly meaningful passages tied up with Festival’s theme:  the mottetto Laudate dominum de caelis composed by the same director of the Venerabile Cappella, Mons. Valentino Miserachs, and Il Cantico delle creature set in music by Padre Domenico Maria Stella.

    In collaboration with the Parish of Brunella

  • Wednesday 4 October
  • At 08:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 02:30 pm - Giardini Estensi  - Entry by via Sacco n. 9 (Biblioteca Civica)

    Giardini estensi

    Guided  tours made by the agronomists of the Varese’ common, dedicated to the children of the primary schools

  • At 08:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 02:30 pm - Villa Augusta  - Giubiano, Via S. Giusto n. 6

    Parco Villa Augusta

    Guided tours made by the agronomists of the Varese’ common, dedicated to the children of the primary schools

  • At 08:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 02:30 pm - Villa Torelli Mylius  - Via Fiume n. 38

    Parco Villa Mylius

    Guided  tours made by the agronomists of the Varese’ common, dedicated to the children of the primary schools

  • At 09:30 am, 11:00 am - Villa Recalcati  - Casbeno, Piazza della Libertà n. 1

    Villa Recalcati

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    Guided visit made by Provincia di Varese.

    Book
  • At 10:00 am, 11:00 am - Palazzo Estense  - Via Luigi Sacco, 5 - Varese

    Palazzo and Giardini Estensi

    Guided visits “Cult City inLombardia” in English, dedicated to children of secondary schools.

  • At 02:30 pm - Sala Montanari  - Via dei Bersaglieri n. 1 – Varese

    The territory as didactic laboratory

    Edited by Enzo Laforgia.

    The territory, that entertains us and that every day we cross, offers to our look as “a great text of history” (according to historian Piero Bevilacqua’s definition). It is a text of history opened and never concluded, continually rewritten and that it guards the traces of the epochs and the events that have succeeded. To know how to decrypt its signs, to pursue the signs deposited by the past, to return a narration of it is, in substance, what it does the historian. In this sense the “territory” it shapes him as an extraordinary “laboratory of history”. Besides, to promote a critical and aware look toward the places that we live it responds to the finalities proper of the teaching of “Citizen and Constitution”, in how much it contributes to develop that necessary sense of responsibility to the formation of tomorrow’s citizens, in the spirit expressed by the article 9 of our constitutional paper.

    Speakers

    • Claudia Biraghi, technical scientific in the international Center of search for the local histories and the cultural differences of the Università degli Studi dell’Insubria: The value of the local history. Sources for a scientific approach
    • Gianmarco Gaspari, scientific manager of the international Center of search for the local histories and the cultural differences and teacher of Italian Literature at theUniversità degli Studi dell’Insubria: Among history, literature and landscape: the Lombardy of the Grand Tour
    • Enzo R. Laforgia, teacher in the classical High school “E.Cairoli” of Varese: Make history in the city: didactic runs between ‘800 and ‘900
    • Andrea Minidio, teacher at the artistic High school “A. Frattini” of Varese: History of the landscape and Land Art: a didactic experience near the Village Cagnola della Rasa.

    In collaboration with international Center of search for the local histories and the cultural differences of theUniversità degli Studi dell’Insubria and Institute varesino “Luigi Ambrosoli” for the history of contemporary Italy and the movement of liberation.

     

  • At 03:00 pm, 04:30 pm - Villa Paradeisos  - Casbeno, Via Campigli n. 34

    Villa Paradeisos

    Guided Visit made in collaboration with Uni3Varese.

  • At 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa Bianchi Piatti Clerici  - Velate, Via Duca D'Aosta n. 15

    Villa Bianchi Piatti Clerici

    Guided Visit made in collaboration with Uni3Varese.

  • At 06:30 pm - Villa Baragiola  - Masnago,Via Caracciolo n. 46

    Di ramo in ramo di villa in villa

    Episodes from Barone Rampante by Italo Calvino

    With the actresses and the actors of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano– sixth episode:
    And so much authority my brother had taken, that succeeded to drag along behind the trembling old man. (Italo Calvino)

    In collaboration with Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa

    Reading episodes from Il Barone Rampante in the enchanting scenography of the secular trees of the city parks. Every evening at 6.30 pm ten excellent actors tell, day after day, the stories of Cosimo, the young baron that on June,25 , 1767, after a banal quarrel with his father, jump on a tree, climbs among the branches, he passes from a plant to another, and he decides that he won’t go down anymore.
    An evocative and symbolic narration, rich of obstacles and of meetings, of memorable characters, romantic and passionate loves, comic stories.
    The interpreters bring in life a world fact of awakenings, of smells and noises that have the suggestive strength and nature to  give form and voice to that world, fantastic and poetic  at the same time that makes of Calvino a great creator of imaginary universes and at the same time extremely shiny, real, actual.

    In case of raining the reading will be held in Sala degli Svaghi, Castello di Masnago, via Monguelfo, 42

  • At 09:00 pm - Palazzo Estense  - Via Luigi Sacco, 5 - Varese

    Giovanni Agosti rereads Robert Wilson: the relationship among architecture, art and nature

    Giovanni Agosti will investigate her spirituality in the art of Robert Wilson with a particular focus on the relationship between the Sacro Monte of Varese and the Via Crucis of the American arist, spatial and sonour installation that represents the fourteen stations of the Croce.

    Inside the project “Cult City inLombardia“.

  • Thursday 5 October
  • At 08:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 02:30 pm - Castello di Masnago e parco Mantegazza  - Masnago, Via Cola di Rienzo n. 52

    Castello di Masnago and Parco Mantegazza

    Guided tours made by the agronomists of the Varese’ common, dedicated to the children of the primary schools

  • At 08:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 02:30 pm - Villa Toepliz  - Via G.B.Vico n. 46

    Villa and Parco Toeplitz

    Guided  tours made by the agronomists of the Varese’ common, dedicated to the children of the primary schools

  • At 08:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 02:30 pm - Villa Baragiola  - Masnago,Via Caracciolo n. 46

    Villa and Parco Baragiola

    Guided tours made by the agronomists of the Varese’ common, dedicated to the children of the primary schools

  • At 10:00 am, 11:00 am - Villa Toepliz  - Via G.B.Vico n. 46

    Villa, Parco Toeplitz and Museo Castiglioni

    Visite guidate “Cult City inLombardia” in inglese dedicate ai ragazzi delle scuole secondarie di primo grado.

  • At 10:00 am - Villa Mirabello  - Varese, Piazza Motta n. 4

    Direction (to) Varese

    CONFERENCE

     

    Speakers

    • Honorable, Member of Parliament Giancarlo Giorgetti coordinator
    • Alberto Coen Porisini, Magnificent Rector, Università dell’Insubria
    • Geminiello Albi, economist and essayist
    • Antonio Colafati, Università della Svizzera Italiana
    • Maurizio Lucchi, editor  La Prealpina
  • At 06:30 pm - Castello di Masnago e parco Mantegazza  - Masnago, Via Cola di Rienzo n. 52

    Di ramo in ramo di villa in villa

    Episodes from Barone Rampante by Italo Calvino

    The actresses and the actors of the Teatro Piccolo di Milano read the seventh episode:
    It was a summer all full moons, caws of frogs, whistles of chaffinches (Italo Calvino)

    In collaboration with Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa

    Reading episodes from Il Barone Rampante in the enchanting scenography of the secular trees of the city parks. Every evening at 6.30 pm ten excellent actors tell, day after day, the stories of Cosimo, the young baron that on June,25 , 1767, after a banal quarrel with his father, jump on a tree, climbs among the branches, he passes from a plant to another, and he decides that he won’t go down anymore.
    An evocative and symbolic narration, rich of obstacles and of meetings, of memorable characters, romantic and passionate loves, comic stories.
    The interpreters bring in life a world fact of awakenings, of smells and noises that have the suggestive strength and nature to  give form and voice to that world, fantastic and poetic  at the same time that makes of Calvino a great creator of imaginary universes and at the same time extremely shiny, real, actual.

    In case of raining the reading will be held in Sala degli Svaghi, Castello di Masnago, via Monguelfo, 42.

  • At 09:00 pm - Villa Panza - FAI  - Biumo Superiore, piazza Litta n. 1

    The Archetype of a Work

  • At 09:00 pm - Palazzo Estense  - Via Luigi Sacco, 5 - Varese

    To cultivate the Landscape

    Projection of the short film “Le rupi del vino” directed by Ermanno Olmi; to follow: conference.

    The respect of the agriculture for the rural territory produces the beauty of the landscape. Landscape of quality doesn’t exist without agriculture of quality. The cinema has investigated the themes of the ancient agrarian wisdoms and the landscape in different occasions.
    A beautiful film knows in fact  how to communicate and to excite, to transmit feelings that show the cycle of the seasons and the flowing of the time.
    The evening foresees the projection of the short film ” Wine’s cliffs” of Ermanno Olmi, a film dedicated to the relationship among man, agriculture and landscape.
    The projection will be preceded by an introduction by Mario Allodi and it will continue with a conversation to more voices, that it will drive the public to the knowledge and the reflection of the landscape to observe and from “to cultivate.”

    Program:

    • Introduction by Mario Allodi, landscape architect.
    • Projection short film.
    • Conversation with: Mario AllodiLuca Rendina, artist and journalist; Carlo Meazza, photographer; Antonio Pedretti, artist.
      Giuliana Gatti moderator, delegated AIAPP Lombardia – Provincia di Varese.

    In collaboration with the Associazione Italiana Architetti Paesaggisti.

  • Friday 6 October
  • At 08:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 02:30 pm - Villa Torelli Mylius  - Via Fiume n. 38

    Parco Villa Mylius

    Guided  tours made by the agronomists of the Varese’ common, dedicated to the children of the primary schools

  • At 08:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 02:30 pm - Giardini Estensi  - Entry by via Sacco n. 9 (Biblioteca Civica)

    Giardini estensi

    Guided  tours made by the agronomists of the Varese’ common, dedicated to the children of the primary schools

  • At 08:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 02:30 pm - Villa Augusta  - Giubiano, Via S. Giusto n. 6

    Parco Villa Augusta

    Guided tours made by the agronomists of the Varese’ common, dedicated to the children of the primary schools

  • At 10:00 am, 11:00 am - Villa Mirabello  - Varese, Piazza Motta n. 4

    Musei Civici di Villa Mirabello

    Guided visits “Cult City inLombardia” in English, dedicated to children of secondary schools.

  • At 10:00 am, 11:30 am - Villa Al Nonaro  - Masnago, Via Bolchini n. 12

    Villa al Nonaro

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    Book
  • At 02:30 pm - Teatro "G. Santuccio"  - Via Sacco n. 10 – Varese

    Varese, the City of the circular economy

    From landscape enhancement to the politics of the efficiency and the recycling, for a sustainable and smart city

    CONFERENCE

    From the idea of sustainable development to the green economy up to the sharing economy, in the last years they are multiplied the names of an economy that really knows how to reconcile the bio-ecological cycles with the human development. To reconsider the economy in function of the environment means  bring back our model of development to the circularity typical of the ecological systems: they work and they develop themselves only if they’re  able to be regenerate, to transform the subject, to absorb the discarded products and to put them again in circle. The circular economy touches all the most important circles: from the green industry to the waters, from the cycle of the garbage to the protection of the air, from the exploitation of the landscape patrimony to the management of the parks, from the electric mobility to the politics for feeding. Can Varese become a “circular city”? Perhaps partly we are a circular city. With so many guests we will try to understand what practical implications the circular economy can have and we will discover that it is more concrete and near to our daylife.

    Moderators

    • Dino De Simone, Assessor for environment, wellness and sport of the Comune di Varese
    • Michele Mancino, Journalist of Varesenews

    Speakers

    • Honorable, Member of Parliament Maria Chiara Gadda
    • Fabio Iraldo, Institute of Economy and Politics of the Energy and the Environment, Università Luigi Bocconi di Milan, Scuola Universitaria Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa: The circular economy and the environment
    • George Caporaso (eco-design)
    • Laura Marchini, Carlsberg Italia: The Carlsberg experience
    • Andrea Bergonzi, Associazione Non solo pane: The social agriculture
    • Alessandra Rambaldi, Novamont / Ecozema: The new chemistry
    • Giuseppe Mauri, RSE Ricerche Sistema Elettronico: Electric mobility
    • Michela Giavini, ARS Ambiente: The new concept of refusal: from the crib to the crib
    • Silvio Aimetti, Mayor of Comerio: The role of a local corporate: from microcosmos to the after Whirlpool
    • Iuri Franzosi, Confindustria, ANCE: Zero impact housing
    • Fabio Minazzi, Università dell’Insubria: The agricultural land economy
  • At 03:00 pm, 04:30 pm - Villa Paradeisos  - Casbeno, Via Campigli n. 34

    Villa Paradeisos

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    Book
  • At 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa Bianchi Piatti Clerici  - Velate, Via Duca D'Aosta n. 15

    Villa Bianchi Piatti Clerici

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    Book
  • At 04:00 pm - Villa Panza - FAI  - Biumo Superiore, piazza Litta n. 1

    Origins and evolution of FAI

    Monuments, gardens, coastline, landscapes and works of art. To listen the places and to return them to the collectivity

    Talking with Marco Magnifico, Executive Vice-President of the FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano

  • At 06:30 pm - Villa Torelli Mylius  - Via Fiume n. 38

    Di ramo in ramo di villa in villa

    Episodes from Barone Rampante by Italo Calvino

    Peppe Servillo reads the eighth episode:
    It is her, it is her” Cosimo thought more and more burnt by his hope ( Italo Calvino)

    Reading episodes from Il Barone Rampante in the enchanting scenography of the secular trees of the city parks. Every evening at 6.30 pm ten excellent actors tell, day after day, the stories of Cosimo, the young baron that on June,25 , 1767, after a banal quarrel with his father, jump on a tree, climbs among the branches, he passes from a plant to another, and he decides that he won’t go down anymore.
    An evocative and symbolic narration, rich of obstacles and of meetings, of memorable characters, romantic and passionate loves, comic stories.
    The interpreters bring in life a world fact of awakenings, of smells and noises that have the suggestive strength and nature to  give form and voice to that world, fantastic and poetic  at the same time that makes of Calvino a great creator of imaginary universes and at the same time extremely shiny, real, actual.

    In case of raining the reading will be held in the interiors of the same villa.

  • Saturday 7 October
  • At 09:00 am - VIA FRANCISCA DEL LUCOMAGNO  - Via Sacra

    Via Francisca del Lucomagno

    Path from Sacro Monte to the Varese Lake

    Meeting at 8.45 am under the Statue of the Mosè (on top of the Via Sacra).

    A walk of other times where the magnificence of the mountains leaves the place to splendid panoramas: the Via Francisca del Lugomagno is a path full of historical and religious testimonies, that allowed, in ancient age, pilgrims and emperors to reach Rome departing from the Lake of Constancy . The proposed itinerary runs through Cammino della Via Francisca, that pass trough the city center and arrives to the Varese Lake.

    Conclusion of path in Cemetery of Cartabbia, on the Capolago’s plain.

    (The whole run of the covers n. 3 continue on Via Novellina, toward Gazzada)

    Obligatory booking, maximum 20 people, on www.vareselandoftourism.com/eventivfl

     

  • At 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 04:00 pm - Villa Biumi-Redaelli  - Biumo Superiore, Via Paisiello n. 9

    Villa Biumi-Redaelli

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    Book
  • At 10:00 am, 11:00 am - Villa and Brewery Poretti  - Via Olona n. 103 - Induno Olona (Varese)

    Villa and brewery Poretti

    Meeting at the entry of the brewery and after a guided tour to the villa and brewery.
    Only 30 persons admitted.  Booking is obligatory.

    Book
  • At 10:00 am - Villa Andrea Ponti  - Biumo superiore, piazza Litta n. 2

    Villa Andrea and botanic path in Ville Ponti gardens

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    In collaboration with Associazione Florovivaisti Varesini.

    Book
  • At 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa San Francesco  - Biumo, Via Mozzoni n. 10

    Villa San Francesco

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    Book
  • At 10:00 am - Palace Grand Hotel  - Via Luciano Manara n. 11 – Varese

    The Architect Giuseppe Sommaruga in Varese

    In the year when the centennial of the disappearance and the 150 years from architect Giuseppe Sommaruga’s birth, Confcommercio Imprese per l’Italia-Uniascom of the Provincia di Varese and Soprintendenza Archeologica Belle Arti e Paesaggio for the Province di Como, Lecco, Monza-Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio, Varese, contribute to celebrate the works of the more main architect of Liberty in Varese.

    They will be present:

    • Davide Galimberti, Mayor of Varese
    • George Angelucci, President Confcommercio Provincia di Varese
    • Cristina Cappellini, Assesor for the cultures, identity and autonomies, Regione Lombardia

    Speakers:

    • Ornella Selvafolta,  Ordinary Teacher of Politecnico di Milano: Giuseppe Sommaruga and the Milan architecture among ’800 and ‘900
    • Luca Rinaldi, Superintendent Soprintendenza Archeologica Belle Arti e Paesaggio for the Province di Como, Lecco, Monza-Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio, Varese: Giuseppe Sommaruga in Varese
    • Angela Baila, Teacher Politecnico di Milano: Villas at Campo dei Fiori (1910-1915)
    • Marco Tamborini, Società Storica Varesina: New cognitive elements of the activity of Sommaruga in Varese

    After the lunch The tastes of the Belle Époque, taken back of the jobs with the projection of tapes of Varese of beginnings ‘900 (Video Library of the Provincia di Varese) and conference The works of Giuseppe Sommaruga in Varese: perspectives of recovery and revitalisation for a cultural tourism.

     

  • At 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 03:00 pm, 04:30 pm - Villa Festi-Zambeletti  - Velate, Via Carini n. 17

    Villa Festi-Zambeletti

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    Book
  • At 10:00 am - Monastero di Torba  - Via Stazione - Castelseprio, Varese

    Il silenzio

    Listening and suspension in connection with the surrounding nature

    The Monastery of Torba,  place from the sincere and marvelous charm, absorbed in an atmosphere distant from the rhythms of daylife, suspended in the silence of nature, so faraway from the common flowing of the time. A path  through the words of Mario Brunello, and the “no music” of John Cage and the words of the nature.

  • At 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 03:30 pm, 04:30 pm - Monastero di Torba  - Via Stazione - Castelseprio, Varese

    FAI day

    Monastero di Torba

    Meeting 15 min. before the timetable and guided visit to the gardens.

  • At 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 03:30 pm, 04:30 pm - Villa della Porta Bozzolo  - Viale Senatore Camillo Bozzolo n. 5 - Casalzuigno, Varese

    FAI day

    Villa della Porta Bozzolo

    Meeting 15 min. before the timetable and guided visit to the gardens.

  • At 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 03:30 pm, 04:30 pm - Villa Panza - FAI  - Biumo Superiore, piazza Litta n. 1

    FAI day

    Villa Panza-FAI

    Meeting 15 min. before the timetable and guided visit to the gardens.

  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:30 pm - Villa Paradeisos  - Casbeno, Via Campigli n. 34

    Villa Paradeisos

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    Book
  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm, 05:00 pm - Villa Carmen Sylva  - Biumo Superiore, Via Marzorati n. 16

    Villa Carmen Sylva

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    Book
  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa Bianchi Piatti Clerici  - Velate, Via Duca D'Aosta n. 15

    Villa Bianchi Piatti Clerici

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    Book
  • At 11:00 am - Villa Panza - FAI  - Biumo Superiore, piazza Litta n. 1

    Garden architecture

    Conversing with Paolo Pejrone.

    “I think that there is an important relationship between making gardens and the protection of the landscape. The creation of  landscape miniaturized the garden can help even to understand the problems of the macro-landscape” (2011).

  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa Mozzoni  - Biumo Superiore, Vicolo Torelli n. 1

    Villa Mozzoni

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    Book
  • At 11:00 am, 02:00 pm, 03:00 pm - Villa Aletti-Spartivento  - Biumo, Via Castiglioni, n. 22

    Villa Aletti-Spartivento

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    Book
  • At 02:00 pm, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa Colombo  - Bosto, Via S. Pedrino n. 10

    Villa Colombo

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

    Book
  • At 05:00 pm - Villa Panza - FAI  - Biumo Superiore, piazza Litta n. 1

    Alessandro Taverna Concert

    With the piano Pleyel of Villa Panza

    Music inspired by the themes of nature and landscape performed on piano Pleyel.

    Program

    • DEBUSSY, Reflets dans l’eau (da Images, Premiere Serie)
    • CHOPIN, Ballad n.1 in C minor, op.18
    • RAVEL, Jeux d’eau
    • CHOPIN, Ballad n.4 in F minor, op.52
    • DEBUSSY, L’isle joyeuse
    • CHOPIN, Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante op.22

    Pointed out by the English musical criticism as “natural successor of his great italian fellow Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli», Alessandro Taverna possesses a musical creativeness able “to make to rise a feeling of wonder as a visit in his native Venice.”

    Alessandro Taverna is well-know at international level to the Contest Pianistico of Leeds in 2009. Since then his career has brought him to perform all over the world in the most important salt and musical seasons: Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Musikverein di Vienna, Royal Festival Hall e Wigmore Hall di Londra, Gasteig di Monaco, Konzerthaus di Berlino, Philharmonic Hall di Liverpool, Sala Verdi e Auditorium di Milano, Bridgewater Hall di Manchester, Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma.

    On the occasion of the concert of Villa Panza – FAI,  Taverna will play on the piano Pleyel of ownership of the same villa. Built for the 1855 Paris Universal Exposition, this particular model  is one of the two samples in all the world.

    ATTENTION: THE PLACES FOR THE CONCERT ARE SOLD OUT

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  • At 06:30 pm - Villa Mirabello  - Varese, Piazza Motta n. 4

    Di ramo in ramo di villa in villa

    Episodes from Barone Rampante by Italo Calvino

    Arianna Scommegna reads the ninth episode:
    It was suspended to a trunk in his stuffed sack, with only the head out, as a bird. (from Italo Calvino)

    Reading to episodes from Il Barone Rampante in the enchanting scenography of the secular trees of the city parks. Every evening to the 18.30 ten excellent actors tell, day after day, the stories of Cosimo, the young baron that June 25 th 1767, after a banal quarrel with his father, jump on a tree, climbs among the branches, it passes from a plant to the other, and it decides that it won’t go down anymore.
    An evocative and symbolic narration, rich of mishaps and of meetings, of memorable characters, romantic and passionate loves, comic stories irresistibly.
    The interpreters bring in life a world fact of awakenings, of odors and noises that have the suggestive strength and prorompente of the nature to give form and voice to that world at the fantastic and poetic same time that makes of Calvino a great creator of imaginary universes and at the same time extremely shiny, real, actual.

     

  • At 08:30 pm - Via Sacra and Borgo di S. Maria del Monte  - Località prima Cappella

    Paths in nighttime along the Via Sacra

    Meeting at the First Chapel, after a climb in nighttime along the Via Sacra with Eugene Guglielmi, university teacher of Aesthetics, conclusive conversation to the House Museum Pogliaghi.

    Description itinerary
    Crossed intinerary between cult and symbol in nightime along the Via Sacra, patrimony of the UNESCO, with the support of the Voluntary Ecological Watches of the Park Regional Campo dei Fiori. The walk will be driven from professor Eugene Guglielmi, teacher of Aesthetics to the university of the Studies in Florence.
    The itinerary develops him on a gradient of around 400 meters and therefore it recommends to wear comfortable footwears.

    Service shuttle free from square De Gasperi at 08.00 pm with arrival for 08.30 pm in the place First Chapel; return 11.30 pm from square Pogliaghi with arrival in the square De Gasperi around midnight.

    In collaboration with Parco Regionale Campo dei Fiori.

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  • Sunday 8 October
  • At 09:00 am - Campo dei Fiori  - Pensione Irma – via al Belvedere n. 17

    Panoramic path Campo dei Fiori

    Meeting at 8.45 am to the Pension Irma.

    The prealpines lakes and the level zone up to Milan, the Italian Alps with the Rosa Mountain and those French with the Monviso, the Greatest Lake and the Swiss Alps: suggestive panoramic path that will give the possibility to observe in all of its beauty the panoramas between art and nature that the territory of Varese offers to the visitors.

    Length crossed: around 4 km
    Gradient: middle
    Run: for everybody
    Time of route: around 2 hours
    Departure: Pension Irma (Campo dei Fiori)
    Arrival: Pension Irma (Campo dei Fiori)

    Path guided by the Guardie Ecologiche Volontarie del Parco Regionale Campo dei Fiori.

    Obligatory booking, maximum 30 people

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  • At 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 03:00 pm, 04:30 pm - Villa Festi-Zambeletti  - Velate, Via Carini n. 17

    Villa Festi-Zambeletti

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 04:00 pm - Villa Biumi-Redaelli  - Biumo Superiore, Via Paisiello n. 9

    Villa Biumi-Redaelli

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 10:00 am, 01:00 pm - Villa and Brewery Poretti  - Via Olona n. 103 - Induno Olona (Varese)

    Villa and brewery Poretti

    Meeting at the entry of the brewery and after a guided tour to the villa and brewery.
    Only 30 persons admitted.  Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 01:30 pm, 03:00 pm - Astronomic observatory "G.V. SCHIAPARELLI"  - Campo dei Fiori

    Open doors to the Observatory

    Runs of the planets of the solar system

    Visit of the structure and Observation of the Sun.

    To the discovery of the observatory and the Cittadella di Scienze della Natura, center of the Astronomic Society founded by Salvatore Furia in the 1956. An unique place in Italy, open to volunteers and visitors to constitute an ideal bridge of understanding between the Science and the people. A run between sky and earth on the footsteps of an unforgettable teacher.
    The observatory is on  1230 meters high and the temperatures they are usually inferior of around 6 degrees in comparison to the city. Besides the parking  for the autos is  away 700 meters  from the observatory and the road it is in slope: it’s recommended a suitable wearing.
    Guided visit. Meeting at the entrance.
    Obligatory booking, maximum 30 people.

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  • At 11:00 am, 02:00 pm, 03:00 pm - Villa Aletti-Spartivento  - Biumo, Via Castiglioni, n. 22

    Villa Aletti-Spartivento

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa Agosteo  - Sacro Monte - Via dell'Annunciazione

    Villa Agosteo

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:30 pm - Villa Paradeisos  - Casbeno, Via Campigli n. 34

    Villa Paradeisos

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa Bianchi Piatti Clerici  - Velate, Via Duca D'Aosta n. 15

    Villa Bianchi Piatti Clerici

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm, 05:00 pm - Villa Carmen Sylva  - Biumo Superiore, Via Marzorati n. 16

    Villa Carmen Sylva

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 11:00 am - Teatrino dell'oratorio di Velate  - Piazza Santo Stefano - Velate, Varese

    Pietro Fabris, Violin. Francesco Ricci, Piano

    Program:

    • L. van Beethoven, Sonata n. 5 for Violin and Piano “La Primavera” in F major;
    • W.A. Mozart, Six Variations for Violin and Piano KV360;
    • L. van Beethoven, Sonata n. 7 for Violin and Piano in C minor op.30. n.2.

    The concert proposed by Pietro Fabris, violinist already from different years started to a bright international career, and from Francesco Ricci, figure of scientist and musician, degree with praise in astronomy and in piano, play two among the most important violin pages of all the eight hundred, both of Beethoven: the Sonata note as “Primavera”, because of the diffused music and the Sonata in C minor n.7 the more intensely expressive among the three of the op. 30. To the center of the concert as an oasis of peace, we will find instead six melancholy variations of Mozart K 360, once strong point of the great David Oistrakh.

    At the end of the concert, it will follow the visit of the garden and an aperitivo in the parvis of Villa Longoni-Bortoluzzi, (Via Piatti, n.1) a fascinating historical bulidng put in the heart of the suburb of Velate,  near the parish church.

  • At 02:00 pm, 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm - Villa Colombo  - Bosto, Via S. Pedrino n. 10

    Villa Colombo

    Guided visit to the park, meeting 15 minutes before the  scheduled timetables at the entrance of the villa. For every turn only 30 people are admitted. Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 03:00 pm - Palazzo Estense  - Via Luigi Sacco, 5 - Varese

    Closing of the Festival

    Speakers

    • Davide Galimberti, mayor of Varese
    • Roberto Cecchi, alderman to the culture
    • Cristina Cappellini, alderman to the Cultures, Identity and Autonomies of Region Lombardy

    It will conclude:
    Ilaria Borletti Buitoni
    State Secretary for the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo

  • At 03:30 pm, 04:45 pm - Villa Panza - FAI  - Biumo Superiore, piazza Litta n. 1

    The garden of sounds. That music!

    Concerts of the Gordon Ensemble for parents and children from 0 to 6.
    Edited by AIGAM. Italian Association Gordon for the Musical learning

    In every some two concerts will be busy 12 musicians.

    • 15.30 – 16.15 (from 3 to 6)
    • 16.45 – 17.30 (from 0 to 3)

    “Here is the whispering of the waves: songs without words, music and songs, inspire to the landscape, to the nature, to the man’s relationship with the nature. and that they space from the classical one, to the jazz, to the popular one.”

    No stage, the public,  children with their parents, sat in earth surrounded by the musicians prepared around to it. The listening is circular, intimate, deep and it help the meeting among children, emotions and music. True music. No filastrocche or little songs. Brief passages of great musicians, popular songs, more complex modal of musical scale, from the majors to the minors. Children have an innate ability of listening and opening to the world and to complexity. Wound in the music they are free to move, to play, to stay, to repeat a sound, the vibration of a tool, a precise note, in an atmosphere of extraordinary sharing. An experience of meeting a affective relationship also for us, for parents and adults.

    Obligatory booking, maximum 70 participants for concert.

    ATTENTION: THE PLACES FOR THE CONCERT ARE SOLD OUT

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  • At 06:30 pm - Giardini Estensi  - Entry by via Sacco n. 9 (Biblioteca Civica)

    Di ramo in ramo di villa in villa

    Episodes from Barone Rampante by Italo Calvino

    Gioele Dix reads the tenth episode:

    The youth goes away eralier on the earth, imagine on  trees (from Italo Calvino)

    Reading to episodes from Il Barone Rampante in the enchanting scenography of the secular trees of the city parks. Every evening to the 18.30 ten excellent actors tell, day after day, the stories of Cosimo, the young baron that June 25 th 1767, after a banal quarrel with his father, jump on a tree, climbs among the branches, it passes from a plant to the other, and it decides that it won’t go down anymore.
    An evocative and symbolic narration, rich of mishaps and of meetings, of memorable characters, romantic and passionate loves, comic stories irresistibly.
    The interpreters bring in life a world fact of awakenings, of odors and noises that have the suggestive strength and prorompente of the nature to give form and voice to that world at the fantastic and poetic same time that makes of Calvino a great creator of imaginary universes and at the same time extremely shiny, real, actual.

    In case of raining the reading will be held in Salone Estense.

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