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Palazzo e Giardini Estensi

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Address: presso Comune Varese, Varese, Italy
08:00 - 18:00
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Lovely and unknown

This is a quite beautiful park attached to a palazzo. Varese is in general kind of off the beaten track. But if you're there, do check this out. It's reminiscent of the Boboli... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quite beautiful park attached to a palazzo. Varese is in general kind of off the beaten track. But if you're there, do check this out. It's reminiscent of the Boboli Gardens in Firenze, on a smaller scale. Very friendly and welcoming. Locals walking their dogs, kids playing.

Thank Zakatak2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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.

Thank AuntMom
Hufingen, Germany
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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...

1 Thank Beatrix H
Maputo, Mozambique
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank patrizio v
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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.

1 Thank Joean15
Varese, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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

Thank fleurette161
Dalian, China
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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...

1 Thank maddalena d

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