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In 2009, in compliance with regional directives aimed to improve small and medium businesses in city centers, Varese Urban District of Commerce was established, which operates through the Association IN VARESE. - MORE -

Who We Are

In 2009, in compliance with regional directives aimed to improve small and medium businesses in city centers, Varese Urban District of Commerce was established, which operates through the Association IN VARESE. The Association is participated by the Municipality of Varese, UNIASCOM Union Traders Association of the Varese Province, Varese Confesercenti and other major town Associations. The Association works for the development of marketing actions functional to enhance commercial operators in the district area corresponding with the city center and integrated actions and system dedicated to the District customers. During events organized on the territory, carries out activities aim to promote the retailers and the incoming flows of tourists by providing information services, even with modern technology. Will also put attention to the improvement of aesthetics and decoration of spaces for trade, the managing system for the access flows to the areas of the District, as well as actions in safety favor.

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District Trade In Varese
Via Sacco, 5
21100 Varese (VA)
Phone: 0331234567
Fax: 0331234567
Email: info@varesesmartcity.com
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VILLA LITTA PANZA

Villa Litta Panza is a U-shaped baroque building facing the foot of the hills and the large surrounding park, which is typical of the Biumo (Varese) area. Rare, valuable essences grow here, such as an enormous Liriodendron, an exemplary Fagus Asplenifolia, examples of holm oaks, Turkey oaks,Araucaria Araucana, and a gigantic Catalpa.
Villa Panza: history
The unique layout implemented by the purchaser, Marquis Paolo Antonio Menafoglio, reveals a desire for peaceful intimacy, and includes an inner courtyard not facing public areas, as was the tradition at the time. The first nucleus of the noble home dates back to the 1600’s. It was surrounded by a French garden, which was replaced with an English park in the 1800’s.
Large natural zones and fascinating areas were created such as the little lake, the grotto and the hill of the small temple. In 1823, the villa was purchased by the Litta family, who expanded it with the elegant neoclassical sitting room (probably work by Albertolli), two stables and the orangery.
12 years later, the building and surrounding park were sold to the Panza family from Biumo, who kept it until 1996 when Giuseppe Panza (an enthusiastic collector of American contemporary art) decided to donate the entire complex, its historic furnishings and some pieces from his personal collection to the FAI Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano (Italian Foundation for the Environment). The pieces from his personal collection included 21 pieces of Pre-Columbian art and over 100 pieces of contemporary art. These works are currently on display inside the ancient residence, and constitute the well-known Collection of Contemporary Art of Villa Panza.
The Collection of Contemporary Art of Villa Litta Panza
The tour starts in the Courtyard of Honour and continues through the portico to the monumental flight of steps leading to the first floor. The sitting room and adjacent dining room have African, Pre-Columbian and contemporary sculptures.
The gallery has works by the only Italian artist in the museum: Ettore Spalletti. The rooms partially used as the Hall of Honour have works by Max Cole, P. Sims, W. Roeth and A. Graham. The visit of the rustici rooms is reserved for small, guided groups.

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