.:. art / from wines to heaven
from September 15, 2000
֍ reopened April 29, 2021
Tue-Sun 10am-6pm; reservation always recommended, and for weekends compulsory the day before
You might consider the Panzas as yet another family of wealthy wine merchants like the Justerinis or the Brooks, and perhaps dismiss their dukedom of Biumo (since 1940) as too recent.
You would be wrong. Giuseppe Panza di Biumo
has assembled one of the most important art collections in the world, and called people like Dan Flavin
, James Turrell
and Robert Irwin
to turn the rooms of his villa (in Biumo, of course) into works of environmental art.
The result, in a neoclassical building which was renovated in 1830 by architect Luigi Canonica, is splendidly open to the public - thanks to the FAI
The current temporary exhibition
is Sudden Time
, with works by Chiara Dynys and Sean Shanahan.
Collezione Panza di Biumo
Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza
Piazza Litta 1, Biumo Superiore
Euro 13 (Euro 6 for FAI and National Trust members)
online reservation required
[+39] 0332 283960