The Park

The villa is surrounded by a fine park, which can be enjoyed by the public during the months in which the Museum is open.

© Museo Vincenzo Vela / Photo Mauro Zeni
© Museo Vincenzo Vela / Photo Mauro Zeni

The original features of the park have been re-created, notably the formal part in the Italian style towards the village of Ligornetto, the broad sloping English lawn, and the chestnut copse north of the villa, near the natural pond  which in the artist's day was actually a small lake.

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The park today also has an interesting camellia shrubbery, many of whose specimens are botanical and thus little-known, plus a citrus grove with very rare species of lemon-trees.


Museo Vincenzo Vela
Largo Vincenzo Vela
6853 Ligornetto
Phone +41 58 481 30 44
Fax +41 58 481 30 43

Phone +41 58 481 30 44/40

Phone +41 58 481 30 40
Fax +41 58 481 30 43

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