Villa Favorita is an exquisite historic mansion and museum located in the municipality of Collina d’Oro, a short distance from Lugano. The villa’s history dates back to the 17th century, and it stands as a fine example of aristocratic architecture and elegance.

The mansion is surrounded by splendid Italian-style gardens, adorned with fountains, statues, and manicured lawns. Visitors can take leisurely strolls through the garden, enjoying the tranquility and beauty of the landscape.

Villa Favorita houses an impressive private collection of art and historical artifacts, which is open to the public as the “Museo d’Arte della Svizzera Italiana” (MASI Lugano). The museum features a diverse range of artworks, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts, offering an enriching cultural experience.

Throughout the year, Villa Favorita hosts various temporary exhibitions, showcasing artworks from different periods and artistic movements. These exhibitions add to the museum’s cultural offerings, attracting art enthusiasts and visitors from far and wide.

The combination of historical grandeur, artistic treasures, and serene gardens makes Villa Favorita a captivating destination for anyone with an appreciation for art, history, and beauty.

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