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Villa Monastero between Shakespeare and Manzoni

Villa Monastero between Shakespeare and Manzoni

From Saturday, 15th October, until Wednesday, 30th November, Villa Monastero in Varenna will host an exhibition dedicated to two great writers: William Shakespeare and Alessandro Manzoni.

The exhibition “Villa Monastero between Shakespeare and Manzoni” has been organized on occasion of the anniversary of the death of the English dramatist, considered to be the greatest English writer and the most distinguished dramatist of Western culture, William Shakespeare (1564-1616), during which you will be able to consult the dossier that took its cue from the nineteetnth-century decoration of the Mornico drawing-room, inspired by the tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”. You will also be able to find paintngs related to “The Betrothed”, a bust of the writer, poet and dramatist Alessandro Manzoni and a small statue of Lucia Mondella, the main female character of the novel considered to be the benchmark of Italian literature.

Villa Monastero in Varenna hosts a botanical garden, a museum and is a congress centre. Among the congresses organized in Villa Monastero, there are the summer classes of the Italian School of Physics with the involvement of over 34 Nobel prizes.

Opening times
In November, on Sundays from 11:00 until 17:00
During the week, opening on request for groups and schools

Full price: € 8,00
Reduced price: € 4,00 for people over 65 years of age, groups of more than 10 people, youngsters between 12 and 18 years of age, students between 18 and 24 years of age
Free entrance: children up to 11 years old, disabled and residents of Varenna

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