Grandi Giardini Italiani Srl

c/o Villa Erba
Largo Luchino Visconti, 4
22012 Cernobbio (COMO)
Italy

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Lombardia

Giardino di Villa Annoni - ReGiS

Cuggiono, Milan

Giardino storico
Parking
Pet not allowed
Wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi Area

How to reach

By car
A4 Milano-Venezia Highway, exit Marcallo Mesero toward Malpensa Airport. Enter into SS336 and continue up to exit Cuggiono South-Mesero North to Cuggiono South / North Mesero

By train
The Villa is accessible from Magenta Railway Station (service by ferrovie dello Stato), or from Castano Primo Railway Station (service by Ferrovie Nord)

By bus
From Milan, underground station Milano -Molino Dorino, there are daily connections to Villa with Movibus Line.

History

The centuries-old park of Villa Annoni was probably outlined by Zanoia himself, although the current form was defined over the following years.
The 23 hectares wide park landscape, is organized into two main areas: on the right side, developing a charming ‘English' garden, while on the left is a later created “Italian” one. Vegetation development is the main difference between the twos: the ‘English' landscape garden, very much in vogue in the neoclassi- cal period, as able to arouse “romantic” atmosphere, is more dense and offers tortuous paths with numerous emotional panoramic outlooks. This side is rich on tall monumental and ancient trees and also a dominated by lush vegetation hidden cave. While, in the Italian one, we find a controlled and organized planting and growth according to a geometric precise pattern.

In the middle of the two gardens, the so-called “telescope perspective” area was created; an open straight space that allows to enjoy an emotional view, which rolls in between the two arbored sides, from villa to the farest side of the park, where stands a neo-classical temple. The temple, located on a mezzanine floor to the opposite side of the park, is home to a bust dedicated to Alessandro Annoni.

In the park there are also curious small edifications, once destined to the observation of birds and for their hunting, but also for the recovery of numerous deers, roedeers and other animals, which once lived in here.
Villa Annoni's park is also valuable for his trees species: above all, the Cedar of Lebanon, a protected monumental tree, 24 mt high and 5 wide, probably planted in 1809. Here's where the botanical trail starts and spreads all over the monumental trees side of the park. Japanese Maples, Atlantic Cedars, Yew-Trees are just few of those trees which can be approached on the walk.

In the park, also a traditional vineyard is cultivated, mainly an experiment of different grapes, which annually produces about one hundred bottles, and it's called “baragipeu”.
Information
Opening hours
Season 2024
From 2 January to 3 March, the Park can be visited during the following opening hours:
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For guided tours contact: guideculturali@gmail.com - mob. +39 340 5063598
Entrance
Free admission
Contact us
Piazza XXV Aprile, 4
20012 Cuggiono (MI)

T. +39 02 972631

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