Located between Milan and Varese, Monastero di Torba is a monumental Longobard complex, today part of an archaeology park that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, immersed in nature and centered around an imposing tower with frescoed interiors. Open from March to December, it’s a family destination with an interesting focus on archeology and nature. You can complete your visit with lunch in the annexed restaurant. It offers local and organic food as well as picnic baskets.
● FAI members: free entry
● Adults: € 8
● Reduced (aged 6-18): € 4
● Children aged 0-5: free entry
● Students aged 25 or under: € 4
● Family: €21 for 2 adults and 2 or more children (6-18 years old)
● INTO – The International National Trust members* (for more informations www.into.org/places/), Bienfaiteurs Amis du Louvre*, ICOM*, those with disabilities + 1 companion: free entry
● Residents of the Gornate Olona and Castelseprio local council areas: free entry
● FAI members: € 6
● Adults: € 14
● Reduced (aged 6-18): € 6
● Students aged under 25: € 6
● INTO – The International National Trusts Organization members (for more informations www.into.org/places/), Soci Mécènes e Soci Bienfaiteurs Amis du Louvre, ICOM, those with disabilities + 1 companion: € 6
● Family (2 adults + 2 or more children 6-18 y.o.): € 36,00
During events the price may be subject to change.
FAIr Play Family € 1 on top of the cost of the ticket.
Run until you lose your breath, discover secret passageways, find the perfect place for a somersault, listen to the sounds of nature: there are a total of 60 activities on offer through the “FAIr Play Family” project, which invites children aged 5-12 to discover the interior and exterior of the property in an original, creative way, stimulating their imagination and curiosity.
It is a playful, unconstrained approach that is also respectful to both art and nature, with a view to ensuring that the visitor experience is educational for the younger generation, who after all will be the future “custodians of Italy’s beauty”.
A8 Milan-Varese Motorway (“Autostrada dei Laghi A8 Milano-Varese”): take the Solbiate Arno exit, then follow the signs for Castelseprio and Torba.
By public transport
On Trenord trains, Milan branch: get off at Tradate station, continue by bus (Giuliani & Laudi operator - line B45), head for Varese and get off at the “Torba” stop.
For the train timetables, consult the Trenord site, and for the bus timetables consult the site of the bus operators.
Internal parking for cars near the monastery.
Guided tours lasting one hour are available for groups at the following rates:
• Guided tour in Italian: €70 (maximum 25-30 visitors)
• Guided tour in a language other than Italian: €90 (maximum 25-30 visitors)
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School groups and school children are welcome. Prior booking essential.
Purchases from the bookshop make a tangible contribution to supporting the work of FAI. Don’t miss to taste the local production of honey.
Visitors with disabilities and, when applicable, their caregiver have free access, in accordance with M.D. 507/97 updated to M.D. 13/2019 and L.104/92.
A reduced ticket is required in case of guided tours, events and other additional services.
Guide dogs and therapy dogs with a training certificate for assistance to persons with disabilities are allowed, always on a leash, both in the external areas and inside the Monastery.
For persons with reduced mobility: difficult access to the property due to its historic nature.
The first and second floors of the tower are accessible only by stairs.
The external passages (access road to the church and path along the walls) have a gravel bottom.
The lawn is accessible to all.
from March to September 30th: 10am - 6pm, Wednesday to Sunday
from October 1st to December: 10am - 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday
Prior booking essential on Saturday evenings
For bookings: tel. (+39) 348 8687196
The grounds include a picnic area.
Comfortable shoes are recommended.
E-bike rental. Prior booking recommended.
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Dogs are allowed in the outdoor areas, always on a leash.
Only guide dogs and therapy dogs with a training certificate for assistance to persons with disabilities are allowed inside the Monastery.
Possibility to rent an electric bike on site.
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