It was built by the Clerici family in 1690 and later it became property of the Sommarivas, whom it largely owes the fitting out of the park and the bothanical garden. The villa was then bought by Princess Marianna from Nassau, who gave it as a wedding present to her daughter Carlotta.
Inside the villa are some works of the neoclassic period, among which sculptures from the school of Canova (Amore and Psyche), furniture in style, Gobelins tapestries and pendulum clocks of Manfredini.
Its magnificent park, one of the most interesting bothanical gardens in Europe, is famous for the spring flowering of azaleas (around 150 varieties) and rhododendrons, some of which reach exceptional dimensions: up to as much 22 metres tall! The gardens boast more than 500 plant varieties from all over the world.
During the opening time, from mid- March to mid-October, visitors can take part to the different activities and events organized in the gardens (shows, concerts, workshops, competitions).
Adult € 9,00
Senior over 65 € 7,00 (with ID)
Student (valid document) € 5,00
Children under 6 free entrance
Family (2 parents + 2 children) € 20,00
Parties min. 20 persons € 7,00
Parties min. 20 persons SCHOOLS € 3,50
From 14.03 to 28.03 and from 20.10 to 09.11: 10.00AM - 6.00PM ( museum 5.30PM) - Last ticket 5.00PM
From 29.03 to 19.10: 9.00AM - 7.30 PM (museum 6.30PM) - Last ticket 6.00PM