Access mode and Tickets

Fondazione Augusto Rancilio is pleased to welcome you to the Villa delle Meraviglie! We await you every Sunday from 11am to 5pm (last admission at 4pm), with guided tours of the Palace and the splendid historic Garden, where you can get lost in Art, Nature and Beauty.
Tickets: you can choose between a FAR Pass (season ticket) for the special price of € 20, or day tickets for entrance with autonomous visit, entrance with guided tour of the palace or entrance with guided tour of the Palace and Garden.

Click HERE to buy your tickets online on Eventbrite!

What types of tours are available?

  • ENTRANCE WITH GUIDED TOUR OF THE PALACE: the itinerary, lasting about 1 hour, will take you to discover the most illustrious rooms of the Villa - not can be visited without the presence of the Guides: the majestic Sala di Phaeton, with the spectacular eighteenth-century fresco by the Galliari Brothers, the scenographers of the Scala in Milan, and the wonderful Ballroom, the triumph of the most refined Lombard Baroque, the Sala della Caccia, the only environment in which still today there are twelve paintings from 1707 by the master Angelo Maria Crivelli known as Crivellone; the majestic Museum Room which preserves the imposing sculpture of Tiberius, formerly believed to be Pompey the Great, the statue under which according to legend Julius Caesar was stabbed. Also open to the public for the first time is the Arconati Library - in which about 2,000 ancient volumes are kept - the restoration of which has made it possible to rediscover the beautiful eighteenth-century frescoes. After the tour, you can stay in the Garden as long as you wish, until closing time.
    Adults > 18 years old: 15 €
    Reduced 11-17 years old, people with disabilities, holders of admission tickets to Villa Litta 2021: 12 €
    Free up to 10 years, persons accompanying persons with disabilities: Free
    Supplement for FAR Pass 2021 holders: 5 €
  • ENTRANCE WITH GUIDED TOUR OF THE PALACE AND GARDEN: this brand new guided tour of about 90 minutes will take you to discover the Palace and the twelve hectares of the spectacular monumental garden, one of the very few examples of Italian and French gardens that are still preserved today in all Lombardy: silent statues lying in their theaters, fountains with spectacular water features, walls of vegetation that create perspective avenues make this garden a place with a unique charm. A walk to discover the most evocative and recently restored environments: the Limonaia and the Torre delle Acque, the Andromeda theater and the majestic Diana Theater, the Teatro Grande dedicated to the Senses and the Seasons, up to the eighteenth-century parterre, where the restoration has revived the spectacular eighteenth-century drawing by Marc'Antonio Dal Re. In case of bad weather, the visit will be carried out entirely in the Palace, with access to some rooms not included in the traditional tour itinerary. 
    Adults > 18 years old: 18 €
    Reduced 11-17 years old, people with disabilities, holders of admission tickets to Villa Litta 2021: 18 €
    Free up to 10 years, persons accompanying persons with disabilities: Free
    Supplement for FAR Pass 2021 holders: 8 €
  • ENTRANCE ONLY: allows access to the Monumental Garden - with its 7 theaters, 40 classical statues and fountains, water features, a labyrinth and much more! It also allows contingent access to the Museum Room, the ancient Armory and the Stables built starting from the code of Leonardo Da Vinci's "Ideal Stable", once owned by Galeazzo Arconati. And again.. the south-east apartment, which houses the contemporary art exhibition "L'artificio pulsante. Riccardo Rossati a Villa Arconati-FAR".
    Adults > 18 years old: 10 €
    Reduced 11-17 years old, people with disabilities, holders of admission tickets to Villa Litta 2021: 7 €
    Free up to 10 years, persons accompanying persons with disabilities, FAR Pass 2021 holders: Free
  • FAR PASS: a seasonal ticket that allows you to access as many times as you want during the days of opening to the public. You will enter without queuing, and when you want, you can participate in guided tours by paying a small supplement, thus supporting the Foundation with your precious contribution!
    FAR Pass 2021: € 20

Other Information

  • EXHIBITIONS 2021: Augusto Rancilio Foundation organizes, during the year, three exhibitions that can be visited in coincidence with the openings to the public, included in the entrance ticket to the Villa (until 31st of October).
  • BOOKSHOP: a selection of books, guides, gift ideas, stationery on the theme of the garden and ancient historic houses. From today it is also available Shop online.
  • CAFFE’ GOLDONI: available to all visitors, Caffè Goldoni offers a cafeteria service, a tasty lunch buffet served and, on request, catering for any type of event .


  • Reservation required online. In compliance with DPCM 02/03/2021 you must buy your ticket within the day before the chosen date, also for the categories that benefit from free admission.
  • Green Pass: it is mandatory to bring the certification proving the inoculation of at least the first Sars-CoV-2 vaccine dose (validity 9 months), or the recovery from the Sars-CoV-2 infection (validity 6 months), or the carrying out of a test molecular or rapid antigenic with negative result for the Sars-CoV-2 virus (valid for 48 hours). At the moment, children under the age of twelve are exempted and those who, for proven health reasons, cannot get vaccinated on the basis of appropriate medical certification. 
  • Bring your reservation with you, printed or in digital format on the display: we will check it at the entrance.
  • Body temperature will be measured at the entrance. If the value is equal to or greater than 37.5 degrees, we will not be able to allow access to protect the safety of all visitors and staff.
  • It is important to arrive on time and in any case no more than 15 minutes before the booking time to avoid crowds.
  • If you find a queue, wait your turn keeping the interpersonal distance of at least one meter.
  • It is advisable to bring only small bags with you: it will not be possible to access with food brought from outside and there will be no wardrobe service.
  • Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash.
  • NB: The gardens are only partially accessible to people with motor disabilities.


  • Always wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Access with filter masks is not allowed.
  • It is recommended to always respect the distance of at least 1 meter from other people, to follow the paths indicated by the signs and the indications provided by our staff
  • The use of the benches located on the tour is allowed to 1 person at a time
  • Visitors are invited to sanitize their hands before using the toilets
  • It is recommended to throw any PPE (masks, gloves or other) in the appropriate baskets.
  • ONLY in case of risk of gatherings and to protect the health of all visitors, you may be asked to leave the site after the 2-hour visit. The time indicated on the ticket will be valid.