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Villa Flecchia

Villa Flecchia

Artistic landscapes above the morainic amphitheatre of the Serra d’Ivrea

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Regularly open

Contacts

+39 0125 778100
faiflecchia@fondoambiente.it

Villa Flecchia Pirol plays host to a precious collection of more than 60 artworks dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. Here, the stunning mountainscape that can be glimpsed through the windows reappears in the artworks hanging on the walls, all painted by highly accomplished artists.

Donated to FAI by Piero and Franca Enrico in 2011

Built between 1955 and 1970 and featuring simple architectural lines, Villa Flecchia Pirol is sited in a spectacular location overlooking the Canavese area. The impressively furnished interior of the villa houses a valuable collection of 19th/20th-century paintings, compiled with great passion by the architect Piero Enrico and focusing on the works of artists who were leading lights of the Piedmontese painting scene in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The collection encompasses an array of styles, ranging from the beautiful, sentimental landscapes of Antonio Fontanesi, to the abstract compositions of Friuli native Luigi Spazzapan. The common thread linking up the various approaches taken by these painters is a shared passion for the landscape. The paintings seem to be engaged in a sort of “beauty contest” with the extraordinary panorama that can be admired from every window of the villa. The jaw-dropping view takes in the flat plains – where the lush woodlands and cultivated fields afford brief glimpses of small towns and villages – and extends all the way to the horizon, interrupted only by the mountainous reliefs of the morainic range of Ivrea.

In 2011, Piero and his wife Franca decided to donate the Villa to FAI, the intention being, as Piero put it: “To preserve for the future what I have collected with love and sacrifice during the course of my life”

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Visitor information
Opening hours

Villa Flecchia re-opens to the public on Sunday June 2nd, 2019, with the following opening hours:

Sunday: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm.

Last admission: one hour before closure.

How to get there

By car

  • From Milan - A4 Milan-Turin Motorway (“Autostrada A4 Milano-Torino”), take the Carisio exit, continue on the SP3 road heading towards Cerrione and then to the mediaeval village of Magnano (Biella).
  • From Turin - A5 Turin-Aosta Motorway (“Autostrada A5 Torino-Aosta”), take the A4/E25 junction for Milan/Alessandria, first exit for Albiano d'Ivrea, continue on the SP80 road heading towards Bollengo and then the SP338 road towards Magnano (Biella).

The villa is located just 10 km from Lake Viverone (20 minutes’ drive): from there, proceed towards Anzasco, then take the SP56 road for Zimone and Magnano.

Tickets

Entry to the villa is free but contributions are gratefully received.

Guided Tours

From 10am there are guided tours every hour. Guided tours can also be booked for groups and schools.

Accessibility

Disabled visitors can access free-of-charge those FAI properties that are open to the public by showing their ANMIC (Associazione Nazionale Mutilati e Invalidi Civili) card.

Venue hire and events

Choose the Villa for your events

The villa and its art collection await you near Ivrea

Immersed in the enchanted landscape of the morainic amphitheatre of Ivrea and with views over Lake Viverone, this villa plays host to an important Piedmontese family’s collection of 20th-century art and furnishings, which serve as the backdrop for receptions, private parties and photo and film shoots.

Moreover, by choosing a FAI property for your event, you are contributing to the conservation and protection of Italy’s heritage.

Get in touch!

For information
Francesco Reale
f.reale@fondoambiente.it

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