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The crazy mind of an architect in reality

Let's call the style "eclectic" … it's a good balance between fabulous meaningful art/architecture... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Truly Bizarre and Worth a Visit

After you travel the long, winding road out to La Scarzuola, you wonder if it's worth it. Yes, the... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Mr L
Foligno, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see to get in contact with old ... new ... darkness and lights. Magic, holy and scientific place. You have to go to understand the essence ;) I will come back asap to get connect to Arpanet and new artificial intelligence of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's call the style "eclectic" … it's a good balance between fabulous meaningful art/architecture that will let you think about the meaning of life … and at the other hand of the balance … it's a warning to never ever say to an architect "just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Akxsel
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We hoped to see this beautiful sight. But on arrival after a bumpy trip we heard from other disappointed visitors that it is online possible to visit it ik you have made a reservation with a guide. Now we know for the next time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 15 August 2018

So glad we found this place. It’s is absolutely remarkable. It has to be the greatest folly ever built. If you are anywhere near Montegabbione, you must visit. The guide is wonderfully entertaining and takes huge pride in the place. Travel the world and you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Andy H
Reviewed 7 January 2018

After you travel the long, winding road out to La Scarzuola, you wonder if it's worth it. Yes, the hour-long tour is worth the trip out. Expect a rather eccentric and "unconventional" tour guide. If you don't want to hear some profanity (if you're easily...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Mr L
Reviewed 13 August 2017

If you are in the area this is a must see! very bizarre/ interesting. Would recommend. English tour guide was great

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank biodegradable
Reviewed 27 July 2017

What an amazing gem of a find this was. We were staying really close by just outside Pornello so emailed via the website to see if they were doing a tour in English during our stay and our luck was in, a tour was planned...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank friedagaric
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

It's fun to visit this crazy architectural fantasy, and worth the trip - if you're in the area - to see the original monastery building alone. The owner goes on and on and some people find him offensive (if you have Italian-speaking children you might...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank 41Rebecca
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

What a fantasy. The place is a dream. Brian gave us a tour with about 8 others. An old restored monastery does not begin to describe this fantasy land. I don't have the words to describe it properly. Google as much as you can and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank slrdjs
Reviewed 30 September 2016

An exotic collection of symbolic buildings - a Milanese architect's idea of the 'ideal city' in the peaceful rolling hills of Umbria. The setting is beautiful. The owner, whose property includes an ancient convent, where, according to tradition St Francis stayed, is likely to be...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank celia g
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7 May 2018|
Response from Laura A | Reviewed this property |
You must book with a phone call and every visit is a guided tour. It's also available in English.
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22 May 2017|
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Response from 41Rebecca | Reviewed this property |
No, but it's all outdoors, so prepare for the weather. Couple of hours.
1 February 2016|
Response from edSchmidt | Reviewed this property |
Hello considering you have to book a guided tour i suggest you send an email in english requesting the assistance of Brian.email address can be found on their site(available also in english) hope that helps you won"t regret... More