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La Scarzuola

| Frazione Montegiove, Montegabbione, Italy
+39 0763 837463
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Interesting site to see, tiresome owner

It's fun to visit this crazy architectural fantasy, and worth the trip - if you're in the area - to... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Canberra, Australia
via mobile
Absolutely Amazing

What a fantasy. The place is a dream. Brian gave us a tour with about 8 others. An old restored... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
shayne r
New York City, New York
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| Frazione Montegiove, Montegabbione, Italy
+39 0763 837463
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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

1  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

Thank shayne r
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

1  Thank celiaghirardi
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

In the middle of nowhere at the end of a very long twisting winding unmade up road you arrive in fairyland! The most incredible twentieth century folly. An unimaginable concoction set on an Umbrian hillside. You must book, ask about tours in English. We were...More

Thank RogerAM
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Visiting friends in Umbria we headed off for a visit of a convent where Francis d'Asisi is said to have stayed and which an Italian architect from Milan Tommaso Buzzi bought in 1956. What he then did to the place is fascinating! You have to...More

2  Thank Lizioli
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The setting is formidable. The convent, built on a location where San Francesco stopped, is impressive with its walls and chapel. Behind, the ideal city of architect Tomaso Buzzi built with tufo bricks challenges your mind and spirit and brings you in a world of...More

1  Thank stezene
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved this tour. Our tour guide was wonderful- he was very I formative and told some fantastic stories! This place is indescribable!!! Unlike anything we have ever seen before!!

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 16 July 2016

What an absolutely extraordinary place in the middle of nowhere. Our Italian friend had told us about La Scarzuola so we thought we'd make the hour and a half drive from our hotel to visit. We are so glad to have made the effort, it's...More

Thank Sagittarius09
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is quite simply a unique place and well worth a visit. Other reviews have covered most aspects so I'll add a few comments on how to visit La Scarzuola as it's only open for pre-booked groups with a minimum number of people. If you...More

2  Thank LoveItaly700
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Loved the theatrical pull cord bell to toll the arrival of guests at the front gate. And then it opens.... and the next hour and a half is like being in Willy Wonka's garden. I loved it and was amazed at just what lay behind...More

1  Thank Nicole R
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Megan W
Is there a dress code? How long is tour?
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.
We are planning to visit La Scarzuola in April 2016. How can we get in touch with Brian (the English speaking guide)? Does anyone have a telephone number, email address or physical address?
2 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
Is there parking? Free?
5 October 2015|
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Response from PopSteve | Reviewed this property |
There is free parking. The PLACE is about 2 km from the main road, but the PARKING is right at it.