Our Activities

Villa Paradeisos, in collaboration with the Bunka Cultural Association (Bunka is Japanese for "Culture"), organises various events during the year focusing on Culture, Beauty and Nature.  

An ideal hub between Italian and Japanese culture, or more generally Western and Eastern cultures, Villa Paradeisos is working to bring the two cultures closer together through cultivating mutual Knowledge.

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Upcoming events


 

Saturday 24 November 2018

CONCERTO -  ECHOS QUARTET

Opening of the Villa to the public

Aperitif

As part of the project "Le Dimore del Quartetto", the network that enhances young bow quartets and historical residences in a circular economy, the Echos Quartet returns to Villa Paradeisos with its great concerto:

Anton Webern (1883-1945) – Langsamer Satz

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – Quartet n. 14 in D minor, D. 810, “La Morte e la Fanciulla”

The Concerto is open to the public and free, and on reservation via Eventbrite.

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PROGRAM:

5:30 pm - OPENING OF VILLA PARADEISOS and its gardens to the public, free visit.

6:30 pm - BEGINNING OF THE CONCERTO - duration 1h and 30 min

Afterwards - APERITIF - 10€


 

Sunday 2 December 2018

CHRISTMAS WREATH WORKSHOP

A wreath workshop in Villa Paradeisos. 

A day in the Villa among aromas of cinnamon, ginger, pine and nutmeg, to learn how to create your own Christmas wreath, in collaboration with Davide Bertani Flower Designer and Marco CHEF - Love in the kitchen Catering

10:00 am - Morning workshop 

03:00 pm - Afternoon workshop

Duration of the workshop: 2 hours 30 min

During the day a tea break with biscuits and Christmas tea will be offered.
Each participant will create its own wreath to bring back home.
The workshop costs per person: 65 euros.


 

Past events

NATURE URBANE 2018

2018, September from 20th to 30th

FILFLEURS

2018, May 19th and 20th

THE AWAKENING OF SPRING

2018, April 14th

ZENKAI - ZEN SUNDAY

2018, February 18th and March 18th

A TEA WITH THE BRIDE

2018, January 28th

LIBRARY IN VILLA -

TEA CEREMONY

2017, December from 2nd to 24th

TEA CEREMONY

2017, October 15th

NATURE URBANE 2017

2017, from September 29th to October 8th

TAKAYAMA UKON

2017, July 30th

TRUST THE YOGA

2017 July

LE DIMORE DEL QUARTETTO

2017, May 20th

KODOMO NO HI

2017, May 21st

AIKIDO

2017, May 6th

NATURE IS DIVINE

2017, April 2nd

RE-USE IS TRENDY

2017, February 24th - 25th - 26th

THE WEDDING SALON

2017, February 19th

THE ART OF SHIATSU -

TEA CEREMONY

2017, February 4th - 5th

THE BEAUTY FROM FAR-EAST -

THE SOUNDBATH - 

TEA CEREMONY

2016, Novembre 5th - 6th

INAUGURATION -

TEA CEREMONY

2016, October 15th - 16th


 

The future of Villa Paradeisos

THE FUTURE HAS ALREADY BEGUN!

It has been opening to the public since October 2016: the park, the Japanese garden, the majestic rooms  and the greenhouse, with guided tours for all. In doing so, the message has been that the local landscape and the beauties of nature are our shared heritage. Villa Paradeisos is demonstrating a commitment to being - for both the local public and visitors - a living example of Art, Culture and especially Nature that best characterises the identity of this unique area, which rightly aspires to become one of the very first tourist destinations in Italy.

In addition, a programme of events was launched that, from its beginnings in promoting the general Knowledge and then specific aspects of Japanese culture, has been expanding. It is now reaching out to welcome partners and guests to use this place, unique for its beauty and charm, as a venue for pursuing their goals of communication, entertainment and learning.

The weddings taking place at Villa Paradeisos have already confirmed that this is a very attractive place both for the couples and their guests. We welcome wedding groups from all over Italy and also International ones.

We regularly hold the Japanese Tea Ceremony here, and Japanese Martial Arts have been practiced as well as Shiatsu, Bonsai, Ikebana and Kokedama. We have also had numerous art exhibitions, classical music concerts, theatrical productions and shows for children.

On 30 July 2017, the Tokyo Opera Association performed in the Park here at Villa Paradeisos. In a specially-constructed theatre that played host to more than 40 singers and Japanese actors, they performed the opera Takayama Ukon, the Blessed King, or the Sword or Love. It was the first time the opera had been staged in Italy. Two days later they performed the opera in the Vatican in the presence of Pope Francis. Despite the short notice, all the seats were sold out.

Given its history and identity, with the unique attraction that is the Japanese Garden, the future of Villa Paradeisos is therefore to establish a Centre of Activities and Events based around Beauty and Nature on the one hand, and on Knowledge and Communication on the other - primarily focusing on the cultures of Japan and Italy, and the East/West mission.

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Villa Paradeisos Partners

Specific partnerships are already underway where specialist synergies exist: in food, gardening, sport, training, children's entertainment, vintage artefacts, tourism, fashion and cinema. Our key partners bring a range of expertise, international reach and specialist resources.
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Public sector bodies also partner with us. For example the City of Varese is patron of many initiatives staged by Villa Paradeisos as champion of Nature Urbane festival for tourism development in the area. Another partner is the Japan Consulate here in Italy.

Indeed, it is our fervent desire that the territory as a whole would reap substantial economic benefits from the work we are doing. Indeed, we are currently exploring several international projects as potential examples of innovative models where sharing, technology and excellent quality can generate tangible benefits and prove most useful to local partners and operators. The objective is always for Villa Paradeisos to maintain its role as director, hub and activator.

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WHY WE BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE OF VILLA PARADEISOS

On the one hand, Villa Paradeisos has no particularly outstanding abilities in mediation, no ideological, religious or political affiliations. Nor has it large financial resources or the backing of an industrial empire.

But on the other hand, it is very strong in the three cornerstones of Knowledge, Beauty and Nature, universal and unifying languages. These form the maximum protection against misunderstanding, disharmony and conflict that can make the relations between complementary economies such as those between Western and Eastern countries complicated, inefficient and unstable.

And so far, we have received a lot of encouraging feedback both from the Japanese television media and from members of the general public that have come to know about the projects.