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Tickets for Torba Monastery

Explore an ancient Roman fortress and medieval nunnery with frescoed walls

Provider: FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano

Last admission: 1 hour before closing
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Wheelchair accessible: The lawn is accessible but the rest of the property is challenging to visit by those who have difficulty walking
Smartphone tickets accepted
Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Wheelchair accessible: The lawn is accessible but the rest of the property is challenging to visit by those who have difficulty walking
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted

What's included

Admission to the monastery

What's not included

Guided tour
  • Roam the Torba complex and see the original Roman defensive tower, erected in the 5th century AD
  • Explore the beauty of a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Castelseprio Archaeological Park
  • Admire the frescoes in the Benedictine monastery, where a community of nuns was active for seven centuries

Hidden away in the middle of a secluded Lombardy forest, Torba has witnessed the history of Varese like few other places. You can step inside the Roman tower that warded off barbarian conquest before passing into the hands of the Goths, the Byzantines, and finally the Lombards.

As centuries passed, the tower changed into an oratory for the nuns that made the area their home, and stunning religious frescoes were added – the remnants of which can still be seen today.

  • Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the ticket office
  • Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Torba Monastery
Via Stazione, 21040, Torba
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  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

Ratings & reviews

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Silvia ,  Italy Italy
03 Aug 2022
Good
Personale alla reception accogliente e molto gentile. Molto bello la visione del filmato che racconta la storia del monastero di Torba I proprietari del ristorante che vi è all'interno gentili,...
Personale alla reception accogliente e molto gentile. Molto bello la visione del filmato che racconta la storia del monastero di Torba I proprietari del ristorante che vi è all'interno gentili, accoglienti e disponibili.
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Valeria,  Italy Italy
14 Aug 2022
Good
Un posto tranquillo in cui ci si può immaginare l'atmosfera medioevale. Il prato è veramente gradevole x il pic nic e per rilassarsi.
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Roberto,  Italy Italy
17 Nov 2022
Good
bel monastero circondato da prati e boschi, ideale per una gita pomeridiana
Torba Monastery