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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
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Foligno, Italy
Very good

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

Reviewed 13 August 2017
biodegradable
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Geelong, Australia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 January 2014

If you like off the beaten track and quirky you will love la Scarzuola. We were fortunate that the Dutch group tour failed to show so we had Brian and the whole estate to ourselves for the entirety of the two hour visit. La Scarzuola...More

3  Thank Ann S
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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

3  Thank 41Rebecca
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Reviewed 24 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.

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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

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

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

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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

3  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

3  Thank 41Rebecca
Reviewed 6 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

2  Thank slrdjs
Reviewed 29 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

2  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

1  Thank RogerAM
Reviewed 19 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
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7 May 2018|
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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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Megan W
21 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.
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1 February 2016|
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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
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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.
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