Unity in Diversity
Mauro Bombieri (Parabhakti Das), President of Villa Vrindavana
In the traditional Tuscan garden of Villa Vrindavana there is the vegetarian center Govinda, placed in a historical building with ancient arches and exposed brick walls. In warm weather, visitors can also dine in the outdoor space, surrounded by beautiful flowers and trees and with a breathtaking panoramic view. Govinda, with its friendly and peaceful atmosphere, is an ideal place for family events and celebrations like birthday parties or vedic weddings, and also offers catering.
Museum of Sacred Art
The main building of Villa Vrindavana houses the Museum of Sacred Art. It holds a collection of sculptures and paintings, including a series of impressive paintings by Giampaolo Tomassetti, dedicated to the Mahabharata, the oldest and most extensive epic of human history. The large historical space, about 600 square meters on two floors, accommodates different cultural events.
We believe that protecting cows is a prime component of protecting the earth. According to the ancient Vedic texts, the cow represents Mother Earth, thus when a cow or bull is mistreated Mother Earth withdraws her bounty. In ISKCON farms no cow, bull or calf is slaughtered. Together with violent-free milk production (ahimsa), they produce dung and urine which is valuable as fertilizer, for cleaning products and biogas fuel.