Guided tours at Villa Kokkonen
In the footsteps of Music and Architecture
To visit Villa Kokkonen could so easily turn out to be an experience of Finland at its best. Uplifting, joyful and inspiring! Then it certainly can´t be an ordinary guided tour!
A 69-year-old architect Alvar Aalto designed Villa Kokkonen, a historic home which belongs to the category of his masterpieces along with Aalto House, Studio Aalto and Villa Mairea. You may attend our guided tours open to the public or make a reservation/appointment. Every guided tour includes Elina´s and Antti´s musical performance or mini concert.
Villa Kokkonen is every day open by reservation (13 € / person). In order to make a group appointment or your individual appointment in advance, please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +358414326166. It is also possible to use ►a contact form. However, if you would like to make a private reservation which is only for you or your group, then the fee is 18 € / person.
Throughout the year, especially in July and August we also arrange regular guided tours which are open to the public (13 € / person). They don´t require any reservation.
Our calendar showing every guided tour by appointment as well as guided tours which are open to the public opens up by clicking the following link: ►Villa Kokkonen´s Calendar in 2020
This photo of Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Welcome to the Top of Finnish Architecture and Music!
Alvar Aalto originally designed Villa Kokkonen´s beautiful atelier for music. However, a swimming pool, pergola, log sauna and, especially, a perfect view to Lake Tuusula will be among the first details of Alvar Aalto´s architecture to be explored during a unique artistic tour hosted and guided by pianist Elina Viitaila and opera singer Antti A. Pesonen. Finlandia Hymn composed by Jean Sibelius will be the climax of this 45-minute Finnish experience.
Mrs. Elina Viitaila and Mr. Antti A. Pesonen are the charming hosts of Villa Kokkonen. So much dedicated to take care of the house and its visitors since 2009.
Instead of giving a straight-faced lecture the hosts of Villa Kokkonen arrange an artistic tour introducing their guests to the Top of Finnish Architecture, Music, Design and Nature.
It requires only a bit of walking in the forest garden, then continues by listening to somewhat gorgeous music in the atelier which is framed by Alvar Aalto´s timelessly beautiful design and architecture. After the tour and music it might be just the right moment to enjoy Villa Kokkonen´s hot pot buffet and coffee/tea with homemade moisty cakes.