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Società  Editrice Umberto Allemandi & C. S.p.a. - Fondata nel 1983 - Torino London New York Venezia

Villa Carlotta


Museum, Historical Park, Botanic Garden on Lake Como


Villa Carlotta is a place of exceptional beauty where masterpieces of Nature and human genius live in perfect harmony within an ensemble of 70,000 square meters of gardens and museum structures open to visitors. The imposing but unpretentious residence is surrounded by an Italian-style garden with statues, flights of stairs and fountains: it was commissioned in the late seventeenth century by Giorgio Clerici. With Gian Battista Sommariva, the next owner, the villa achieved its greatest magnificence, enhanced with masterpieces by Canova and Hayez and a wonderful romantic park. In the mid-nineteenth century the property was given by the princess Marianne of Nassau to her daughter Charlotte when she married Georg II of Saxe-Meiningen. He was a botany enthusiast and with boundless prodigality developed and enriched the vast landscaped garden, today famous everywhere for the fabulous springtime flowering of over 150 varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas.
A cura di: Serena Bertolucci
Pagine: 112
Misure: 21 x 30,5 cm
Legatura: Hardcover with book jacket
Edizione: English edition
ISBN: 978-88-422-2141-8
Prezzo: 18,00 €