I was interested in the pics so did a google translate, I thought I'd share.
One of the most beautiful villas of Lake Como "Villa Carlotta"
Built around 1690 at the behest of the Marquis Giorgio II Clerici, to celebrate the Como origins and the success of the family.
In 1801 the property was bought by Gian Battista Sommariva, an illustrious figure in Milan and an art collector, he modified the interior of the villa in order to enrich it with works from his collection, which made the villa famous throughout Europe. The villa was enriched with masterpieces, especially sculptures, including works by Antonio Canova and his school and by Berte Thorvaldsen such as Palamede, Amore e Psiche, Tersicore and the monumental frieze with the Triumphs of Alexander the Great
In 1843 the villa was bought by Princess Marianna of Nassau, wife of Prince Albert of Prussia, who four years later, in 1847, donated it to her daughter Carlotta, hence the today's name Villa Carlotta, when she married Giorgio II, Grand Duke of Saxony -Meiningen.
In 1855, following the premature death of Carlotta, the villa was inherited by her husband, and then by the German family made it their holiday home.
During the German-owned period the building did not undergo significant changes. Neo-Renaissance and Pompeian decorative motifs were added by German and Italian artists, including Ludovico Pogliaghi, and the last pieces of the Sommariva collection were sold with the exception of large paintings and some sculptures.
The German family, on the other hand, has the merit of taking special care of the garden. Botany enthusiasts, Duke Giorgio II together with his son Bernardo III, did their utmost to develop and enrich the garden, which is still of great historical and architectural value today.
The building looks like a building of great grandeur, and is divided into three floors (two of which can be visited today).
The works of art on display are mainly located on the lower floor, while the upper one, with an elegant gallery, shows the villa mainly from the residential point of view.
In the garden we find citrus fruit pergolas, hedges of camellias, 150 varieties of azaleas, rhododendrons, tropical plants, the valley of the southern ferns, palm trees, cedars, the bamboo garden and centuries-old conifers.
The greenhouse used for citrus fruits in winter has been transformed into an interesting museum of ancient agricultural tools.
The ideal season to visit this place is the spring time when you can enjoy the flower garden in all its splendor and the unparalleled view of Lake Como.
Children enjoy discovering and exploring secret and magical places such as the small cave and the little witches' house. There are also some picnic areas where you can relax and eat in the shade of plants.
Has anyone heard of this place before? The texts on the story are downloaded from the internet, the comments are mine and the photos are made by me with Samsung
It's my first post here on Cake I had some difficulty attaching photos but I hope I did everything right. I made about 200 of them, I couldn't stop! 📷 but I can't attach others.