Villa Carlotta

Situated just north of Tremezzo the Villa Carlotta is a majestic villa with glorious gardens. It was built in the late 17th century by Marquis Giorgio Clerici, the heir to a fortune built on the silk trade.In the 19th century a businessman Gian Battista Sommaria filled it with precious works of art, including statues by Canova and Thorwalsden. In 1843, his heirs sold it to Princess Marianne of Nassau, who gave it as a wedding present to her daughter Carlotta. Its formal terraced gardens are very popular especially in the spring when the rhododendron and azalea are in bloom.

We found the gardens very peaceful as we went early in the morning before the crowds. There were some beautiful sculptures indoors but unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos inside.     

About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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1 Response to Villa Carlotta

  1. Krystl carruthers says:

    Hi Alan and Jean we have been to the Villa Carlotta today and it is amazing the flowers at this time of year are lovely and your photographs are great!!🌺🌺
    Krystl xxx

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