Category Archives: Gardens

A morning at Villa Carlotta.

We had moved on to Lake Como and were staying in Cadenabbia. Just a few hundred yards from our hotel was the beautiful Villa Carlotta. The Villa was built in at the end of the 17th century for the Marquis … Continue reading

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Monte and the gardens

Our plan for today was to visit Monte to see the church and then visit the Tropical gardens. Time permitting we would then go onto the Botanical Gardens. Our first decision was ‘How to get to Monte?’ We had three … Continue reading

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Villa Taranto Gardens

The gardens at Villa Taranto were created by Scotsman, Captain Neil McEacharn who bought the estate in 1931. He wished to transform the estate into an English style garden to remind him of home. He spent nine years making his … Continue reading

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