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Gardens of the Italian Lakes

Desmond, Stephen2016
"The gardens of the Italian Lakes are a favorite destination for garden lovers and groups. The gardens around Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, in the far north of Italy, are admired throughout the world for their beauty and variety in a magnificent natural location. This book sets out to become the standard work on these gardens as there is nothing of this kind on the market at the moment. It will appeal both to the specialist and enthusiast preparing for a visit.The common factor for all these gardens is their setting in this landscape of exceptional scenery. Lake Como is a deep lake hemmed in like a fjord by towering mountains. Lake Maggiore has more the character of an inland sea, with ferries crossing to the famous island gardens for an afternoon in another world. Both lakes are lined with the towers, villas and grand hotels that speak of a complex history including key events in Italy's struggle to achieve nationhood, inspiration for a string of illustrious writers and composers, and a long line of distinguished visitors."--provided by publisher.
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Gardens of the Italian Lakes / Steven Desmond ; photographs by Marianne Majerus.
Desmond, Stephen, authorMajerus, Marianne, photographer
First Frances Lincoln edition.
London Frances Lincoln Limited, 2016.
224 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 224) and index.
Part One: Lake Maggiore -- Isola Bella -- Isola Madre -- Villa Taranto -- Villa San Remigio -- Villa Della Porta Bozzolo -- Villa Cicogna Mozzoni -- Alpinia -- Botantic garden of the Brissago Islands -- Part Two: Lake Como -- Villa Melzi -- Villa Carlotta -- Villa Del Balbianello -- Villa Sommi Picenardi -- Villa Serbelloni -- Villa Cipressi and Villa Monastero -- Villa D'Este -- Garden locations.
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