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AUTUMN WALKS. LUCILLA CARCANO

21 - 28 September 2016 The Appennine woods in autumn are represented by one of the most celebrated Italian Botanic artists.
MEETING IKEBANA

24 September - 23 October 2016 Ikebana, the art of fresh flower arrangement that expresses comtemporary styles.
Villa Carlotta | Museum | Botanical Garden
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EVENTS


18/03/2016 - 01/11/2016
Seaonal opening


16/09/2016 - 30/09/2016
ESSENTIA. MONIQUE LAVILLE


16/09/2016 - 30/09/2016
INNER ASYMMETRIES. MIEKE VAN DEN HOOGEN



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Villa Carlotta welcomes you with its magnificent botanic garden and art masterpieces in over 70.000 square metres of gardens and museum. 

The beautiful villa was built at the end of XVII century by the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici in a natural basin between lake and mountains, facing the dolomite Grignas and the peninsula of Bellagio. The architect created for the Clericis an important but sober building, with an Italian garden decorated with sculptures, stairs and fountains. 

In 1801 Gian Battista Sommariva, famous politician, businessman and patron of arts, bought the villa. Thanks to this owner the property in Tremezzo attained the summit of its splendour and became one of the most important halting-place of the Grand Tour. The villa became a temple of XIX century art with works of Canova, Thorvaldsen and Hayez: Palamedes, Eros and Psyche, Terpsychore, The last kiss of Romeo and Juliet are only some of the masterpieces that enriches the extraordinary collection. Under Sommariva part of the park was transformed in a fascinating romantic garden. 

Sommariva's heirs sold the villa in 1843 to Princess Marianne of Nassau, Albert's of Prussia wife, who gave it as a present to her daughter Carlotta in occasion of her wedding with Georg II of Saxen-Meiningen. Hence the name Villa Carlotta. Very fond in botanic, Georg enriched the park, today of great historical and environmental value. The gardens of Villa Carlotta chiefly owe their reputation to the rhododendrons' and azaleas' spring flowering, consisting of over 150 different sorts. 

But the gardens are worth to visit in every period of the year: old varieties of camellias, century old cedars and sequoias, huge planes and tropical plants, the Rock garden and the Ferns valley, the Rhododendrons wood and the Bamboos garden, the agricultural tools museum and the wonderful views on the lake built in the ages the celebrity of this place, still today consider "a place of heaven".
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Villa Carlotta - Lake Como, Italy

Villa Carlotta is located in Tremezzo on Lake Como in a spectacular location from where you can see Bellagio peninsula and the mountains surrounding the lake, it's an impressive building but simple, which was built in Baroque style in the first years of '700 by Marquis Giorgio Clerici.

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