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The Baroque Garden
10-OCT-2009 Marisa

The Baroque Garden

Isola Bella - Lake Maggiore (Italy)

Only a visit to this delightful place can make one understand how art was in the baroque gardens.

Almost all the island is occupied by the big palace, planned by the best architects of that time.
The sumptuous rooms are richly decorated;
there is an unforgettable collection of Flemish tapestries.

The taste of the time is reflected in the artificial caves in the basement, with walls dressed with tuffs, shells, mirrors of black marble, and figures of nymphs.

The famous park of the island is a triumph of Italian garden style,
which redesigns the environment.

Unluckily itís forbidden to take photos inside the palace and the garden is usually crowded with visitors.
I donít dare to imagine what it might be like in the high season for tourism...

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ZoltŠn Balogh07-Nov-2009 15:02
Truly beautiful views! V