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Isola Bella Lake Maggiore Italy, splendid and magnificent Baroque Italian garden

Isola Bella Lake Maggiore weddings News 004 - 2015
The gardens Isola Bella Lake Maggiore Italy. This splendid and magnificent Baroque Italian garden is one of the most famous and best-preserved examples in Italy. It was built over several different periods but it is has nevertheless, maintained its coherence. It is constructed in the form of a pyramid that ends in a huge statue of a Unicorn ridden by Love. The garden is laid out over ten terraces that descend gradually, and it is adorned with basins, fountains, architectural perspectives, and a multitude of statues dating from the second half of the seventeenth century, which represent the personification of rivers, seasons and winds.

Isola Bella Lake Maggiore Italy, is one of the Borromean Islands of Lago Maggiore in north Italy. The island is situated in the Borromean Gulf 400 meters from the lakeside town of Stresa. Isola Bella is 320 meters long by 400 meters wide and is entirely occupied by the Palazzo Borromeo and its Italianate garden.

The island achieved its highest level of social success during the period of Giberto V Borromeo (1751–1837) when guests included Edward Gibbon, Napoleon and his wife Joséphine de Beauharnais, and Caroline of Brunswick, the Princess of Wales. It is said that Caroline, having fallen in love with the place, did her best to convince the Borromeo family to sell her Isola Madre or the Castelli di Cannero islands; her request being turned down, she established herself on the banks of Lake Como at Cernobbio in the Villa d’Este

The island today

Isola Bella is a popular tourist attraction, with a regular ferry service from Stresa, Laveno, Pallanza and Intra. It plays host to the annual Stresa music festival.

 

The Palace Borromeo

The interior of the Baroque palace is charming, and there is a continual and rich succession of furnished rooms.
Canvases by famous artists such as the Neapolitan painter Luca Giordano (1632-1705), Francesco Zuccarelli from Tuscany (1702-1788), and the Flemish artist Pieter Mulier, known as "Tempest" (circa 1637 -1701), adorn the walls of the elegant and refined rooms. The rooms also house valuable furniture, marble statues, neoclassical stuccoes, and fifteenth century Flemish sculptures and tapestries.

 

The gardens
Isola Bella Lake Maggiore Italy. This splendid and magnificent Baroque Italian garden is one of the most famous and best-preserved examples in Italy. It was built over several different periods but it is has nevertheless, maintained its coherence.
It is constructed in the form of a pyramid that ends in a huge statue of a Unicorn ridden by Love. The garden is laid out over ten terraces that descend gradually, and it is adorned with basins, fountains, architectural perspectives, and a multitude of statues dating from the second half of the seventeenth century, which represent the personification of rivers, seasons and winds.

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