February 15, 2013

Villa Fontanelle

This beautiful villa is situated in the village of Moltrasio  and was built in the 19th century.  Previously owned by the Versace family, the villa is now the property of Russian millionaire Arkady Novikov since 2008. The best way to see this magnificent villa is from an
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Giardini Pubblici

Milan’s biggest and oldest green area, stretching between Corso Venezia, Via Palestro, Via Manin and Bastioni di Porta Venezia. Along with three small lakes, a playground for children and countless monuments and statues, the gardens also feature the 18th-century Palazzo
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Villa La Carlia

This villa in situated in the town of Tremezzo is also known as Villa Pirelli (from the name of its famous last owners).  It was built around the late 1600’s and takes its name from the original owners De Carli.  Villa La Quiete is nearby. Villa La Carlia sits at the the
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Villa Amila

This villa  situated in Tremezzo (Lake Como, Italy) was built in 1931-32 from the plans of architect Peter Lingeri, on behalf of the Italian Motonautica Lario Association (Lario Boat Association). This explains the “ship” styled villa located directly on the lake.
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Villa Meier

This villa in Tremezzo (Lake Como, Italy – also known as Villa Mainona) is the result of restructuring by architect Peter Lingeri.  The restructuring of Villa Meier is based on that of the 19th century Villa Hortensia (property of Roberto Meier) which was damaged from a
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Orrido, Bellano

Melting snow cut a deep narrow gorge (Orrido) into the rocks over many years forming this amazing natural feature. It is possible to visit and explore the gorge as there are ladders and a suspension bridge which allows you to do this (for a small entrance fee).  
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Museo didattico della Seta

The Silk Museum in Como opened in 1990 and provides a true account of the history of the silk industry in Como. In the main hall, reference is made to the art of silkworm breeding. Address: Via Castelnuovo 1 Como Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9am-noon then 3pm-6pm Cost:
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History Museum Giuseppe Garibaldi

The museum opened in 1932 within the Olginati’s Palace.   This museum is home to a collection of costumes, textiles, ceramics, weapons, manuscripts and medals.  The collection illustrates the quality of life within the region of  Lake Como during the last three centuries.
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Tempio Voltiano

This neo-classical building in with marble columns and mosaic floors,  houses a museum dedicated to Alessandro Volta, inventor of the battery. Inside, visitors can see letters, documents, drawings, calculations and some of the original scientific instruments used by the physicist
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Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio

This museum includes numerous sections organised on the basis of historical periods, starting from pre-history  to Roman art; a collection including precious stone slabs and tablets. The section of Medieval art is particularly rich of sculpture findings. The museum also includes
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Gallery of Furnishing and Design

The centre features an exhibition area, as well as a library and video-library. The exhibition area is the focal point of the work of the Galleria and includes a permanent exhibition of Bruno Munari works, Neoliberty collection. Address: Via Borgognone 12 Cantu Tel: (+39) 031
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Museum of Bees

This museum explores the nature and life of bees. Address: Via Menegardo 32 Bregnano (CO) Tel: 031 47464 Opening Hours: Last Sunday of every month with free entry from 9.30am-11.30am
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