9788891810229-8891810223-Gardens of Beauty: Italian Gardens of the Borromeo Islands

Gardens of Beauty: Italian Gardens of the Borromeo Islands

ISBN-13: 9788891810229
ISBN-10: 8891810223
Author: Impelluso, Lucia
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Electa
Format: Hardcover 176 pages
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ISBN-13: 9788891810229
ISBN-10: 8891810223
Author: Impelluso, Lucia
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Electa
Format: Hardcover 176 pages

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Acknowledged authors Impelluso, Lucia wrote Gardens of Beauty: Italian Gardens of the Borromeo Islands comprising 176 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 8891810223 and 9788891810229. Since then Gardens of Beauty: Italian Gardens of the Borromeo Islands textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A tribute to the beauty of the famed Italian gardens of Isola Bella and Isola Madre, two precious jewels of Italy’s Lake Maggiore.

The islands of Isola Bella and Isola Madre have belonged to the Borromeo family since the sixteenth century. From the very beginning, this noble Italian family aimed to transform these fishing islands into small earthly paradises boasting lush gardens.

With stunning photography and informative texts, this book explores the enchanting scenery of both islands. Named after Countess Isabella Borromeo, Isola Bella is an attractive terraced pyramid of formal gardens with baroque scenery of monumental stairs, statue-topped balustrades, and obelisks. Isola Madre, the largest of the lake islands, has a beautiful Renaissance palace surrounded by a botanical garden, famous for its variety of flowers and plants due to the mild climate. The exquisite flora includes azaleas, rhododendrons, magnolias, ancient camellias, water lilies, lotus flowers, and Mediterranean citrus plants.

So magical that they even once fascinated the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, the Borromeo Gardens are breathtakingly represented in this lavishly illustrated tome.
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