Along the lines of these last two villas, Cardinal Durini had the Villa del Balbianello built on the adjacent hill of Lavedo which he purchased for this purpose. This was the heyday that lived the villa of Balbiano on Lake Como.
The facade of the villa has simple and sober lines punctuated by ornamental motifs in gray stone with a rusticated portal. Durini built a lighthouse tower for mariners in the body of water in front of the house, which was however destroyed in the last century. The beautiful garden is full of statues and foundations built by the cardinal.
The gardens at Villa Cetinale are renowned as being amongst the most beautiful in Italy
Villa Cetinale is a 17th century villa in the Ancaiano district near Siena, Italy. Designed by the architect Carlo Fontana, in the Roman Baroque style, the villa was built in 1680 by Cardinal Flavio Chigi for Pope Alexander VII — Fabio Chigi. The gardens at Villa Cetinale are renowned as being amongst the most beautiful in Italy. Within easy reach of Florence, Siena, Pisa, Rome,
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enchanted view of Lake Como. This elegant, romantic 18th century mansion and its magnificent garden have hosted writers, scholars and travelers, including Count Guido Monzino, the last owner of the Villa.
Villa del Balbianello was bequeathed to FAI by Guido Monzino in 1988.
Perched on the edge of the wooded peninsula of Lavedo jutting out over the Lake Como, the Villa offers a wide panorama, which makes it one of the most spectacular estates in the area.
Within an estate of about one hundred and thirty hectares and, in the countryside of Manduria, rises the sixteenth century Masseria Potenti, originally belonging to the rich and powerful family of the Imperiali. It is located in a smooth landscape which gently rolls towards the enchanting Ionian sea, amongst endless olive groves, vineyards and Mediterranean thicket.
The first inhabitants in the area were a small group of Benedictine monks, who founded a monastery there in 1361 and dedicated it to San Girolamo. The monastery soon grew in size and power, and it even subjugated other similar institutions to its authority.
Santa Margherita Ligure
The abbey of Cervara, or abbey of San Girolamo al Monte di Portofino, is a former monastic complex, a place of Catholic worship, located along the provincial road 227 that leads from Santa Margherita Ligure to the village of Portofino. The abbey is surrounded by various gardens, including an Italian garden overlooking the sea which gives it a unique aura.
Santa Margherita Ligure
BUILT IN 1741, RESTORED IN 2013
One of the finest landmark homes in Positano, Villa San Giacomo was built by wealthy merchants looking for a suitably sumptuous place where to discuss business and from where they could observe their ships coming in from the sea.
Today this historical villa in Positano has been completely renovated and offers an elegant and spacious home for vacationing or holding esclusive events. The entire property can be reserved for weddings and other private events.
Mary and Gianluca,
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Oliver and I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work on Saturday. You both captured the day so perfectly and exceeded all of our expectations. My family was talking all day yesterday about how wonderful you both were. I feel so lucky to have been able to work with such talented photographers for our wedding who are also such nice people. The photos I have seen on Instagram so far are so beautiful and I can't wait to see the rest!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!
Hi Gianluca and Mary,
We are absolutely thrilled with our photographs! Thanks you so very much, you've done a brilliant job in capturing the day and creating the most beautiful memories to look back on.
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