stunning, sensuous, eclectic beauty
those are the words I
would use to describe the Italian lakes.
Entering the 'Villa
Aminta' where we stayed, on the edge of the lake, was like another
We were surrounded
by magnificent Italian art, a mixture of baroque and a style that
only the Italians can pull off.
in his memoires: "When a man has a heart and a shirt he should
shirt in order to see Lake Maggiore." How right he was.
'Isola Bella'. one
of the islands on the lake was named by the Count who owned it
after his wife Isabella.
Now how romantic
The gardens ajoining
the palace entertained the likes of Napoleon and Josephine,(they
slept there in 1797).
The gardens are
magnificent with many statues, waterfalls, white peacocks roaming
palm trees, vine groves and beautiful urns scattered about
with many lemon
trees planted in them.
I shall be adding
to these pages periodically when I have the time to put it together.
I shall start with
a selection of photographs taken in the gardens on 'Isola Bella'