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Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

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Villa Carlotta is a magnificent villa and botanical garden located on the shores of Lake Como in Northern Italy. It is a place where art and nature meet, offering visitors a unique experience of beauty and culture. The villa was built in the 17th century by the wealthy Clerici family, who decorated it with exquisite artworks and furnishings. Later, it was acquired by the Sommariva family, who added more sculptures and paintings by renowned artists such as Antonio Canova and Francesco Hayez. The villa was named after Carlotta, the daughter of Princess Marianne of Prussia, who received it as a wedding gift from her mother in 1843. Carlotta and her husband, George II of Saxony-Meiningen, were passionate about botany and transformed the garden into a romantic paradise, with rare plants, flowers, and trees from all over the world. Today, Villa Carlotta is a museum that showcases the artistic and historical heritage of its former owners, as well as a botanical garden that boasts over 500 species of plants, including azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, citrus fruits, and bamboo. Visitors can admire the elegant rooms of the villa, filled with paintings, sculptures, furniture, and porcelain, as well as the chapel and the mausoleum of the Sommariva family. They can also explore the garden, which offers stunning views of the lake and the mountains and enjoy the seasonal blooms and fragrances. Villa Carlotta is a must-see attraction for anyone who loves art, nature, and history. It is open to the public from March to November and hosts various events and exhibitions throughout the year.

Bardolino is a lovely town on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. It is located about 30 km from Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, and about 130 km from Venice, the city of canals and bridges. Bardolino is famous for its wine and olive oil production, as well as its rich cultural and natural heritage. Here are some of the things you can do in Bardolino: – Visit the historical centre of the town, where you can admire the medieval walls, the Romanesque churches of San Zeno and San Severo. – Taste the local delicacies, such as the Bardolino wine, a light and fruity red wine with a DOC certification, and the extra virgin olive oil, which has a delicate and aromatic flavour. – Enjoy the amusement parks nearby, such as Gardaland, Movieland, and Caneva Aquapark, where you can have fun with your family or friends. – Explore the surrounding hills by bike or on foot, where you can discover the vineyards, the olive groves, and the panoramic views of the lake. – Relax on the beaches or take a boat tour of the lake, where you can admire the scenery and the villages from a different perspective. Bardolino is a perfect destination for those who love nature, culture, and gastronomy. It is also a great base to visit other attractions in the area, such as Verona, Venice, Mantua, and Padua. Come and discover Bardolino, a gem on Lake Garda.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – Via Regina to Chiesa di San Lorenzo, Piazza Sagrado San Lorenzo
Approximately 1.18 km – 0.73 miles

The walk starts in Via Regina – Portici Sampietro – Via Regina – Chiesa di San Bartolomeo – Via Regina – Parco Civico Teresio Olivelli Via Regina – Chiesa di San Lorenzo, Piazza Sagrado San Lorenzo

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Via Regina to Via Lungo Lago, Lenno
Approximately 2.53 km – 1.57 miles

The walk starts in Via Regina – Hotel Villa Marie – Via Regina – Villa Sola Cabiati – Via Statale Regina – Mezzegra – Via Statale Regina – Via IV Novembre, Azzano – Via Andrea Colombo , Azzano – Parco, Via Andrea Colombo, Azzano – Chiesa di San Vincenzo – Via Statale Regina – Vicola S, Vincenzo – Via Statale Regina – Via Lungo Lago, Lenno

Video of Walk 1

Map of Walk

Video of Walk 2

Map of Walk 2