Remembering Lake Como: Seaside Garden of Light

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From the Don-Coo travel archives: September 2011

A beautiful day to visit the stunning villa built for Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini at the end of the XVIII century. Today, the villa has the appearance desired by its last owner, the explorer Guido Monzino, a veritable “most interesting man of the world.”  He never married, but traveled extensively and used the villa to house documents and mementoes of his expeditions in addition to his collection of art. Mr. Monzino dedicated his early life to his family business and later years to adventure and quality leisure, his legacy being the elegant “loggia” that he commissioned for his private quarters. We were permitted to photograph the panoramic terraced gardens only, so I will have to leave the interiors up to your imagination.

 

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