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Tremezzo: photo description (Tremezzo)

Nestled on the Western shore of lake Como Tremezzo lies between the settlements of Mezzegra and Cadenabbia 20 km from Como. The population of Tremezzo is approximately 1,300 people. Here, in the district of Nogaro born architect Pietro Lingeri, and this town was a favorite resting place of Konrad Adenauer, first Federal Chancellor of Germany.

Today Tremezzo is a popular tourist resort, famous for its luxurious villas, the most famous of which is probably Villa Carlotta. It was built in 1690, the year for the Milanese Marquis Giorgio Clerici. The total area of the estate, facing the Peninsula of Bellagio, over 70 thousand sq. m. At the beginning of the 18th century around the Villa were you will find a typical Italian garden with stairs, fountains and sculptures, lost among the lush vegetation. Particularly notable statues of Mars and Venus work Luigi Acquisti. It is best to visit the Villa in the spring when it is immersed in flowering azaleas and rhododendrons.

The architect who designed the Villa Carlotta, remained unknown. Finally the construction work was completed in 1745, the year. Until 1795, the year the Villa remained in the ownership of the family Clerici, and then went to the banker and politics of the Napoleonic era Giambattista of Sommariva on the initiative, which was built here bridge and clock tower. In 1843, the Prussian Princess Marianne gave the Villa as a wedding gift to his daughter Charlotte, Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen. Unfortunately, soon after the wedding, at the age of 23 years, Charlotte died, but her name remains immortalized in the name of the old Villa.

In Tremezzo there are other villas, which, however, can be viewed only from the outside - they are closed for tourists. For example, Villa La Quate was built for the Duke of Karretto in the early 18th century. It is surrounded by a beautiful garden with exquisitely made wrought iron gates at the entrance. And Villa La Karliah was designed in the late 17th century, Antonio de Carli. She stands on top of a small hill, and around it a garden.