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Royston Pike Lecture - The villas and gardens of Lake Como - Keith Holmes

Thursday 19 April, 7.30pm
‚Äč£3 ON THE DOOR

Lake Como is situated in the wealthy Italian region of Lombardy in the foothills of the Alps.  Whilst Lake Maggiore is the longest of the lakes and Lake Garda the largest, Lake Como is perhaps the most beautiful.  The area offers the visitor a heady combination of mountains, lake and delightful villages.  It was the building of the lakeside villas that brought the area to the attention of europe’s nobility leading to tourism for the wealthy in the 19th century.  Keith’s talk focuses on the villages of the Centro Lago – the central part of the Lake, Tremezzo and Varenna and in particular the small town of Bellagio, aptly named the ‘Pearl of the Lake’.  The villas and gardens of Melzi, Carlotta, serbelloni and Balbianello are pictured against the spectacular backdrop of mountains and lake. There is also a visit to the historic garden at Villa d’este at Cernobbio. This luxurious hotel is regarded as one of the world’s best and is favoured by royalty, the rich and famous. Keith Holmes is a speaker and photographer based in Derbyshire who presents a series of talks on England and Italy to societies throughout england.
Thursday 19 April, 7.30pm
£3 ON THE DOOR

 
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Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
Walton-on-Thames
Surrey
KT12 2PF