It seems like we toured many different villas while we were in the Lake Como area of Italy last year but this one stands out as my favorite. The gardens were huge and beautifully manicured and the inside of the villa contained exceptional art and beautiful furnishings. For today's post I'm going to concentrate on the gardens which we toured before entering the villa.
You can see one fountain in the first photo but, there were several others leading up to where the garden paths began. One of those fountains was home to a large cluster of turtles. I couldn't resist photographing the two who looked like they were sharing an intimate moment.
The next area was a section carefully landscaped and planted with a variety of flowering plants. It was a patchwork quilt of pretty blooms in all shades.
Well manicured bushes and lawns created many photographic scenes.
At different places we could view more sculpted gardens on different levels.
And, little patches of flowers seemed to pop up in all kinds of unexpected places.
As we got ready to tour the inside of the villa, we had an opportunity to look down on that fountain at the front of the villa. It was just as pretty from above as from below.
Next week I'll take you on a tour of the inside of the villa. It was impressive from the moment we walked through the doors.