Palazzo Borromeo, Isola Bella, Lago Maggiore: view of the garden, lake and mountains beyond

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RIBApix ref no RIBA6501
Architect/DesignerCrivelli, Giovanni Angelo (fl. 17th century)
Fontana, Carlo (1634-1714)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityIsola Bella
Subject Date1671
Image Date1960
ViewExterior
StyleBaroque
MediumTransparency
Library ReferenceESCT9
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Palazzo Borromeo was commissioned by Carlo III in 1632 and dedicated to his wife Isabella D'Adda, from whom the island takes its name. Construction of the house and design of its gardens was entrusted to Angelo Crivelli and completed by Carlo Fontana. The gardens were inaugurated in 1671.

Subject tags

Gardens, sculpture, villas, lakes