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28 April 2020

Calendar of blooms

Calendar of blooms

The calendar of blooms at Terre Borromeo is always full of dates to put in your diary: almost weekly the botanical riches that embellish the gardens of Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Rocca di Angera and Parco Pallavicino provide captivating new experiences characterised by bright colours and enchanting perfumes.

 

Isola Madre

In the botanical garden of the largest island on the Borromeo archipelago, various exotic blooms take the stage, with plants and flowers coming from every part of the world. Many arrived here at the wishes of Vitaliano IX, who was a great botany enthusiast.

Rhododendrons and azaleas

Two important collections in the garden of Isola Madre are those of the rhododendrons and the azaleas, which can be seen in the areas of the Prato dei Gobbi and the Gynerium. Very rare specimens thrive here, and their flowering can be observed in April (for the rhododendrons) and until May (for the azaleas).

Magnolias

A wood of magnolia grandiflora flourishes in the Piazzale dei Pappagalli in the month of April, but many rare specimens of the same species are blossoming all over the English-style garden. The magnolia is an evergreen tree that stands majestically with its thirty metres of height and in summer big white cupped flowers, scented with lemon, grow among its shiny, leathery leaves.

Wisteria

Around 18 species coming from the USA, China and Japan bloom in April and May along the avenues of Isola Madre, making up what is one of the oldest collections of wisteria in Italy. From their white, lilac and violet clusters they emit an intense, intoxicating perfume. The arch they create above the Scala dei Glicini captivates the gaze with an amazing scenic effect.

Roses

Spread out around a number of corners of the garden spreading their sweet perfume, they bloom in May and June, entrancing the gaze with their charm like actual queens.

Cacti

They bloom in June and the best point of observation of the terrace where they can be admired, perched up along with the aloe and prickly pears, is from the lake.

Terrazza delle protee

The protea plant has a history of no less than 95 million years. Its highly unusual prehistoric flowers are the symbol of South Africa and blossom from March to July. The collection of Isola Madre is a real rarity.

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Isola Bella

In the Baroque Italian-style garden, the flowerbeds form geometries and embroidery patterns in the parterres and avenues, where espaliers of cedars, lemons and oranges fill the air with Mediterranean notes.

The rose terrace

An unmissable appointment for lovers of botanical species, the terrace of roses in bloom is a unique event that brightens up the espalier of the central terrace of the garden of Isola Bella with pink and red. In the blossoming periods, in the months of May and June, this romantic corner becomes very visible both from the lake and from dry land. Here you can stroll around admiring the large expanse of the Golfo Borromeo with the marvellous climbing roses behind you, including in particular the varieties Blaze, with its cherry red colour, and Claire Matin with its peach pink tones. The corollas of the Blaze rose can be round or cupped and generally grow in small bunches composed of three to ten flowers; the Claire Matin has buds with a coral pink tone that first become salmon pink when they open and finally peach pink.

Parterre of Azaleas

This level was originally called the “Garden of San Rocco”, since it housed an oratory dedicated to the saint. Today the area is renowned for its extraordinary flowering of white azaleas and fuchsias during the months of April and May.

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Rocca di Angera – the medieval garden

A small flowery paradise, suspended in time, the garden of the Rocca di Angera plays host to various significant blossomings: in the months of March and April hyacinths and fritillaries appear in the meadow. In May it is the Giardino dei Principi that enchants us with its varieties of roses, lilies, peonies, primroses, violets and irises

The rose garden

Among the oldest collections of roses in Italy, this pergola hosts certain unusual species: among these, the Rosa Gallica officinalis and the Alba Maxima bear witness to the botanical traditions of the past. Gallica Officinalis was probably brought to Europe from Asia Minor and in the Middle Ages was cultivated in monasteries for medicinal purposes and for the preparation of perfumes and preserves. Its flowers are strongly perfumed, large, semi-double, crimson red in colour, with golden stamens.
Alba Maxima, on the other hand, is a semi-double white rose with an intense perfume, the buds of which are slightly pink-shaded when they open up. It has a single flowering in spring and seems to derive from the Rosa gallica.
Also present are botanical and damask roses, which offer visitors continuous and generous blooms during the whole summer season. Among these, it is worthwhile mentioning Alba Plena, a hybrid of the Rosa banksiae, which, like the latter, is characterised by double white flowers.

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La Gallica Officinalis venne portata in Europa probabilmente dall’Asia minore e nel Medioevo veniva coltivata nei monasteri per scopi medicinali e per la preparazione di profumi e conserve. I suoi fiori sono molto profumati, grandi, semidoppi di colore rosso cremisi, con stami dorati.
L’Alba Maxima è invece una rosa bianca semidoppia e dal profumo intenso, i cui boccioli sono leggermente sfumati di rosa allo schiudersi. Ha un’unica fioritura primaverile e sembra derivi dalla rosa gallica.
Sono presenti anche Rose botaniche e damascene che offrono ai visitatori una fioritura continua e generosa durante l’intera stagione estiva. Tra queste vale la pena ricordare l’Alba Plena, un ibrido della Banksiae che come questa è caratterizzata da fiori bianchi doppi.

In the months of April and May the Garden of Small Herbs gives new flowerings of medicinal herbs, dye-house herbs and other commonly used ones. Gathered together and divided up into groups inside 12 large cases according to their specific medicinal functions, their flowering and growth reminds everyone of their value and benefits. Sometimes neglected and forgotten, today they are being re-evaluated both for their usefulness and for their splendid perfumes and colours. In April the blossoming of the apple tree is also not to be missed.

 

Parco Pallavicino

The great wonder of this park is its trees, with centuries-old chestnuts and huge tulip trees (among the oldest in Italy), red beech trees, maples, larches, ginkgo bilobas, redwoods and magnolias. However, there is no shortage of blossoming flowers here too. Along the avenues of the Park, camellias, hydrangeas and rhododendrons bloom in March, April, May and during the summer respectively.

The Flower Garden

In April tulips and violets are the protagonists of the garden, until May, when they leave centre stage to make way for an explosion of blooms in the rose garden that has adorned the Park since the mid-20th century. Very striking on account of the many colour tones of the various blooms, it starts to blossom in May and, thanks to the climate, maintains its beauty throughout the summer.

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Agli angoli di una delle sale dell'Ala Scaligera q Agli angoli di una delle sale dell'Ala Scaligera quattro grandi specchi si riflettono uno nell'altro, in un gioco di rimandi infinito.
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"Two Less One" e "Two Less One Black" sono il risultato della performance dell’artista che le ha plasmate con un colpo di martello dopo l’altro, Michelangelo Pistoletto. 
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Quando guardiamo dentro uno specchio, cosa vediamo davvero?
Liquidità, fluidità e lo scorrere del tempo sono per l’artista gli elementi predominanti. 
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In questi quadri specchianti vita e arte si mescolano, si contemplano fino a confonderci le idee. Un'opera che ci spinge a cambiare continuamente prospettiva di indagine. 
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"Fantastic Utopias", in mostra alla Rocca di Angera fino al 27 settembre.
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In collaborazione con @galleriacontinua
Main sponsor: @aon_italia
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At the corners of one of the rooms of the Ala Scaligera, four large mirrors are reflected in each other, in a game of infinite references.
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"Two Less One" and "Two Less One Black" are the result of the performance of the artist who shaped them, Michelangelo Pistoletto, with one hammer blow after another.
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When we look into a mirror, what do we really see?
Liquidity, fluidity and the passage of time are the predominant concepts of the artist.
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In these mirror paintings, life and art mix, contemplating each other to the point of confusion. A work that pushes us to continuously rethink our perspective of investigation.
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"Fantastic Utopias", on display at the Rocca di Angera until September 27th.

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"In un bacio, saprai tutto ciò che è stato taciu "In un bacio, saprai tutto ciò che è stato taciuto."
Pablo Neruda
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L'Isola Bella è spesso complice di baci romantici, una cornice speciale per i vostri momenti indimenticabili.
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Buona Giornata Internazionale del Bacio.
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"In a kiss you will know all that has been kept silent."
Pablo Neruda
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Isola Bella is often the setting of romantic kisses, a special place to experience unforgettable moments.
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Happy International Kissing Day.

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Che cos’è la bellezza? . Un luogo fantastico, u Che cos’è la bellezza?
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Un luogo fantastico, una sensazione intatta, una meravigliosa visione: in qualsiasi forma si presenti, non possiamo fare a meno della bellezza. 
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Così è stato per Vitaliano VI quando immaginava l'invenzione dell’Isola Bella. Ripercorriamo passo dopo passo le idee, i progetti e le testimonianze grazie alla mostra “Vitaliano VI. L’invenzione dell’Isola Bella".
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A Palazzo Borromeo fino al 1° novembre 2020.
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What is beauty?
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An unforgettable place, an incredible sensation, a breathtaking vision: in whatever way we experience it, we cannot live without beauty.
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This is how it was for Vitaliano VI when he imagined the creation of Isola Bella. We retrace his ideas, projects and testimonies step by step in the exhibition “Vitaliano VI: The Invention of the Isola Bella”.
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At Palazzo Borromeo until the 1st of November.

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✨ Ecco come nasce un mito. . Nella mostra “Vit ✨
Ecco come nasce un mito.
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Nella mostra “Vitaliano VI. L’invenzione dell’Isola Bella” a Palazzo Borromeo si racconta il grandioso progetto di Vitaliano VI, l'inventore di questo luogo magico.
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Quattro sezioni in cui dipinti, disegni, sculture, arredi e medaglie, oggetti solitamente non esposti al pubblico, testimoniano la creazione di un ideale di bellezza senza eguali che ancora oggi desta  la meraviglia negli occhi più curiosi.
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Main sponsor: @aon_italia
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Have you ever wondered how a myth is born?
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In the exhibition “Vitaliano VI: The Invention of the Isola Bella” at Palazzo Borromeo, the story of the creator of this magical place, Vitaliano VI, is told.
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Here you can explore four areas featuring a variety of paintings, drawings, sculptures, furnishings and medals. These objects are not usually on display to the public and they are living proof of an ideal of unparalleled beauty that, even today, has the power to spark wonder in the most curious of eyes.

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🌵 Quest’anno più che mai ci siamo resi conto 🌵
Quest’anno più che mai ci siamo resi conto di quanto il nostro Paese sia straordinario e di come non serva andare lontano per immergersi nella bellezza di arte e natura.
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All’Isola Madre è iniziata la stagione della fioritura delle succulente.
Addossate agli scogli dell’isola, aloe, cactus e fichi d’india hanno trovato qui il loro angolo perfetto, dove fioriscono e incantano con la loro singolare bellezza.
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Dalle barca la visuale è perfetta.
Qui la natura si fa scoprire nella sua straordinaria varietà.
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This year, more than ever, we found ourselves considering how extraordinary our country is and how you don't need to go far to immerse yourself in the beauty of art and nature.
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The succulents flowering season has come to the Isola Madre.
Leaning on the island's rocks, aloe, cactus and prickly pears have found here their perfect corner, where they bloom and charm with their singular beauty.
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From the boat, the view is perfect.
Here nature reveals its extraordinary variety. 
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La felicità è da sempre al centro dei desideri d La felicità è da sempre al centro dei desideri dell’uomo.
A volte coincide con la gioia di costruire e di realizzare i propri sogni, con l’avere qualcosa a cui appassionarsi e in cui sperare.
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Vitaliano VI ha realizzato un grandioso progetto e le sue opere ci parlano ancora oggi, dopo quattrocento anni.
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Vi sveliamo la sua storia alla mostra “Vitaliano VI. L’invenzione dell’Isola Bella” a Palazzo Borromeo.
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Main sponsor: @aon_italia
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Happiness has always been at the center of humankind's desires.
Sometimes it corresponds to the joy of building and realizing one's dreams, having something to be passionate about and to hope for.
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Vitaliano VI realized a grandiose project and his works still talk to us today, after four hundred years.
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We reveal his history at the exhibition “Vitaliano VI. The invention of the Isola Bella" at Palazzo Borromeo.

#artlovers #terreborromeo #isolabella #lakemaggiore #lagomaggiore #borromeoexperience #baroccopiemonte
🖼 Tra le collezioni di capolavori di Palazzo Bo 🖼 Tra le collezioni di capolavori di Palazzo Borromeo quest'opera ci racconta di un'inconsueta merenda realmente accaduta, proprio oggi nel 1712.
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Carlo IV Borromeo (1657-1734) erede carismatico del fondatore dell’Isola Bella, Vitaliano VI, fu vicerè di Napoli per nomina dell’imperatore Giuseppe I d’Asburgo.
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Nel golfo della città, a bordo della Galera “San Carlo”, ricevette insieme alla sua famiglia ministri e signori del tempo. Per l’occasione venne organizzata una sontuosissima merenda.
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Piatti d’argento con frutta candita, confetti bianchi di nocciole, pistacchi e mandorle, centinaia di cioccolatini, biscotti di ogni genere e piramidi di sorbetti sono stati serviti per questo ricevimento fastoso.
Un momento che andava immortalato su tela, non trovate?

Giovanni Garri (Napoli? - post 1745), Merenda di Carlo IV Borromeo Arese nel golfo di Napoli del 18 Giugno 1712 (dettaglio).
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Among the collections of masterpieces of Palazzo Borromeo, this work tells us of some unusual refreshments that were really enjoyed on this very day in 1712.
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Carlo IV Borromeo (1657-1734), the charismatic heir to the founder of Isola Bella, Vitaliano VI, was Viceroy of Naples by appointment of the Emperor Joseph I of Habsburg.
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In the Gulf of the city, aboard the galley San Carlo, he welcomed various ministers and gentlemen with his family. For the occasion, a grandiose refreshment had been organized.
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Silver dishes with candied fruit, white hazelnut candies, pistachios and almonds, hundreds of chocolates, biscuits of all kinds and sorbet pyramids were served for this magnificent receiving. 
A moment that had to be eternalized on canvas, don't you think?
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Giovanni Garri (Naples? – after 1745), Refreshments of Carlo IV Borromeo Arese in the Gulf of Naples on 18 June 1712 (detail).
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✨ Le meraviglie della natura e le opere dell'uom ✨
Le meraviglie della natura e le opere dell'uomo in un dialogo continuo.
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Sale impreziosite da centinaia di opere con cornici dipinte a oro e turchino, busti in marmo, vasi in alabastro, lastre di ardesia decorate a fiori che punteggiano anche le pareti.
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La mostra “Vitaliano VI. L’invenzione dell’Isola Bella” ci porta direttamente dentro Palazzo Borromeo, dove Vitaliano VI, insieme agli architetti Biffi e Cagnola, ha realizzato un esempio irripetibile di Barocco.
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Giocando con il contrasto e la similitudine fra l’interno del palazzo e l’esterno di giardini a terrazze, ci hanno regalato un gioiello tutt’ora unico al mondo.
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Vi aspettiamo a scoprirlo!
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Main sponsor: @aon_italia
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The wonders of nature and the works of man in a continuous dialogue.
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Rooms made precious with hundreds of works painted in gold and deep blue, marble busts, alabaster vases, slate plates decorated with flowers, which also dot the walls.
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The exhibition "Vitaliano VI. The invention of the Isola Bella" brings us directly into the Borromeo Palace, where Vitaliano VI, in collaboration with the architects Biffi and Cagnola, realized an unrepeatable example of the Baroque.
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Playing with contrast and similitudes between the interior of the palace and the exterior made of terraced gardens, they gave us a jewel still unique in the world.
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Come and discover it!

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🌈 Una leggenda narra che quando l'arcobaleno de 🌈
Una leggenda narra che quando l'arcobaleno della dea Iris dall'Olimpo toccava terra con un messaggio per gli uomini, un fiore di iris spuntava nel terreno.
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Da pochi giorni gli iris hanno cominciato a dipingere il Giardino dei Principi alla Rocca di Angera. 🌈
Uno scenario da non perdere e nuove buone notizie da ricevere!
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Legend has it that when the rainbow of the goddess Iris of Olympus touched the earth with a message for mankind, an iris flower sprouted from the ground.
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A few days ago, irises began to paint the Garden of the Princes at Rocca di Angera.
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Some good news to enjoy and a sight not to be missed!

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