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29 August 2022

The Garden of Ideas: a literary journey through art and nature

The Garden of Ideas: a literary journey through art and nature

September marks the launch of the initiative promoted by Terre Borromeo, “The Garden of Ideas”, on Lago Maggiore: this is a cycle of three literary appointments that are open to the public to discover the exciting history of the Islands through the centuries, also thanks to studies on the Borromeo archive.

The first two encounters, scheduled for 9 and 16 September, will take place in the new greenhouse of the Delfino, the recently restored 18th-century building in the middle of Isola Bella.

The last one, on 23 September, will be held in the cafeteria on Isola Madre.

In an exciting interaction with authors, art historians, researchers and curators who all have a profound knowledge of the archive in common, historical periods will be reviewed through which the precious heritage that can still be admired today in all its artistic and historical splendour has been carefully conserved by the Borromeo family.

The encounter in the calendar for 9 September at 11am is devoted to the topic “Nature and Art Protagonists on Isola Bella”, with art historian Alessandro Morandotti, lecturer at the University of Turin, and archivist Sergio Monferrini. The authors will tell of how on Isola Bella, created by the imagination and genius of Vitaliano VI Borromeo, floral still lifes, landscapes and architectural perspectives characterise the Baroque artistic experiences in a constant dialogue with the panorama of Lago Maggiore, views and glimpses of the gardens and the palazzo, contributing to the charm and success of what has been defined as a “miracle of art and nature” ever since the 17th century.

On 16 September, again on Isola Bella, it will be the turn of art historians Marco Carminati and Stefano Zuffi. The authors of the volume “Palazzo Borromeo. Uno scrigno barocco sull’Isola Bella” [Palazzo Borromeo. A Baroque Treasure Chest on Isola Bella] will explore this unique location and its story up to the present day with the public. The spectacular Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Bella has remained intact: a kind of Versailles emerging from the waters of Lago Maggiore. It is hard to remain indifferent to the fascination of a location that has seen generations of Borromeo counts and princes, who have been generous hosts to kings, queens, people of letters, artists, travellers, and even of rather “awkward” figures such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Benito Mussolini.

Finally, on 23 September, on Isola Madre the historian of architecture Adele Buratti Mazzotta with Marco Carminati will guide us in the discovery of what links Isola Madre to the Isolino di San Giovanni, following meticulous research and study work on ancient documents and drawings conducted on the occasion of the recent publication of the book “L’Isolino di San Giovanni già di Sant’Angelo. 500 anni di storia” [The Isolino di San Giovanni, formerly Di Sant’Angelo. 500 Years of History] (A. Buratti Mazzotta).

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Esplora i siti museali di Terre Borromeo con un tour guidato.
Acquista l’audioguida al link in bio e preparati ad un’avventura indimenticabile tra arte, natura e cultura. 

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Explore Terre Borromeo's museum sites with a guided tour.
Purchase the audio guide at the link in bio and get ready for an unforgettable adventure among art, nature and culture.

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Sabato 16 marzo riaprono tutte le location di Terre Borromeo. Clicca sul link in bio per prenotare l'ingresso alle singole location o scegli una combo:

- Isola Bella + Isola Madre
- Isola Bella + Rocca di Angera + Parco Pallavicino
- Isola Bella + Isola Madre + Parco Pallavicino
- Isola Bella + Isola Madre + Rocca di Angera
- Isola Madre + Rocca di Angera + Parco Pallavicino

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Saturday, March 16th, all Terre Borromeo locations will reopen. Click the link in the bio to book the tickets to individual locations or choose a combo:

- Isola Bella + Isola Madre
- Isola Bella + Rocca di Angera + Parco Pallavicino
- Isola Bella + Isola Madre + Parco Pallavicino
- Isola Bella + Isola Madre + Rocca di Angera
- Isola Madre + Rocca di Angera + Parco Pallavicino

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Tra le pagine di questi volumi si celano commenti, appunti e disegni, talvolta legati semplicemente alle variazioni climatiche e talvolta ad avvenimenti epocali. Nel fondo Calendari sono ad esempio raccolti i “Giornali con le ferie”, i Lunari, svariati “Palmaverde”, i celebri almanacchi del regno Sardo.

A quale anno pensi si riferisca il calendario nella foto?

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Within the pages of these volumes are hidden comments, notes and drawings, sometimes simply related to climatic variations and sometimes to momentous events. For example, in the Calendars fund are collected "Giornali con le ferie", Lunari, several "Palmaverde", the famous almanacs of the Sardinian kingdom.

Which year do you think the calendar in the picture refers to?

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Segna la data sul calendario 📌

Sabato 16 marzo le location di Terre Borromeo apriranno le porte ad una nuova stagione piena di emozioni.
Attendiamo che l’inverno si dissolva per accoglierti a Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Rocca di Angera e Parco Pallavicino!

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 Mark the date on your calendar 📌

On Saturday, March 16, Terre Borromeo locations will open their doors to a new season full of excitement.
Waiting for winter to fade away to welcome you to Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Rocca di Angera and Parco Pallavicino!

Video credits: @juliamachnik 

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Esploriamo insieme la sala più celebre della Rocca di Angera!

La Sala della Giustizia svela un tesoro di affreschi su tre lati e sulle volte, che si presentano ricoperte da un ricco decoro a motivi geometrici dai colori brillanti.

Il ciclo di affreschi sulle pareti, considerato tra i più ricchi e complessi della pittura medioevale italiana, narra le epiche imprese di Ottone Visconti, ispirate al poemetto Liber gestis in civitate Mediolani.

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Let's explore the most famous and spectacular room of the Rocca di Angera! 

The Hall of Justice unveils a treasure trove of frescoes on three sides and on the vaults, which are covered in richly decorated geometric patterns in brilliant colors.

The cycle of frescoes on the walls, considered among the richest and most complex in medieval Italian painting, narrates the epic exploits of Ottone Visconti, inspired by the poem Liber gestis in civitate Mediolani.

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Un impegno che unisce passione e precisione. La pulizia dei finimenti equestri nelle grotte di Palazzo Borromeo ci permette di mantenere intatto ogni dettaglio, preservandolo con cura.

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A commitment that combines passion and precision. Cleaning equestrian harnesses in the caves of the Borromeo Palace allows us to keep every detail intact, carefully preserving them.

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Viaggiamo indietro nel tempo con uno sguardo al Lago Maggiore, catturando l'essenza senza tempo di un'Isola Bella in bianco e nero.

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Let's travel back in time with a look at Lake Maggiore, capturing the timeless essence of an Isola Bella in black and white.

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