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Illustrious gardens described include the Villa Cicogna Mozzoni, Isola Bella, Villas Melzi and the Villa San Remigio.
Illustrious gardens described include the Villa Cicogna Mozzoni with its 16th century parterre & water staircase; Isola Bella, a baroque extravaganza on an island in the middle of an alpine lake; Villas Melzi and Carlotta’s gardens made by rival Napoleonic grandees; the Villa San Remigio, a garden created by two Edwardian lovers as an alfresco theatre for celebrating their love of art and nature.
Independent landscape consultant specialising in historic gardens and architecture since 1985; freelance lecturer, including Universities of Bristol and Oxford; specialist tour leader and lecturer in Britain, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy. ADFAS lecture tour of Australia in 2010. Writer and broadcaster on historic gardens and related topics. Steven Desmond's book Gardens of the Italian Lakes, with photography by Marianne Majerus, is published by Frances Lincoln