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Veduta panoramica della Villa e del giardino

The Garden
Milan’s first, this Villa’s English-style garden was one of the greatest attractions and novelties for visitors at the time of its creation. Count Belgiojoso commissioned the architect Leopold Pollack to design the garden, in collaboration with Count Ercole Silva; it recreates a natural landscape where the vegetation allows ancient ruins to surface.
At the center, the small lake cannot be viewed in its entirety. Thus, the observer’s imagination is aroused, while the natural and romantic shapes of the garden are in perfect harmony with the classical and rational character of the Villa as they beautify one another.

E. Silva, Dell'arte de' giardini inglesi (1813), Olschki, Città di Castello 2006