Lake Maggiore : Isola Bella’s Italianate garden

Lake Maggiore : Isola Bella’s Italianate garden

Still on Day 9 :   continued from my previous post ..

From the magnificent Palazzo, a flight of steps lined with moss covered pots and ferns peeping through cracks,  lead up to the ten tiered Italianate garden in the form of a pyramid with a statue of a Unicorn ridden by Eros at the top.

Please join hubby and I while we take a wander (bright sunlight not conducive to the best garden pics)  …

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Not only was there this brilliant white flowered Cornaceae (Dogwood) which I’ve never seen before …

IMG_6843… there were also brilliant white peacocks which I’ve never seen before either 🙂   Sooo .. as a result there are several photos of these extraordinary birds scattered here and there in this post 😉

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IMG_6876 I wasn’t the only one fascinated by these beautiful birds ..  the pièce de résistance would have been his glistening white fantail, but it was not to be 🙁

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Saying goodbye to beautiful Isola Bella ..

IMG_6893From one to the next … a cruise around Lake Como

…. Trafalgar Tours : Best of Italy : June 2013

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