Friday, 30 March 2007

More from Italy - Gardone Riviera and Brescia

Saló, on Lake Garda, is where Mussolini set up a fascist republic in German-occupied Italy after escaping from imprisonment in 1943. At nearby Gardone Riviera, the yellow villa was the home (between 1921 and his death in 1938) and is now the memorial of Gabriele d'Annunzio, a remarkable and eccentric figure - literary, military and political - in Italian history. And a very strange man indeed, to judge from the interior of the villa, which it is not permitted to photograph; you can get a small flavour of it here.

Brescia: the Castello (above) and Piazza della Loggia (below), looking towards the Torre del'Orologio (clock tower), from 1546.


At 1/4/07 15:12, Blogger b o o said...

that, is a bootiful villa


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