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Villa Carlotta is a historic building in the town Tremezzina in the province of Como. The villa is famous both for its art collection, and for the vast botanical garden that surrounds it. The villa was built in 1690 at the behest of the Marquis Giorgio II Clerici. In 1801 the property was bought by Gian Battista Sommariva illustrious figure in Milan and art collector. In 1843 he was later purchased by Princess Marianne of Nassau, who gave his daughter Carlotta villa; from this derives the name "Villa Carlotta". Since the beginning of '900 villa had various owners, until you get to the City of Tremezzo which transformed it into a museum. The museum exhibition consists of works from the collection of Giovanni Battista Sommariva, and which are still housed on the ground floor and first floor. Among the most famous works are "The Last Kiss gave Giullietta from Rome" by Hayez, marble and plaster casts of Antonio Canova and Berthel Thorvaldsen. On the second floor are located the original furnishings of the Princess Charlotte of Prussia. Of great interest it is also the botanical gardens that have made famous all over the world Villa. The Italian garden, the tunnel of citrus fruits and the romantic garden make the villa a magical and charming place.

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Via Regina, 2
22016 Tremezzina

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