Roses and Jasmine in full bloom everywhere.
All these images were taken in the gardens of Palazzo Lantieri in Gorizia.
From Palazzo Lantieri website:
“Palazzo Lantieri is situated in the historic centre of Gorizia in beautiful surroundings: a visit to
this prestigious historical dwelling with its harmonious blend of modernity and tradition is a unique experience. Its spacious and elegant rooms were frequented in the past by royal and stellar literary figures including Goethe, Goldoni and Casanova, and are now open to those who want the experience of being seduced by their timeless charm.
Palazzo Lantieri has been an important cultural reference point for centuries, not only for Gorizia
and its county, but for Central Europe as well. It was built in the 14th century to guard the south-western entrance to the city. Various alterations were carried out to enlarge and adorn it, resulting in its slow transformation from fortress into the noble dwelling we see today. Its famous guests have included the French royal family, Pope Pius VI, the Archduchess of Austria Maria Theresa and Napoleon, as well as important cultural figures such as Goethe, Schiller, Goldoni, Pietro Metastasio, Casanova and Lorenzo da Ponte, all of whom mention it in their writings.”
Gorizia is a charming city situated in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, at the borders of Austria and Slovenia.
The whole region is an enchanting area going from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea, at the North East corner of Italy, where my family is from and I have to say...an area not well known even by Italians!
Photography© Albarosa Simonetti
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