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Villa Balbiano


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This volume recounts the centuries-long history of Villa Balbiano, a magnificent architectural masterpiece meticulously restored by Jacques Garcia.

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Ruben Modigliani is chief editorial writer for AD Italia. An authority on the history of architecture and taste, he has served on the editorial staff of Elle Decor, Grazia Casa, and D la Repubblica delle Donne. Bruno Ehrs is one of Sweden's leading photographers. Flammarion has published his work in Chateau de Villette: The Restoration of a French Masterpiece (2018), Chaumet: Parisian Jeweler since 1780 (2017), A Day at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (2015), Vacheron Constantin: Artists of Time (2015), and One Savile Row: Gieves & Hawkes, The Invention of the English Gentleman (2014).


Here's another coffee table book that will satisfy your wanderlust, and maybe even trigger you to buy a plane ticket. Villa Balbiano is a 16th century architectural masterpiece located in Ossuccio on Lake Como. The historic Italian villa hosts world-class paintings, such as 17th century frescoes by the Recchi Brothers as well as Agostino Silva. Antique furnishings keep the original feel present in the interiors, though the property was recently renovated by French Designer Jacques Garcia. --Italian Bark

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