Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Day Opening - January 16

Villa Monticello was built by the counts of Orsolini at Avenza, Tuscany, Italy, in 1766 as a small country retreat. In the late 19th century, it was acquired by French Dervillé family, who did some renovating by adding grand flights of steps at the front and back, as well as loggias (balconies or entrance porches) on three sides of the villa.

Today, Villa Monticello is owned by Marzia Vanelli Dazzi, who lives there with her husband and children.

images: Taschen

1 comment:

dimitris said...

Hans, are you a friend of the family over there?..))
Would love to spend some time there..))