Villa del Balbianello wedding photo shooting

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Published: 27 January 2014
Villa del Balbianello wedding photo shooting

Please enjoy this wedding made in one of the most amazing wedding location in the world.
VIlla del Balbianello
The villa was built in 1787 on the site of a Franciscan monastery for
the Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini. The two towers which can be seen in
the picture are the campanili of the convent church. After the cardinal’
s death in 1796 Giuseppe Arconati Visconti bought the villa and made
improvements to its gardens and the loggia.
In the nineteenth century the villa belonged to the Porro-Lambertenghi
family. The writer and patriot Silvio Pellico was a visitor in 1819.
By the early twentieth century the buildings had fallen into a state
of neglect when an American businessman, Butler Ames, purchased and
renovated the villa and its garden. In 1974 it was bought by the
explorer Guido Monzino (leader of the first Italian expedition to climb
Mount Everest), who filled it with rich collections, including
artifacts acquired on his expeditions. Monzino, who died in 1988, left
the villa to the Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano, the National Trust of
Italy. Its grounds now form part of the Grandi Giardini Italiani.
A number of feature films have used the villa for location shooting,
including A Month by the Lake (1995), Casino Royale (2006). The villa
was also used for the lake retreat scenes in Star Wars: Episode II
Attack of the Clones (2002) however CGI was used in place of the
building's true exterior.