On Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June 2021 at Giardino Pensile in Via Volta n. 66 - 68 will be held for the review Bellezze Interiori a series of events.
Via Alessandro Volta n°66, Como
The shape and size of the "walled city" of Como are defined by the perimeter of the medieval walls, a few meters outside the previous, incorporated, planting and development of the Roman city (from 196 BC to the first-third century AD). The defensive works of the city strengthened later (from XII to XVI century) have led to an increase in the height of the land inside and behind the walls, with the formation of embankments of the ramparts and a lowering of the land outside and behind the walls, with the formation of large ditches. When the military defensive needs disappeared, the areas and buildings of the ramparts and moats were privatized and divided, allowing the construction of roads, buildings, courtyards and gardens.
Among these, the hanging garden of Via Volta 66, characterized until the '60s by plans degrading from the walls towards the front of the building to the west, stylistically marked by the "grotesque" genre.
The restructuring and restoration carried out in the '70s, on behalf of the property of the lawyer Antonio Spallino, have led to a general redevelopment of the complex, such as to highlight the artistic and environmental interest. In particular, with regard to the garden, the greater height maintained with respect to the lowered walls has allowed the creation of an open environment, connected on a continuous slope from the front walls to the floor of the rooms of the main floor and focused on the enhancement of the pre-existence of a monumental Japanese maple, classified by Emilio Trabella among the most valuable Italian specimens.
Via Alessandro Volta n°68, Como
Today's Via Volta, so called in 1888 after the death of Alessandro Volta who lived there in a house owned by the family since 1500, has several raised gardens on the walls overlooking Viale Varese. At number 68, hidden by the palace of which the architect Eugenio Linati designed in 1870 the facade "neo-gothic, but also airy neoclassical verticality" is one of the most striking. It has a symmetrical design able to inspire quietness, calm and repose of thought, and it hosts many centenarian trees among which: magnolia, hollies and a wisteria, as well as numerous flowering essences and shrubs. The first data of the house date back to the end of '500, when the property was owned by the Rusca and then by the Lucini. Subsequently indicated in the Catasto Teresiano as "San Donnino 52", with the passing of the years the property passed to various families of Como, managing to preserve its delicate charm and seductive beauty.
The ticket allows access to the entire event both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm and participation in all scheduled events.
Go to one of the two ticket offices on the day of the event for validation and temperature measurement:
TICKET OFFICE COMO: Informagiovani di Como, Via Vittorio Emanuele II 98, 22100 Como (CO)
TICKET OFFICE BRUNATE: Pro Loco di Brunate, Piazza Bonacossa, 22034 Brunate (CO)
Ticket Office closing time 18:30
For Festival ticket holders there are special fares for the funicular directly to the departure stations at the price of € 4,00 return.