Monday, August 6, 2007

Villa Pellegrini Cipolla

On one of the rides with David we stopped by the beautiful Villa Pellegrini Cipolla, located in Castion Veronese near Lake Garda. It was built in 1760 by noted architect Ignazio Pellegrini. Today it is also used for banquets, cultural events, exhibits, fashion shows and meetings.

Napoleone Bonaparte used the villa during the Battle of Rivoli (the battle, 14-15 January, 1797, was a key victory in the first French campaign in Italy against Austria. Bonaparte's 23,000 French defeated an attack of 28,000 Austrians under General Alvinczy. The outcome at Rivoli led to French occupation of northern Italy).
Photo: me at the entrance

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