Love historical homes? So so I! Whenever I travel I always check out if there are any cool mansions or places where famous historical characters have lived, such as Einstein or Mozart.
Not far from where I live, on the shores of Lake Lugano, there is an amazing villa to visit, where Italian writer Antonio Fogazzaro lived in the 1800s.
The villa is right on the lake, on the Italian side of the lake, and is beautiful inside and out. The best part of it, is that it has been left exactly as it was, so when you visit it, you have the wonderful feeling that the owners might have just stepped out a moment for a walk and that they are about to come back home.
The rooms are exquisitely furnished, with beautiful wooden furniture, incredible wallpapers, and vintage accents.
Needless to say, my favorite room was the library, a place where I’d love to sit and read for hours and hours.
The villa can be visited with a guide only, which adds to the experience because the guides know a lot about the history of the place and the family. You can find out more about it here: https://www.fondoambiente.it/luoghi/villa-fogazzaro-roi/
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