Map of Codlea for Head up the steps to your left to reach the house, or 129 3 LAKE MERGOZZO PALLANZA ?VERBANIA? LAKE MAGGIORE continue ahead along the Piano delle Camelie through the garden; don’t miss the Piazzale dei Pappagalli, home to a colony of parrots and peacocks and a magnificent, thirty-metre-high fragrant magnolia. In front of the house is the Loggia del Cashmir, where rises the largest Kashmir cypress tree in Europe, over two hundred years old. The Borromeo family have furnished the villa with various historical bits and bobs taken from their other houses a doll collection here, a four-poster bed there; this is much more appealing than Isola Bella, with none of the pomposity. Room 6 holds scenery and puppets from the eighteenth-century Teatro delle Marionette, while room 15 is the beautiful Salotto Veneziano (Venetian Drawing-Room), with elaborate Rococo wall decoration imitating a floral canopy. Outside, turn right for the charming Piazzale della Cappella, centred on a pond with pink, red, white and yellow water-lilies and a hibiscus. Coffee, mimosa and banana plants add to the allure, with the little Mortuary Chapel on one side, dating from 1858. Steps lead down to the landing-stage past the Viale delle Palme, a line of giant palms interspersed with Ginkgo biloba. Lake Mergozzo Around the bay from Stresa and Baveno, Lake Maggiore ends at an expanse of reeds and marshes at the mouth of the River Toce. The main road bends right to hug the shore towards Verbania, while the autostrada and rail line dodge either side of the bulbous Mont’Orfano (794m) named for its orphan status, remote from nearby peaks on their way north to Domodossola. Map of Codlea 2016.
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