But where does all the water come from that animates and completes the splendid context of Villa Duquesa de Galliera in Voltri? How do your waterfalls, ponds, water games of the nymphaeum always work? You will be able to discover it tomorrow, through one of the usual guided tours that are organized on holidays in one of the pearls of the Genoese speaker.
The extraordinary inauguration of the small Cistern Cave, which has been in operation since 1700. The appointment is at 3.30 pm, at the park entrance: a maximum of fifteen people can participate and can be booked at [email protected] or by writing a WhatsApp message to the number 347 7276837.
At the end of the road Luigi Olivo Bozzano, a seventeen-year-old student from ‘Calvin’, will show the results of its analyzes carried out in the lakes and waterfalls of the lookout, showing visitors, under a microscope, the microorganisms present, an indication of the good environmental quality of the waters that feed the falls. The visit includes: entrance to the garden, to the historical theater, to Grotta della Cisterna, the Caves illuminated waterfalls and the Belvedere Castle.
Meanwhile, the Belvedere of Villa Duchessa di Galliera a Voltri. After almost two months of work, coordinated byATI Villa Galliera, current manager of the most precious garden areas of the park, the works of one of the most evocative areas, created in 1880 by Giuseppe Rovelli by Maria Brignole Sale.
Work was done to reactivate the entire system of waterfalls, streams and underground lakes. The azaleas collection has expanded and new flowers dot the undergrowth. There was no shortage of restorations that recovered the Column of Christopher Columbus back on its pedestal and that involved cleaning the marbles of the Fountain. “The Friends of the Villa Duchessa di Galliera Association, that for sixteen years has had as a mission to improve the park – says Emanuele Musso, president of the association – financed the restoration of the marble furniture. But there will be other initiatives, including the recovery of the Madonnina di Cavour and the restoration of a canvas that belonged to the Duchess of which we cannot reveal anything yet ”.
The work was carried out in coordination between several subjects, in a continuous collaboration between volunteers and professionals of theATI Villa Galliera and Aster, with prior authorization from the Supervision and of Green Offices of the Municipality of Genoa, current owner of the entire complex.
The Treeclimbing Italia Association also sponsored various interventions for the reopening of the original optical cones, which carried out a real professionalization course during the course of the works, intervening directly on the trees.
Instead, the restorations were performed by Co. Art of Carlini and Meriana and of Aran projects.
“The Belvedere – says Matteo Frulio, scientific director of the Park – thus rediscovered its waterfalls, the romantic charm of a typical forest from the late nineteenth century. The flowers were arranged following the traces found in the historical documentation but also considering the representative styles of the time, from the gardenesque to the wild garden: landscape rooms dedicated to individual botanical species considered a true status symbol in the 19th century are created “. Within Castelloin addition, some period furniture has been placed that reconstructs the atmosphere of the late nineteenth century.
For these works the associations APS Landscape System and Friends of the Villa Duchessa di Galliera they invested about twenty-five thousand euros. The rest was extrapolated from the municipal maintenance fee for the park itself.
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