When making experiences, attention to detail matters.Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin
A visit to Lake Como wouldn’t be complete without a stop in the colorful town of Varenna, Italy and a tour of Villa Monastero. This lovely villa — once a monastery but later a residence — faces the clear blue waters of Lake Como and awes visitors with its ornate architecture, statuary, and botanical gardens, always with something blooming.
But it’s the details that make the difference. Visit the villa, take your time, and view each room noting fine craftmanship from floor to ceiling.
Like this ornate dining room with an intricately woven tapestry, gilded chandelier, and detailed ceiling . . .
or the inlaid wood artwork in this circular table.
Handsome chests with detailed designs and stylish form will get your attention as well as tooled leather walls.
And there’s more outside. From handsomely manicured gardens to doors sporting fine grillwork — every detail is picture-worthy at Villa Monastero.
No wonder these images have remained favorites of ours since we visited in 2017.
Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.Anna Akhmatova, poet
The theme this week for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Focusing on the Details came from Patti Moed’s blog where you can find more detailed entries. If you’d like to submit a post with this theme, please link it to her original post and tag it Lens-Artists.
Travel for the details,
Rusha & Bert