Lord Crawford's Italian villa
I am certain that somewhere I have read that in the film 'Room with a View' when Maggie Smith and Helena Bonham Carter travel on a train, the Villa Palmieri appears through the window. Can anyone confirm this please?
Started: 11th Sep 2015 at 14:15
This garden is famed for the medieval garden described by Boccacio rather than for its Victorian Mixed Style garden, made for the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres in the 1870s. It has remnants, including a lemon garden, from a late seventeenth century Baroque design. Queen Victoria herself used to come here to stay with the Earl's family. One can gaze through the mists of time to see the stuffiness of Victorian formalism and the Italian late-Baroque. Or one can look further back, to see the gay freedom of Bocaccio's revelling youth.
Replied: 12th Sep 2015 at 10:22
I am certain that somewhere I have read that Osama bin Laden was related to the Earl of Crawford. And Barak Obama is related to the Queen too!
Replied: 12th Sep 2015 at 15:52
And I'm a Dutchman
Replied: 12th Sep 2015 at 17:06