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Villa Guevara

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Villa Guevara in Recale

Il garden It was built at the end of the eighteenth century at the behest of the Duchess Anna Maria Suardo Guevara, Duchess of Bovino, lady of the company queen of Naples, Maria Carolina.

The 3 September 1781 Ferdinand IV of Bourbon grants the privilege of a "water pug”Coming from the nearby waterfall Palace of Caserta for the irrigation of the new garden, which suffers with the due proportions of the influence of the Bourbon park. The plant, extended over 1,7 hectares, was conceived and designed according to the model of gardens Italian. The fulcrum of the composition is the "avenue of the umbrellas“, One of the most unique examples of topiary ars of the '700. After a few decades, the original geometric aspect was contaminated by planting of the tree camphor and tree to the tulips, left to grow spontaneously without any pruning.

The mixture between Italian rigor and English informality was perpetuated with the introduction of the camellia and of thePudic acacia or Sensitive.

The subsequent conceptions landscape they will transform the pre-existing one wood hunting trips, already in the old age of two hundred years, in the current romantic walk picturesque.

Of particular interest botanist it is the presence, in the garden, of the Camelia japonica "Atroviolacea", a precious ancient camellia with a beautiful purple color, which is supposed to derive from the important collection of camellias grown in the nearby Palace of Caserta.

The history of Villa Guevara

Il garden It was built at the end of the eighteenth century at the behest of the Duchess Anna Maria Suardo Guevara, Duchess of Bovino, lady of the company queen of Naples, Maria Carolina.

The 3 September 1781 Ferdinand IV of Bourbon grants the privilege of a "water pug”Coming from the nearby waterfall Palace of Caserta for the irrigation of the new garden, which suffers with the due proportions of the influence of the Bourbon park.

The plant, extended on 1,7 hectares, was conceived and designed according to the model of the gardens Italian. The fulcrum of the composition is the "avenue of the umbrellas“, One of the most unique examples of topiary ars of the '700.

After some decades the original geometric appearance was contaminated by the planting of the tree camphor and tree to the tulips, left to grow spontaneously without any pruning.

The mixture between Italian rigor and English informality was perpetuated with the introduction of the camellia and of thePudic acacia or Sensitive.

The subsequent conceptions landscape they will transform the pre-existing one wood hunting trips, already in the old age of two hundred years, in the current romantic walk picturesque.

Of particular interest botanist it is the presence, in the garden, of the Camelia japonica "Atroviolacea", a precious ancient camellia with a beautiful purple color, which is supposed to derive from the important coll