Bathing Venus at Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta
In the dungeons of the Villa Antica
“Leinate, a garden full of architectural elements, owned by the Duke Litta, I liked it … I would advise not walking alone in Leinate; the garden is full of water jets made just to soak the spectators. When I put my foot on the first step of a certain ladder, six jets of water splashed between my legs“(Stendhal)
At Orticolario 2018 the sophisticated and enchanting water shows of Ninfeo in Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta, a place of great fascination considered to be the most important and significant example of the genre.
In a magical setting inside the dungeons, participants in period costume will accompany you in a real journey among the most characteristic elements of Ninfeo: the “Atrio dei Quattro Venti” (Atrium of the Four Winds) and its water game, the arched water jets of the Fountain of Galatea, the “Gallina dalle uova d’oro” (The golden goose), the bathing Venus and the “Viale delle Romane” with its dancing water walls.
Villa Litta, which can be visited from May to the end of October, is an enchanting villa of delights: fun, art and history with a great variety of mosaics, statues, frescoes, fountains and water games.
The space will house events.
> “Il Gioco nel Giardino” (only in Italian)
Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta