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Antique French bed Trouvais

Designer Laura Biagiotti’s gold-threaded white Italian silk draped bedroom

at the Castello di Marco Simone, built between the 11th and 15th centuries

on the former site of a Roman villa…

French c. 1830 silk swagged and baldacchino topped bed…

Painted cove ceiling

Frescoes from the 15th and 16th centuries on the second floor…

some dating from Roman times and collected from other villas…

Discovered under nine coats of paint and restored by five

preservation artists over a year and a half…

Italian frescos Trouvais

Early 16th century allegorical figure of summer…

Stucco bas relief

Bas relief on bathroom wall of Mariuccia Mandelli and Aldo Pinto

of the Italian fashion house, Krizia…


formal parterre in Verona Trouvais

Elaborate boxwood parterres at the entrance to Villa Emo

Privately owned by the Emo family until 2004, it has been conserved

as part of the Palladian Villas of the Veneto.

Stone table on Verona terrace

A stone table set in gravel courtyard at Villa Elmo…

Lovely walls…

Italian allee

A statue at the end of a long line of poplar trees…

Italian Style

Catherine Sabino & Angelo Tomdini

Photography Guy Bouchet

Published 1985