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Palazzo Cocozza di Montanara

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The noble palace of Aragonese times, 16th century, rises on the road leading from Casolla to Piedimonte, in the province of Caserta. It is distributed on three levels with a plant, which enclosed a central courtyard settled as Italian style garden. It underwent renewal works after the devastation of 1860 after the battles between Garibaldians and Bourbon.  The garden of 1000 mq with its present settlement was created by the British landscaper Peter Curzon, who introduced the elements of classical gardens, like geometries and vegetal species, and informal ones with an exotic taste, such as folies and the views. The principal façade facing Corso principale di Casolla, is characterised by a wide entrance above which there is the family emblem, a pumpkin. Form the courtyard there is an access, always through a scenographic portal, to the second romantic style garden, whose emotional impact is remarkable and it was chosen by Pier paolo Pasolini to shoot a novella of his adaptation of Decameron. In the area it is possible to find an important Mediterranean and exotic botanical heritage with centuries old plants , a lake with some sculptural elements such as a well, nine fountains numerous statues, an obelisk,  a ionic temple with a circular plant. Shaped hedges of Laurus nobilis and Quercus ilex, a collection of lavender (angustifolia, vera, spike etc..). Various species of roses,  such as the rose garden of “Ronsart”, which seems to come out form light blue agapanthus at the basis of orange trees and holm oaks, cider trees and pines, pomegranate trees and flowered hedges. There are five levels of terracing where orange trees of various trims, abelie, Anemone japonica, and the orange Leonotis leonurus find here a perfect habitat. Outside the place, on the opposite side of the road, there is the private chapel of San Rocco, with a green area formed by orange trees and  Phoenix canariensis. The architectural complex is completed by a  “Caisses de Versailles” a greenhouse used as winter garden,  which hosts palms like  Phoenix roebelenii and Archontophoenix cunninghamiana.


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Via Parrocchia, 2 Loc. Piedimonte di Casolla Caserta - Caserta(CE)

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