I GIARDINI DI VILLA MELZI   Bellagio

 
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Plane-tree drive


The path along the lake which leads to the Villa is bordered by a plane-trees row that today as originally are magnificently pruned the shape of umbrella with the arms horizontally disclosed in order to offer major shade and coolness. 

Their shape allows the visitor to enjoy fully the lake view from the higher sides of the garden.

The same kind of pruning was adopted for in French towns  to protect soldiers of Napoleonic army by hot and sun.