A garden designed by Domenico Parodi.
Built adjacent to a hillside, Palazzo Lomellini houses a marvelous – almost secret – garden, filled with fountains, grottoes and sculptures, designed by the Italian sculptor Domenico Parodi.
The son of Filippo Parodi, a famous Italian sculptor, Domenico inherited the studio in 1702, on the death of his father.
Palazzo Lomellini testifies to his incredible ability to merge his skills as painter, architect and sculptor.
As well as being in charge of the interior design of the palazzo, Parodi painted the frescoes on the walls and ceilings of the palazzo and designed the exterior terraces and the fountains and grottos in the gardens.
The garden of Palazzo Lomellini is designed in continuity with its interior: the frescoes painted by Parodi inside seem to be brought to life outside…