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Re: King Francesco II of Two-Sicilies
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2009, 09:17:57 AM »
Does this villa of Archduke Albert still exists? And any pictures? I once passed Arco and I only saw the old castle.

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Re: King Francesco II of Two-Sicilies
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2009, 09:41:37 AM »
The park that was around the villa still exists, but I think that the villa no longer exists.

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Re: King Francesco II of Two-Sicilies
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2009, 11:21:05 AM »
Oh yes!, I love that area, I'm from Italy!  :)

Oh, nice  :)  I would love to see pictures from Archduke's villa. I think he received several Habsburgs there. I remember reading that Archduchess Elisabeth (Albert's sister in law) visited Arco and Garda several times. i don't know if she stayed in his villa or she owned or rented a villa there.

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« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2009, 11:47:38 AM »
Unfortunately I have never seen photos of the villa, but there are several photos of the park on the web.
I'd like to see some photos of the villa during the period of maximum splendor.

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Re: King Francesco II of Two-Sicilies
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2009, 12:18:07 PM »
I saw a photo of him near a wooden cabin, I don't know if that was the villa.

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Re: King Francesco II of Two-Sicilies
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2009, 12:26:48 PM »
If I can find it. It is a photo of him in shooting clothes near a wooden cabin.

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Re: King Francesco II of Two-Sicilies
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2009, 12:30:12 PM »
I think it's possible that he was in the park around the villa.

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Re: King Francesco II of Two-Sicilies
« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2009, 03:37:12 AM »
It could that the picture was taken in the villa. I wonder if the villa really doesn't exist anymore. I think if the park exists then maybe the villa is now in ruins or  is a building for other use? Archducke Albert was very rich and I think his villa in Arco must have been extreme beautiful and large (when one seens his other palaces). Also considering the beautiful gardens and park sorrounding the villa that still exists today, it must have been a lovely place.

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Re: King Francesco II of Two-Sicilies
« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2009, 06:22:25 AM »
I will do a search to find out if the villa no longer exists or has changed use...I hope that I'm wrong, and that the villa still exists, it would be very interesting to visit.  :)

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Re: King Francesco II of Two-Sicilies
« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2009, 12:08:19 PM »
Does anyone have more information about the movie 'O re ? I would hardly like to buy it on DVD. Can someone help me ?

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Director: Luigi Magni
Actors:         Giancarlo Giannini    ...    Francesco II di Borbone
               Ornella Muti   ...      Maria Sofia

Plot summary for
'O re (1989)

One of the key factors in Italian unification was the overthrow in 1860 of Francesco, the King of Naples and the two Sicilies, who went into elegant but impoverished exile in Rome with his queen Maria Sofia. This serio-comic drama follows the deposed king and his queen as they adapt to their new lives. The former king has recognized the political finality of his deposition, but his queen has taken to traveling in men's clothing all over Italy trying to foment an uprising to restore them to the throne. Not only that, but she is frantic to have a baby and heir, but the king has become celibate as a kind of homage to his beloved mother. He is spending all his time lobbying the Vatican to get her declared a saint.

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Re: King Francesco II of Two-Sicilies
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2009, 02:22:12 PM »


 


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Re: King Francesco II of Two-Sicilies
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2009, 01:51:40 PM »
A scene
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2026379/o_re_scene_dal_film_giancarlo_giannini_ornella_muti/A scenbe


There is a movie about the Borbones from 1970

"Napoli 1860: La fine dei Borboni"
« Last Edit: March 27, 2009, 01:58:04 PM by Rani »

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Re: King Francesco II of Two-Sicilies
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2009, 03:36:46 PM »
I think I don't have pictures of Albrecht's villa (hmm, maybe there is one in his biography "Der stumme Reiter", I'll have a look), but on www.bildarchiv.at you can find a photo which was taken in the gardens of this villa.

Suche (on the left) > Suchbegriff(e) "Erzherzog Albrecht > second row, second picture (Albrecht, Francesco II., his brother Caserta and Princess Maria Immaculata, Caserta's daughter)
Ich aber breite trauernd aus
die weiten weissen Schwingen,
Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


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Re: King Francesco II of Two-Sicilies
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2009, 06:43:10 AM »
Does this villa of Archduke Albert still exists? And any pictures? I once passed Arco and I only saw the old castle.

For me it's a real pleasure to announce that I was wrong  :)  the villa still exists and is in via Fossagrande (Fossagrande road), near the arciducale park "arboretum".