Fifth Annual FAI Roses of May (Rose di Maggio) Festival in Varese

Fifth Annual FAI Roses of May (Rose di Maggio) Festival in Varese

Photo courtesy of FAI ROSE DI MAGGIO, Villa Della Porta Bozzolo VA, Foto © Paolo Barcucci.jpg

On Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at the Villa Della Porta Bozzolo the
FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) - the National Trust for Italy in Casalzuigno (VA) hosted the "Roses of May" festival.  This was the fifth consecutive year that the festival was held. 

The event had both a market and an exhibition dedicated to the "queen of flowers", the symbol of sensuality and purity, yet also beauty and elegance. The two-day festival provided those in attendance an excellent opportunity to admire the splendor of the garden at the lovely Villa Della Porta Bozzolo.

There were over a thousand varieties of Gallic and botanical roses on display at the event. Some of the best Italian rose nurserymen exhibited a large collection of roses, both ancient and modern, that wafted their perfume into the air with intoxicating scents and filled the spaces of the villa with soft colors.
More information about the program (in Italian):
Information: Villa Della Porta Bozzolo - Ph. 0332/624136; e-mail:; 
Press Office FAI:
Simonetta Biagioni - press - tel. 02.467615219;
Novella Mirri – radio and TV – tel. 06.68308756;

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