Laglio Pyramid on Lake Como - REA - Restauro e Arte

Laglio Pyramid on Lake Como

In the cemetery of Laglio is a curious pyramid-shaped tomb containing the remains of Joseph Frank, medician.

Joseph Frank was born October 22, 1771 in the Grand Duchy of Baden and was a distinguished physician, professor in Gottiga, Pavia, Wien and a great friend of Alessandro Volta. In 1829 he moved to Lake Como for health reasons.

He was a controversial man. He lived in a lavish, in rich and pompous receptions, he designed the pyramid monument and wanted it to be on the shore of the lake, where European travelers passed by at that time. At death he left many of his possessions to the poor, who took care for free in life, and the village church.

The monument is made of local stone. Before the restoration it was in a state of severe degradation, especially for the presence of mosses and plants on all surfaces.
The work, which involved cleaning, consolidation and recovery of plastering, has been carried out entirely on aerial platforms in the fall of 2012.

Laglio Pyramid on Lake Como - REA - Restauro e Arte
Laglio Pyramid on Lake Como - REA - Restauro e Arte
Laglio Pyramid on Lake Como - REA - Restauro e Arte
Laglio Pyramid on Lake Como - REA - Restauro e Arte
Laglio Pyramid on Lake Como - REA - Restauro e Arte
Laglio Pyramid on Lake Como - REA - Restauro e Arte
Laglio Pyramid on Lake Como - REA - Restauro e Arte