I did not know that the Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, very close to where I am staying, contains one of the great collections of work by neoclassical sculpture.
The Marble Room on the ground floor is dominated by Venus and Mars by Luigi Acquisti:-
The frieze by Thorvaldsen.
Next door is the Muse Terpsichore by Canova (1811):-
In a small room, there is a large collection of cameos. Opposite is a room dominated by Canova’s Palamedes (1803-1808):-
Then on the opposite side is Cupid and Psyche, an early copy done in the 1830s:-
The whole place is remarkably well preserved, thanks to Giovanni Battusta Sommariva, a politician and collector, and the fact that it was taken over by a foundation in 1927:-