A Rustic Idyll
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Luigi Chialiva ( 1842 - 1914)
Luigi Chialiva was born in Caslano in the Italian speaking Canton of Ticino, in Switzerland in 1842, the son of Abbondio Chialiva. He studied in Berne and graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic Institute in Zurich whereupon he worked with Gottfried Semper, the architect who designed, amongst other buildings, the Dresden Opera and Zurich Railway Station.