Parco della Tebaide, Siena
Inside Cetinale Villa there is a curious garden, created between 1698 and 1705, which derives its name from the deserted area of Egypt, inhabited by Christian eremites. Not by chance, waling along the path inside the wood, you will find stone’s crosses, sculptures of saints, votive chapels and frescos.
Giardini della Villa Medicea di Castello, Firenze
On the Florence hills there is the Accademia della Crusca’s venue. It is surrounded by huge and cured gardens, located on three terraces. The first is composed by 16 quadrangular flowerbeds with, at their center, a huge tank fountain. The “Giardino degli Agrumi”, the second one, allow you to watch 500 ornamental plants. The third one, finally, is composed by a dense wood of oaks and holms.
Parco del Castello di Miramare, Trieste
Overlooking the Trieste’s gulf, this park, belonging to to the wonderful castle, include by itself a huge quantity of plants. Large grassy areas, tortuous paths and small lakes create this amazing green corner. At its inside you can also find the “Giardino delle Farfalle”, a particular environment, house of 150 lepidopteron species.
Giardino di Ninfa, Cisterna di Latina
In Lazio there is this particular place, realized over the ruins of the Middle Ages city of Ninfa. The overall construction was done by Lelia Caetani, the last descendent of the owner noble family, making it an English Landscape Garden. Around the garden, in 1976, it has been realized a WWF oasis.
Parco Giardino Sigurta’, Valeggio sul Mincio
In Veneto you can find this nice mix of history, culture and nature which has been managed by different families during a period of 210 years. Nowadays the owners are still the Sigurta’. Not to be missed the spring blooms: hyacinths, daffodils and tulips.
Villa Taranto, Verbania
The terraces gardens host thousands of plants, distributed on an area of over 160.000 sq and crossed by 7 km of paths. It was created by Capitan Neil Boy Watson McEacharn, an English soldier, lover of botanic and Italy. The gardens are divided between gardens, flowerbeds and herbaria.
Villa Grock, Imperia
A magical and mysterious place, made by will of a clown that was used to come here to relax. Villa Grock it is an incredible and extravagant architectonic and decorative mix of rococo’, liberty, art-deco’ and oriental elements, everything enriched by esoteric symbolism and masons.
Villa Carlotta, Tremezzo
Located on Como Lake, this amazing villa is well known not only for the art operas that are located inside it but also for its garden. The villa, impressive but sober, stands over the top of the amazing and beautiful garden, which development is facilitated by the particular climate. The garden is of important historical and architectonical value.
Parco della Reggia di Caserta
Very long paths which link this Italian garden with an English one, baths full of fishes and the huge Grande Cascata located at the end of the park, further decorated by a mythological scene: Diana, surrounded by some water lilies is near to immerge herself in the water while Atteone, guilty of having watch the naked Dea, is in part already be transformed in deer.