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Italy in bloom: the best gardens to visit in spring

Italy in bloom: the best gardens to visit in spring | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Click hWhile it is hard to turn your back on Italy’s galleries and museums, a visit to some of the country’s great gardens will prove every bit as rich in historical and cultural interest, with the added delight of feeling the sun on your face, filling your lungs with the scent of wisteria (it never smells like that here – but then it never flowers so extravagantly in Britain) and drinking in view after stupendous view – for the Italians are the masters of siting their gardens to make the best of the panorama. ere to edit the content

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Picture of the Day: The Statue of Apennine by Giambologna

Picture of the Day: The Statue of Apennine by Giambologna | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The Villa di Pratolino was a Renaissance patrician villa in Vaglia, Tuscany, Italy. It was mostly demolished in 1820 and its remains are now part of Villa Demidoff, 12 km north of Florence, reached from the main road to Bologna.
The villa was built by Francesco I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. The designer of the villa and gardens was his court architect/designer/mechanic/engineer Bernardo Buontalenti, who completed it in a single campaign from 1569 to 1581. In 1579 it was complete enough to serve as the the setting for Francesco’s wedding to Bianca Cappello. In its time it was a splendid example of the Mannerist garden.
Though the villa and its fountains were kept in repair, after Francesco’s death it was deserted and the place was left to fall into decay. Later, the Grand Duke Ferdinand III decided to demolish the villa and the garden was then re-designed in the English landscape manner.


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Ten Gardens to visit in Italy

Ten Gardens to visit in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Italian gardens are among the most beautiful in the world thanks to their lush; Here a list of the 10 gardens to visit in Italy.
  1. Villa Durazzo Pallavicini – Genova Pegli (Liguria)
  2. Giardino Giusti – Verona (Veneto)
  3. Valentine’s Park – Turin (Piedmont)
  4. Villa Gamberaia – Settignano, Firenze (Tuscany)
  5. Bardini Garden – Firenze (Tuscany)
  6. Villa Lante of Bagnaia – Viterbo (Latium)
  7. Garden of Ninfa – Cisterna di Latina (Latium)
  8. Palace of Caserta – Caserta (Campania)
  9. Villa San Michele – Anacapri, Island of Capri (Campania)
  10. Kolymbetra Garden – Agrigento (Siciliy)
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5 of the Most Beautiful Gardens in Italy

5 of the Most Beautiful Gardens in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
From Isola Bella on Lake Como to the Villa d'Este at Tivoli, here are 5 of the most beautiful gardens in Italy!
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