Florence and Tuscany possesses an astounding number of villas and gardens. Since the 15th century gardens have been laid out without interruption, for villas as well as palaces, in both town and countryside. In this region nature joins hands with art, the past with the present.
This splendid heritage includes a vast range of types, significance and inspiration, deriving from the stylistic variety of the gardens and the different epochs at which they were created. A visit to the gardens of Florence and Tuscany is a voyage through time as well as space.
Thanks to this guide, visitors can appreciate the beauty of a garden not only for its natural aspects, but also as a true art form.
Mariachiara Pozzana, architect, is a garden designer specialised in restoring historic gardens. She has restored the Bardini Garden in Florence and worked in the design group for the Venaria Reale Park in Turin. She is a member of the...