Italian Botanical Heritage

Italian Botanical Heritage is a project aimed at fostering the knowledge of the Italian botanical, artistic and cultural Italian heritage and the development of green tourism in Italy, and to become a virtual meeting platform between enthusiasts of this field.


The Park of Mediterranean Biodiversity, formerly Parco della Scuola Agraria, was inaugurated in 2004. It is located in the center of the town of Catanzaro, Calabria, and it is entirely dedicated to the protection of the flora and fauna characteristic of the Mediterranean, such as the numerous botanical species.

Villa Cicogna Mozzoni was built in 1463 as a hunting lodge of the Mozzoni family, and renovated and expanded in the third decade of the sixteenth century commissioned by the brothers Francesco and Maino Mozzoni. In the 1580s Ascanio Mozzoni tried to revive, in the settlement of the land around the villa, the many ideas learned during numerous trips...

The Bardini Garden is a historical garden of Florence, in the Oltrarno area: four hectares of garden, forest and orchard garden right by the medieval city walls. The first phase of the history of this area dates back to the Middle Ages starring the wealthy Mozzi family which, in the thirteenth century, was the owner of several houses and land inclu...

The San Giuliano Lake Oasis is located in the San Giuliano Regional Reserve, established in 2000 in the municipalities of Grottole and Miglionico, in the Matera province. The area covers about 1300 hectares and is one of the most important wetlands of Basilicata.

The origin of the Abbey dates back to the summer of 1361, when the first stone for the construction of the new monastery dedicated to St. Jerome was laid. The authors of the project, also the first inhabitants, were the Benedictine monks to which, over the following centuries, it is owed the enormous prestige reached across Europe.

The current complex of Villa Fidelia overlooks, in a very scenic location, the road that runs through the Valle Umbra separating it from the first hills rich of historical settlements and prestigious olive crops. The complex was commissioned in the sixteenth century by the Urbani family and was built on the remains of a sanctuary belonging to a set...

  WTI Magazine #85    2016 November 21Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   The Kolymbetra Garden (greek word for a type of pool used in Roman times for aquatic sports) is an archaeological site of great historical, scenic, agricultural and natural importance, located in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. In 1999, the r...