The museum complex of Villa Durazzo Centurione is a seat consisting of two historic houses of nobility, by a park/Italian garden and an art museum "Vittorio G. Rossi" in Santa Margherita Ligure, in the Tigullio, in the province of Genoa. The site, owned by the city, is also used for cultural and artistic events and exhibitions. The complex consists...

Rocca D'Ajello is an ancient fortress that stands on a wooded hill, 10 km from Camerino and 30 from Macerata, in the middle of a typical bucolic landscape. For over three hundred years, between years 1200 and 1500, Rocca D'Ajello was owned by the Duke of Varano; then the Vatican acquired it, gave it to different families throughout the years, and f...

The Regional Natural Parco delle Serre covers an area of 17,687 hectares (211,534 square yards) and also includes the area of Lake Angitola. Slopes and hills covered with forests characterize the landscape. Between the mountains, the park encloses vast depressions, including the plain of Lacina and the dales of Serra San Bruno, Chiaravalle, Mongian...

Villa Fracanzan Piovene, historical residence of the Fracanzan family, is at the center of a large complex of ancient buildings in the Vicenza province, Veneto. It was built in 1700 by Francesco Muttoni, a baroque architect, with vague references to the Palladian architecture in the main facade and with baroque finishes. The whole garden area is fe...

The Sista Garden is located on the outskirts of L'Aquila, 750 meters above sea level, surrounded by mountains and overlooking the valley of the Aterno. It was built in the 60's thanks to Gianfranco Sista, who wanted a wild-looking garden as had been sown by the wind, in a completely natural way. The entrance, a wooden gate covered by Virginia creep...

Considered a wonderful mountain area, it is connected to the capital of Trentino by a long cable car; an electric train departs from Collalbo to Maria Assunta, allowing tourists and visitors to enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding nature. The uniqueness of the Ritten Plateau is due to its open location on all fronts and its landscape: grassy an...

Villa d'Este is a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance, included in the UNESCO list of world heritage with its fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water and hydraulic music. The history of the villa is closely related to the history of its first owner, Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, son of Lucrezia Borgia. Appointed in the sixteenth century Gover...

Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, quaint town in the province of Salerno, is a historic building built on a rocky promontory overlooking the Amalfi Coast and largely occupied by an extensive park decorated with statues, antiques, fountains, caves and culminating in a belvedere. It draws the origins of its name from the rocky ridge on which it stands, once...

Villa Arconati, also known as the Castellazzo, is one of the historic mansions located in Bollate, in the hamlet of Castellazzo di Bollate. It is an example of late XVIII century Lombard baroque, and it is a national monument. The villa is located within the “Parco delle Groane”, on a corner of a large garden square, next to the courts and the chur...

The Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) is a historic park of the city of Florence. It extends behind the Pitti Palace, which was for nearly four centuries the residence of the grand dukes of Tuscany and for a short period of the kings of Italy. The Medici family was the first to ensure its accommodation, creating the model of the Italian garden th...