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...

  WTI Magazine #59    2015 May, 1Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   The Colorno Royal Palace was built by Duke Ranuccio II Farnese in 1660 as a tribute to his wife Violante Margherita of Savoy, a great lover of fox hunting, and was later completed by his son Ranuccio II, the Duke Francesco Farnese until 1719. The Honorabl...

  WTI Magazine #75    2016 January 18Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   The Venaria Royal Palace, 10 kilometers from Turin, is extraordinary and immense. A Unesco's World Heritage Site, is one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, both in the palace and in the gardens....

  WTI Magazine #72    2015 November 13Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   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 wi...

  WTI Magazine #83    2016 September 16Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   The Lama Balice Nature Park covers an area of 125 hectares and is on a typical carsic incision with a "U" shape, called "lame" (blade) (grooves carved out by running water of rivers and streams over time in limestone), from which it takes its name....

WTI Magazine #70    2015 October, 16Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   The Gallipoli Cognato Lucanian Dolomites Park covers 27,027 hectares (66,785 acres) in the municipalities of Accettura, Calciano, Oliveto Lucano in the province of Matera, and Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa in the province of Potenza. The Park encloses...

  WTI Magazine #68    2015 September, 18Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   The Garden of Aquatic Plants, also called Porcinai Pool, is located on the island Polvese in the protected area of the Park of the Trasimeno, Umbria. It was built in the late 50s of the twentieth century, commissioned by Count Giannino Citterio, ow...