Italian Gardens

Villa-Garden-Capri

Italian Villas & Gardens – The Fatal Gift of Beauty & Water

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The continuing tradition of Italy’s villas fountains and gardens reveal their national love for festive display and enjoying the fatal gift of beauty and water

Villa San Michelle Garden

The Alchemy of Staying Well – In a Renaissance Garden

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When in 1563 Humanist Poet Annibal Caro retired into private life, to alternate between Rome and the countryside, he said ‘I seem to have found the alchemy of staying well’

Heaven Scent

Heaven Scent

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The human desire for more than a subsistence lifestyle is fulfilled, to a large degree, by the beauty and visual satisfaction we find in gardens. The organization of gardens at different times in history and in different places has been based on assumptions about ‘man’s relationship with nature’.  Gardens emphasize…