Pergola

Villa Vetti

An Ancient Roman Villa – A Cultural Ideal of Rural Life Pt 1

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Roman commentator Pliny the Elder recorded two kinds of villas: villa urbana, a country seat easily reached from Rome and villa rustica, the farm-house estate

Rose glamour

Rose glamour

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The vogue for spending mid-summer in a mountain retreat between 1870 and 1915 in the Blue Mountains at Leura in NSW, Mount Macedon in Victoria, at Stirling in the hills of Adelaide and Toowoomba in Queensland led to the establishment of large well planned luxurious European style gardens. As they…