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The Best Gardens in Italy By Kirsty McLeod

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In this pioneering new book, Kirsty McLeod and Primrose Bell celebrate over a hundred of the finest Italian gardens open to the public.
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The Best Gardens in Italy: A Traveller's Guide by Kirsty McLeod

Italy's gardens speak to us all. In the history of gardening they are the bridge between our world and the ancient world. Their harmony, symmetry and serenity are at once inimitable and universally copied. During the past few years Italy has awoken to a realization of its gardens. In a gardening renaissance, interesting new gardens are being created all over Italy, and there has been exemplary restoration of some historic gardens. In this pioneering new book, Kirsty McLeod and Primrose Bell celebrate over a hundred of the finest Italian gardens open to the public. They take the reader with them on a journey to these gardens: they explore their history and context, and we meet the owners, hear the stories behind the gardens, and learn how they were made and how they are maintained.

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The Best Gardens in Italy Reviews


"Italian gardens are now immensely well covered. Personally I would approach them by buying The Best Gardens in Italy: A Traveller's Guide and planning my own itinerary ... there is so much here for every Italophile, plants, hedges, giardinieri and owners, often amazing, included.' Financial Times

About Kirsty McLeod


Historian and biographer Kirsty McLeod is the author of many books including A Passion for Friendship: Sibyl Colefax and her Circle; Battle Royal: Edward VIII and George VI; and The Last Summer: May to September 1914. She is also past Chairman of the English Heritage Historic Parks and Gardens Panel, set up to advise English Heritage on England's historic gardens. Primrose Bell is a photographer and journalist with a second life and home in Italy. ROBIN LANE FOX is the gardening correspondent for The Financial Times.

Table of Contents


Introduction PIEDMONT Turin Castello di Aglie Villa Rossi Castello di Pralormo Verbano Villa San Remigio Villa Taranto-Ente Giardini Botanici Isola Bella Isola Madre Giardino Alpina LOMBARDY Varese Villa Cicogna Mozzoni Como Villa Bagatti Valsecchi Villa del Balbianello Villa d'Este Villa Carlotta Giardini di Villa Melzi d'Eril Villa Pizzo Lecco Villa Cipressi Villa Monastero Villa Sommi-Picenardi Milan Villa Borromeo Charles Jencks Garden Piacenza Castello di Grazzano Visconti Brescia Giardino Hruska Botanico Villa Borghese Cavazza Lemon Gardens of Lake Garda TRENTINO Bolzano Castel Trauttmansdorff Trento Cason Hirschprunn VENETO Verona Giardino di Villa Rizzardi Villa Allegri Arvedi Giardino Giusti Giardino Sigurta Vicenza Villa Trento da Schio Padua Villa Marcello Giardino Botanico Villa Pisani Giardino Barbarigo-Pizzoni Villa Emo FRIULI Trieste Castello di Duino Castello di Miramare LIGURIA Imperia La Mortola Villa Piacenza Savona Giardino di Villa Gavotti Genoa Villa Negrotto Cambiaso Pallavicono Palazzo Lomellino La Spezia TUSCANY Massa-Carrara La Pescigola Fosdinaro Lucca Villa Grabau Villa Oliva Buonvisi Palazzo Pfanner Villa Reale Villa Torrigiani Villa Bernadini Villa Massei SICILY Palermo Orto Botanico Agrigento Kolymbetra Temple Garden Catania Giardino Hotel San Domenico Villa Trinita Il Biviere Trapani Villa Ingham o Recalia Information for travellers Further reading Index

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GOR006331945
The Best Gardens in Italy: A Traveller's Guide by Kirsty McLeod
Kirsty McLeod
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
2011-05-12
264
0711231834
9780711231832
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