Giardino di Villa Gamberaia

Beautiful Italian gardens: perfumes and colours

Parks and villas from Florence to the Lucchesia

Spring marks the return to open fields and blooming flowers. Nature and garden lovers will delight in this unique itinerary between some of Tuscany’s most beautiful gardens and villas that take visitors back to Humanism and the Renaissance. The gardens and villas are symbols of a glorious past and its noble families whose power was mirrored in the magnificence of its home and gardens. Visitors will delight in the architecture, forests, fields, villages, farm houses and noble residences. Walking in the Italian gardens, visitors can contemplate the vast landscape in the heart of Tuscany. The gardens will reveal themselves to those who have time to discover them. The interiors of the villas and the guest houses, inaccessible to the public until recently, can now be seen in all their glory. 

The Gardens at Villa Bardini, Florence—Extraordinary views of Florence. Four hectares of gardens between the left bank of the Arno and the Montecuccoli hills surrounded by medieval walls. The Boboli Gardens, Florence—An amazing oasis behind Palazzo PItti, which was the residence of the Grand Dukes for more than four centuries, and was the home to the King of Italy for a short time. The Medici family created the Italian gardens that became the example for many European courts. It is a true open air museum filled with ancient and Renaissance statues, grottos and fountains. 

The Gardens at Villa Gamberaia, Florence—Located on the hills of Settignano, near the city but surrounded by a peaceful paradise. Beautiful views over the Renaissance city. The Gardens of Villa La Foce, Siena—Important example of the architectural-cultural evolution of Tuscany in the 20th century. The villa and gardens overlook the enchanting Val d’Orcia with views of Mount Amiata in the background.  The Gardens of Villa Garzoni—The villa and gardens are an extraordinary example of taste and culture of 18th century Tuscany.  The Torrigiani Gardens, Florence—Largest private gardens in Europe inside city walls. In fact, this park covers nearly seven hectares in the historic center in Florence. 

The Gardens of Villa Reale Marlia, Lucca—Important residence of noble families and art patrons. During the first years of the 19th century, Napoleon’s sister, Elisa Baciocchi, lived here. It was enlarged during her sojourn. Pinocchio Park, Pistoia—Collodi, childhood retreat of Pinocchio author Carlo Collodi, consists of three important portions: the ancient village, the Garzoni garden and Pinocchio park. Three itineraries that share the harmony of the Tuscan landscape and the ability to lead the imagination towards unusual and fable-like dimensions. 

The Gardens of Villa La Pescigola, Fivizzano—18th century villa in the Lunigiana area featuring an enormous garden. The beauty of the garden is attributed to the flower sculptures and labyrinth that literally comes alive in the springtime.  The Gardens of Villa Peyron, Florence—The Bosco di Fontelucente consists of a formal garden, large park and olive groves; all with a spectacular view of Florence. The Gardens of Villa Poggio, Porselli—Immersed in vineyards and olive groves near San Casciano. 15th century villa.