In front of our villa there is a typical example of the historical Italian garden that dates back to the XVIII century.
Through the centuries its original structure has been transformed by some architectural changes and the introduction of new species of plants.
As the ancient Italian gardens, it is an evolution of the medieval hortus conclusus characterized by high perimeter walls, making it a private and separated space from the outside.
Because of two successive changes in the mid XIX century and early XX century, a part of the perimeter walls were lowered and replaced with an artistic railing in Art Nouveau.
Originally there was a network of channels of earthenware that connected the eighteenth-century tank to the pots into the ground where the lemon trees were placed.
During the nineteenth century this series of earthenware channels was buried and the interior space of the garden has been rationalized according to the typical structure of the Renaissance garden, with a central avenue and a series of lateral paths delineated by hedges of buxus and floral decorations of earthenware.
In the second half of the nineteenth century, some little walls were built with brick and gray stone and used as bases for potted plants and potted lemon trees.
At one side of the garden, in front of the large doorway of the stables, it was built a large pavilion with a wisteria adorned along its sides by Rhyncospermum jasminoides.
We can find some examples of this garden corner in the art of XIX century, such as the picture La Pergola of the realist painter Silvestro Lega.
Some of the historical plant varieties in the garden have been reproduced in our nursery and are available for our customers: Butia capitata, Chamaerops excelsa, Wisteria sinensis with purple flowers (centenarian specimen), Magnolia Grandiflora Gallisoniensis (centenarian specimens), Camelia japonica, Taxus baccata, Acer negundo flamingo,Peonia arborea, Citrus in centenarian earthen pot.
Currently the garden is visited by garden designers, landscapers and horticulturists, which here take inspiration for their creations.