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Advice on visiting Italy
« on: January 03, 2013, 07:01:17 PM »

I thought I'd tap into the Forum brains trust for advice on garden tours to Italy.
I've got three weeks around April/May (actual days yet to be determined) to spend visiting gardens in Italy.
With just three weeks (including the travel time from Australia) I've decided to focus on Rome and Florence and surrounding regions...
I'm debating what I should do. Should my partner and I go for a group garden tour... And if so any recommendations on tour firms.. Or should we just organise our own itinerary? I don't want to join a group of people who just want to route march through the sights.
Any recommendations? This is my first trip to Italy.
The list of gardens at the moment includes:

Villa d’Este             
Villa Lante,           
Villa Farnese 
Villa Aldo Brandinin   
Giardina della Landriana,
Villa Adriana (Emperor Hadrian’s Villa)

Villa Castello
Villa Gamberaia
Villa Medici at Castello  (Villa Reale)
Le Balze Garden

Within striking disstance of Rome/Florence
Villa La Foce
La Mortella

Thanks Anita
Dry Gardener (rainfall not wine). Adelaide, South Australia. Max temp 45C min -1C

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Re: Advice on visiting Italy
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 07:34:05 PM »
If I could visit only one of the gardens listed it would be Ninfa. If two, I would add La Mortella.
Paddy Tobin, Waterford, Ireland



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