Italian Renaissance garden

The Italian Renaissance garden was a new style of garden which emerged in the late 15th century at villas in Rome and Florence, inspired by classical ideals of order and beauty, and intended for the pleasure of the view of the garden and the landscape beyond, for contemplation, and for the enjoyment of the sights, sounds and smells of the garden itself.

In the late Renaissance, the gardens became larger, grander and more symmetrical, and were filled with fountains, statues, grottoes, water organs and other features designed to delight their owners and amuse and impress visitors. The style was imitated throughout Europe, influencing the gardens of the French Renaissance and the English garden. (wiki_

Connected Sites

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Ferrara The garden of the Palazzo Costabili is not the original one, as it is a reconstruction in the style of a typical Renaissance garden carried out in the 1930s.
Florence Boboli gardens
Medici Villas and Gardens
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro extensive gardens in the French, Italian and English styles (AB ev)
Pienza Gardens of the Palazzo Piccolomini
Vatican City Cortile del Belvedere in the Vatican Palace
Villa d'Este One of the most significant and best preserved examples of Italian garden (nom file)


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