Villa Gamberaia, Firenze, Toscana (Florence, Tuscany), Italy (XV sec. - 15th C AC)
Giardini all’italiana (Italian Gardens)
The classical Italian garden arose in 15th Century, during the late Renaissance, inspired by ideals of order and symmetry. Its sight and smell had to be a source of inspiration and relaxing for the owner and his guests.
Its paths were delimited by well-finished and trimmed hedges, embellished with statues, fountains, water tricks, grottoes, and fruit trees, especially citrus ones.
The Italian garden usually includes few or no flowers and it stands for its green color out.
An amazing view of the near countryside often lay before to the visitors.
Villa Gamberaia, near Firenze (Florence) is a perfect model of this sort of garden.