This is an exceptional example of an Italian-style garden, carefully tended by the Capponi family, who came into possession ... More
This is an exceptional example of an Italian-style garden, carefully tended by the Capponi family, who came into possession of it in the seventeenth century. The family completely renovated this old country home which had previously belonged (in the 15th century) to the father of the celebrated sculptor, Rossellino. In the twentieth century, the garden was enriched with fountains and statues under the careful guidance of skilled gardeners, at a time when the villa belonged to a princess. Restoration works were also carried out to repair Second World War damage. This private villa only allows visitors to its external gardens by prior arrangement.
This is one of the world's most beautiful gardens. It was the highlight of my visit to Florence and the pictures stun all my friends. I will return often in my lifetime! It's a little out of town but there is a bus that will take you almost there, and the rest of the walk is very scenic - past olive orchards and a very quaint village. Trust me...you will be amazed!