Gardens in Italy


In the last spring, Jardín Sostenible has had the opportunity to escape to Italy to seek inspiration. 

Among several gardens we visited, two captivated us. We wanted to share the experience, so here we leave some of our photos and impressions.

Garden of the Scarzuola (Terni)
It is an old convent that was acquired in 1957 by the architect Tomaso Buzzi, who transformed it. Buzzi was inspired by the classical and mannerist styles to rebuild the convent and turn it into his private city. He built theaters, temples, gardens, ponds, loaded with imagination and surrealism. A stroll through this complex produces both fascination and bewilderment, as it is loaded with symbols and details difficult to interpret.

Gardens of Villa d'Este (Tivoli)
An example of excellence in Italian architecture and landscaping of the Renaissance, an authentic jewel known also with the successful name "garden of wonders". The construction of the villa was carried out in the 16th century by the architect Pirro Ligorio, commissioned by Cardinal Hipólito II d'Este. It is the first garden with such a large expanse, with so many unevenness, fountains and canals. It is a symmetrical garden, of orthogonal forms ordered from a central axis. One of the elements that most attract attention are the multitude of fountains and ponds. We were surprised by its dimension the "One hundred sources", which actually has more than one hundred suppliers; And the fountain of the Oval, impressive by its beauty. The decoration and statues that accompany the whole garden do not go unnoticed, in them they emphasize figures and symbols of the classic mythology.
A place that is part of the history of gardening and landscaping, and that left us really impressed. Not for nothing served as an example and influence for the rest of gardens in the following centuries