Parks

World’s first Botanical Garden

World’s first Botanical Garden
History Gardens and the cultivation of plants have been around for thousands of years with the first examples dating to around 3000 years ago in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. The Romans were also keen gardeners and they were also aware of the medicinal properties of plants. Following on from the Romans in identifying the medicinal properties of plants were the monks. They also used the beauty of plants and flowers as a celebration of god. The first of these monastic gardens was created in the ... ...

National parks in Italy

National parks in Italy
With more than 1.5 million hectares of protected areas Italian national parks make up the country’s green heart. From the high peaks of the Gran ... ...

Top gardens of Italy

Top gardens of Italy
In this country’s hot and arid Mediterranean climate, the best times of year to visit Italian gardens are actually the spring and fall. It is during ... ...

Vesuvius National Park

Vesuvius National Park
Mount Vesuvius Naples is a unique city worth of attention with an amazing cuisine, architecture and, of course, a mighty volcano – Mount Vesuvius. ... ...

Pincio Gardens

Pincio Gardens
History The terrace of the Pincio Gardens is one of the greatest places from which to enjoy Rome’s picturesque sunsets. The Pincio Gardens or Pincian Gardens actually date back to the antiquity. The name of the park comes from the former villa of the Pincii family, who lived here in the fourth century. Later the hill was used as the vineyard of the monastery of Santa Maria del Popolo. Nowadays there is a more modern nineteenth­century version of the area, separated from the nearby Villa ... ...