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Top garden recommendations from locals

Sculpture Garden
“Historic garden near Palazzo Pitti. You can also access the garden from Porta Romana and take a long walk in the countryside while being in the city. ”
  • 361 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Giardino degli Aranci (Parco Savello) The tranquil Garden of Oranges, also known as Parco Savello, affords fantastic views of the many monuments, roof tops and domes of Rome, encapsulating flavors of the modern and medieval on its shady walkways. The park itself fits neatly behind the ancient Basilica of Santa Sabina, and beside the Piazza Pietro d'Illiria, named after the founder of the church. Visitors to this secluded square are greeted by the scowling face of Giacomo Della Porta's fountain, perhaps made in reference to Oceanus, a River god. The mask had several previous locations, including the Forum and Lungotevere Gianicolense, before coming to rest on the peaceful Aventine Hill. To the side of the garden are the remains of a wall which once surrounded the Tenth Century Savelli Castle. Built by Alberico II, and inherited by Ottone IIIafter the first Millennium, it was later given to the Dominican Order, who transformed the castle into a monastery, and the small park into a vegetable garden. Legends surrounding Spanish Saint Dominic gave the garden its name, and its first orange tree: having transported the sapling from his homeland, he planted it close to the cloister where it flourished. Legend tells how Saint Catherine of Siena picked the oranges from this tree and made candied fruit, which she gave to Pope Urban VI. The tree remains to this day, visible through a "porthole" in the wall of the nave. Miraculously, a younger sapling grew on its remains, which continues to bear fruit. Years later, orange trees were added to the monastery garden, which became known as the Garden of Oranges. Though they produce bitter fruit, they give a pleasant shady air to the garden, affording a lovely retreat from the bustle and noise of urban life. The garden's present form is the result of the work of architect Raffaele de Vico, creator of many of Rome's "green spaces". Upon entering the Garden of Oranges, the ancient apse of the Basilica of Santa Sabina appears, while, on the opposite side, scanty remains of the old Savelli fortress, drawbridge and towers are visible. The garden was designed on a symmetrical plan, drawing visitors ever closer to the central walkway leading to the terrace. A couple of steps forward offers a fantastic panorama of the Tevere, the ancient temples of the Forum Boarium, Santa Maria in Cosmedin (where the Mouth of Truth is found) the Gianicolo, and the imposing dome of St. Peter's from afar. During the summer it is no surprise that the garden is the choice setting for theatrical productions, a favorite resting spot for visitors touring Rome and the haunt of lovers. Perhaps the inspiring view and romantic ambience offers the ideal prompt for falling at the feet of one's beloved!”
  • 169 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“The Park of the Monsters (Parco dei Mostri in Italian), also named Garden of Bomarzo, is a Manieristic monumental complex located in Bomarzo, in the province of Viterbo, in northern Lazio, Italy. The garden was created during the 16th century. Situated in a wooded valley bottom beneath the castle of Orsini, it is populated by grotesque sculptures and small buildings located among the natural vegetation. Perfect for family with children.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Garden
“These amazing 4 hectares of greenery on the left bank of the Arno offer magnificient view of the city. The villa - Which hosts the Museo Pietro Annigoni - is also an important exhibition venue.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Daily at noon, a cannon fires once from the Janiculum in the direction of the Tiber as a time signal. This tradition goes back to December 1847, when the cannon of the Castel Sant'Angelo gave the sign to the surrounding belltowers to start ringing at midday. In 1904, the ritual was transferred to the Janiculum and continued until 1939. On 21 April 1959, popular appeal convinced the Commune of Rome to resume the tradition after a twenty-year interruption.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Garden
“Relax at the Rose Garden. Great place for reading a book or having a picnic on a sunny day”
  • 80 locals recommend
Park
“Our green lung in downtown Bologna. You can walk, run, train or eat an ice cream or relax taking an aperitif surrounded by the most beautiful park in town”
  • 47 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Stunning tropical garden! The flowers and foliage on the side of a hill provide stunning scenery of the island coastline. The tall trees also provide great refuge from the sun on a hot day. They have a little tea lounge as well as live music events on occasion.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“In the summer you can expect to find a bar for a gelato, drinks or snacks and in the evening you will often find some kind of musical entertainment”
  • 83 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Amazing sculpture wonderland , kids will love it, a great day trip to the coast as well as near to Capalbio and the coast, Ultima spiaggia in the natural park of Burano”
  • 47 locals recommend
Park
“Il principale Parco cittadino, perfetto per fare una camminata/corsa in mezzo al verde e piante secolari.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Garden
“A beautiful old villa in a beautiful park, not far from Florence and easy reachable by bus number 25.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Garden
“Alliance originale de musées, de jardins et de pavillons d’exposition, mêlant littéralement nature, culture et rencontres humaines, Galea est un parc de découverte d’un genre nouveau, racontant les secrets d’une Corse fière de ses racines et ouverte sur le monde… C'est aussi l'un des espaces de conférences les plus dynamiques et fréquentés de France, avec son cycle de 35 rencontres annuelles données par les plus grandes personnalités de la culture, de l'histoire et des sciences.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Garden
““THE BOTANICAL GARDEN It ’s an ancient garden created by Maria Luisa di Borbone in 1820, it includes as well ten kind of monumental tree,a big arboretum divided in 4 sections, many kind of camallias and a very magical small lake with Ninpheas and vegetation.Perfect to walking inside in with childrens. ””
  • 12 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Visit this beautiful building with its impressive garden. Beautiful view from above the walls”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“La Scarzuola is difficult to define: architecture, mystic, philosophy, art, follie? Beautiful sculpture and arts parcs, a bit further away, but not to miss: Parco di Daniel Spoerri (Seggiano), il GIardino dei Tarocchi (Capalbio)”
  • 22 locals recommend