Here’s Where You Can Find Paradise In Italy


Explore three botanical hideaways in Lazio, Amalfi and Sicily.

This article, written by Luisa Taliento, appears on Huffington Post.

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These age-old trees were admired by the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly and Nick Cave. These are just a few of the artists who loved coming here to relax and visit the Igliori family, who bought this historic property in the 1920s. This is a small privilege that today the Relais Villa Lina offers those who love botanical tourism and creative leisure, on an estate of over 170 acres in the heart of the Tuscia area (tel. +39 0761 625303, relaisvillalina.com). It has four different gardens: the garden of scents to relax amid roses and honeysuckle, the Italian garden created by the architect Raffaello De Vico, the eighteenth- century historic one, and the energy garden created in 2009 by the owner Paola Igliori, with benches so you can sit down and tap into the positive energy of the flora. From the relais, a garden route leads to the gardens of the Ruspoli Castle of Vignanello, those of the Landriana, designed by Sir Russell Page and the secret Hortus Unicorni at Civita di Bagnoregio. Read more at Huffington Post.

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