Italian Gardens Portfolio

What is it like to construct a garden and what do they mean? How can the different sculptures be interpreted in the modern era? Do these Renaissance-era gardens suggest a larger impact on the state of landscape architecture in Italian society? How about the United States of America? These questions will be answered over the next three months through amateur analysis of three to four other gardens.

This page will be used to track progress and document each of the different Renaissance gardens I will be visiting before I leave Italy.

The first garden featured is the Villa Lante garden in Bagnaia. You can see my analysis of the Villa Lante garden here.

The second garden featured is the Villa D’Este garden in Tivoli. You can see my analysis of the Villa D’Este garden here.

The third set of gardens featured are the Villa Medici (Castello & Petraia), Palazzo Piccolomini, and Boboli — all gardens in the Tuscany region. You can see my analysis of the Villa D’Este garden here.

The fourth garden featured is Il Parco dei Mostri at Bomarzo. You can see my analysis of the Bomarzo garden here.

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