Giusti Garden, Verona
Giusti Garden, Verona

Stonework,trees and hedges and fountain glimpsed through a doorway.

Mascherone, Giusti Gardens
Mascherone, Giusti Gardens

A belverdere marks a look out directly above the mascherone in Giusti.

Parterre, Giusti Gardens
Parterre, Giusti Gardens

parterre with pagan deities

Pagan Deity, Giusti Garden, Verona
Pagan Deity, Giusti Garden, Verona
Giusti Gardens, Verona
Giusti Gardens, Verona

This green oasis is in the middle of Verona and was included on the itinerary of the Grand Tour Travellers

Villa Lante, near Rome
Villa Lante, near Rome

The garden at Villa lante is a story of paradise - paradise lost and paradise regained.  the parterre is divided into twelve compartments originally containing herbs. In the centre is the fountain of Moors.

Cardinal's Table Table, Villa Lante
Cardinal's Table Table, Villa Lante
Fountain of River Gods, Villa Lante
Fountain of River Gods, Villa Lante

On the middle terrace is the fountain of the river Gods, the Tiber and Arno who irrigates the fields.

Catena d'acqua, Villa Lante
Catena d'acqua, Villa Lante

This water chain was designed as an elongated crayfish.

Oval Fountain, Villa D'Este, Rome
Oval Fountain, Villa D'Este, Rome

The first fountain to built in the garden.

Avenue of a Hundred Fountains, D'Este
Avenue of a Hundred Fountains, D'Este

The avenue of a hundred fountains connects the Oval Fountain with the Fountain of Rome.

The Fishponds, Villa D'Este
The Fishponds, Villa D'Este

The fishponds or peschiere, contained exotic fish and birds.

Diana of Ephesus, Villa D'Este
Diana of Ephesus, Villa D'Este

The many breasted Diana of Ephesus.