Italian Garden Museums Where Art Merges With Nature
Giardino delle Rose, Florence.
In the hills above Lake Garda in Gardone Riviera, a former dentist to the Italian royal family and Pope Pius XII transformed a 3.7-acre vineyard into a terraced garden of more than 100 Alpine, subtropical, and Mediterranean plants. The garden is now a place to get lost on a scavenger hunt of contemporary art from artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Joan Mirò.
The turn-of-the-century project of the dentist-turned botanist became an open-air contemporary art gallery in 1988,