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  • Via Perscherie Vecchie

    Stroll around the fruit stalls and food sellers to assemble an on-the-go lunch. More
  • Vigneti Massa

    Walter Massa has resurrected an ancient, indigenous white grape: Timorasso. Massa’s wines have earned multiple tre bicchieri, the highest distincti... More
  • Viktor & Rolf

  • Vilca

    Colle di Val d'Elsa's fairy tale-like Vilca studio produces some of the area's most imaginative crystal ware. Call ahead to watch craftsmen transfo... More
  • Villa Carlotta

  • Villa Cimbrone

    Built for the English lord Ernest William Beckett and riddled with pretty little cloisters and crypts, this 1904 villa isn’t nearly on par with the... More
  • Villa del Balbianello

    Balbianello is owned and maintained by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano—the Italian National Trust. In addition to the gardens, a magnificent 18th-centu... More
  • Villa Doria Pamphili

    This 17th century villa stakes claim in the largest landscaped public park in Rome. Situated just outside Porta San Pancrazio, it was known as Bel ... More
  • Villa Durazzo Pallavicini

    The park has beautiful trees and shrubs, in particular the camellias, which date back to the garden’s inception in 1840. More
  • Villa Farnese

    The only way to see what gardening authority Penelope Hobhouse called “one of the great masterpieces of Italian garden art” is by first taking the ... More
  • Villa Gregoriana

  • Villa Imperiale

    The structure was both a fortress plus a Renaissance villa, built in four levels on a hillside, with geometric gardens. More
  • Villa Lante

    At the Villa Lante, built for Cardinal Gambara in the 1560’s on a hillside above the medieval town of Bagnaia and considered by many to be the fine... More
  • Villa Melzi

    In May the garden is aglow with azaleas and rhododendrons. A Moorish pavilion placed right at the water’s edge, a well-manicured allée of pollarded... More
  • Villa Rufolo

    The Rufolos were Ravello’s most powerful family in the Middle Ages. Their 13th-century villa has a distinctly Moorish courtyard and is anchored by ... More

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