Italian Botanical Heritage

Italian Botanical Heritage is a project aimed at fostering the knowledge of the Italian botanical, artistic and cultural Italian heritage and the development of green tourism in Italy, and to become a virtual meeting platform between enthusiasts of t


The Gargano National Park is the spur of Italy, which takes the form of a boot. The nature of this promontory is calcareous and was originally completely covered by forests, now reduced to 15 percent of the original surface, among which we point out the Umbra Forest, the green heart of the entire park.

In his property in Fontanellato, Parma, the art publisher and collector Franco Maria Ricci has planted the largest maze in the world, all made with bamboo plants. Its plant has the shape of an 8-pointed star, inspired by Roman mosaics; it occupies about 8 hectares of land and stretches for 3 kilometres; it is made up of more than 120 thousand plant...

The Seu natural reserve is a calcareous promontory with a cliff of 15 m above sea level. It covers about 115 hectares and is an administrative part of the Municipality of Cabras in the province of Oristano, Sardinia. The area has a particular historical interest: the seat of human settlements already at the time of the Nuragic civilization, it was...

Located in the province of Pesaro and Urbino, in the Marche region, the Gola del Furlo State Nature Reserve covers 3,600 hectares of woods, meadows, pristine peaks and fresh water. Established in 2001, it is crossed by the Candigliano river, which creeps into the rocky cliffs of the Gola (gorge), creating a landscape of great charm.

Located on the slopes of the Caserta hills, the Reggia di Caserta (Caserta Royal Palace) is a historical residence that belonged to the Royal House of the Bourbons of Naples, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Built at the behest of Charles III of Bourbon in 1751, under the direction and design of architect Luigi Vanvitelli, it is surrounded...

Villa Brusoni Scalella's park is one of the most fascinating and mysterious gardens on the Riviera del Brenta in Venice, Veneto. The consistency of the design and the ingeniousness of the complex solutions of the water system make us think that a high-level designer worked on this, and often the name of the architect Giuseppe Jappelli was made to a...

The Lake Penne Oasis is located within the Lake Penne Regional Reserve, in the town of Penne in the Pescara province, in Abruzzo. It broadens for about 1,300 hectares and protects a characteristic wet environment, that of the river bands.

The Quirinale Palace stands on the homonymous hill of Rome. It is the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic and one of the symbols of the Italian State. The Quirinale surrounds a garden of about 4 hectares, famous for its elevated position. The romantic garden of the second half of the eighteenth century, with the elegant Coff...

The Park of Mediterranean Biodiversity, formerly Parco della Scuola Agraria, was inaugurated in 2004. It is located in the center of the town of Catanzaro, Calabria, and it is entirely dedicated to the protection of the flora and fauna characteristic of the Mediterranean, such as the numerous botanical species.

Villa Cicogna Mozzoni was built in 1463 as a hunting lodge of the Mozzoni family, and renovated and expanded in the third decade of the sixteenth century commissioned by the brothers Francesco and Maino Mozzoni. In the 1580s Ascanio Mozzoni tried to revive, in the settlement of the land around the villa, the many ideas learned during numerous trips...

The Bardini Garden is a historical garden of Florence, in the Oltrarno area: four hectares of garden, forest and orchard garden right by the medieval city walls. The first phase of the history of this area dates back to the Middle Ages starring the wealthy Mozzi family which, in the thirteenth century, was the owner of several houses and land inclu...

The San Giuliano Lake Oasis is located in the San Giuliano Regional Reserve, established in 2000 in the municipalities of Grottole and Miglionico, in the Matera province. The area covers about 1300 hectares and is one of the most important wetlands of Basilicata.