Get into the Secret Gardens of Italy

Explore havens of green across Italy inside private houses, museums and religious Italian institutions that are usually unknown or inaccessible in Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome.

August 7, 2015

Embark on a journey of green in Rome, Florence, Venice or Milan and discover the most hidden parks, private gardens and gems of nature. A moment to breath and take a break from the crowds. Exclusively for you.


Havens of green

Plants and flowers mix their colors with the marbles, an unexpected discovery driven by an expert guide explain the history of these location. Astonishing splendors behind closed gates inspire a new feeling of re-birth and wellbeing.

The Experience

In bustling Rome for example, it can be difficult to take a moment and breathe, but in Villa Ada you can find your secret place away from the traffic and the noise of the city. An area of 450 acres (1.8 km2) situated in the northeastern part of the Capital with also an ancient archeological site.
Another great example is the city of Venice, entirely built on the water, which contains a lot of secret places. Be surprised, as there are more gardens on the 118 Islands of Venice than in many other cities. The challenge, it is one of the best kept secrets.

In Florence new form of garden-design take life. A Hidden green paradise, boasting numerous Renaissance-style gardens, along with examples of 16th-century and English-style designs.
Walk around Roman ruins or observe medical plants while visiting Brera and its district in Milan. Combine your passion for travel, nature and well-being with a journey in the city and explore the most beautiful gardens in the city.

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The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice

With its private entrance on the Grand Canal, the hotel is at once both centrally located and utterly secluded. The astonishing Piazza San Marco and spectacular Palazzo Ducale are a short walk away, as are countless boutiques and restaurants.

The Westin Palace, Milan

Our downtown location is convenient to the city’s famous shopping and monuments. This historic luxury hotel is an elegant and sophisticated meeting point for business and leisure travellers alike.

The Westin Excelsior Rome

Since 1906, The Westin Excelsior, Rome has hosted celebrities, statesmen, and artists visiting the Eternal City. The hotel, which was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, enjoys a prime location in the celebrated Via Veneto district.

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